Prologue and Chapter One
So... This is Cherrygrove City. There are three houses, and they look eerily similar. An old man showed me the points of interests - the Pokécenter, the Pokémart, and the... sea. While I had no intention to follow him around the "town", I felt an irrepressible need to do it anyway; I guess this is how the game manifests itself. It didn't really bother me: as long as I can still think by myself, I'm alright. After the tour, he finally gives me his running shoes, pretending they're new even though they have clearly been used for quite a long time already. Does Game Freaks have budget issues?
Immediately after gramps finishes his speech, I run - yes, I RUN, halleluia - to the Pokécenter to heal Adelize. She impresses me - no hoothoot could survive her scratches, and she is now level 7. I don't really know what she thinks of me, though she apparently likes to lead. I am becoming more and more concerned though: She's still my only companion, and I don't know how I will manage to catch another one if she continues to defeat them so quickly...
I head to Mr. Pokémon's house. The trip goes as planned, and I only encounter a couple of weedles on my way. Halfway down the road, I come across the Apicorn guy's house, and enter.
"Hello Sir. Sh- please be quiet. I know you're not Mr. Pokémon and yes, I came to see you, but it's only because I've been here before, even though you probably don't remember. If you don't do something, you will forever stay in Mr. Pokémon's shadow; you have to react! I don't know, open an Apicorn Collectors' Club and put a giant sign in Cherrygrove City, for example. I know you can do it. You're a good man. Now give me that box."
What a wonderful person I am. Fastforward: I reach Mr. Pokémon's house, receive the Pokédex and the Mystery Egg, return to the Elm's lab, beat Silvan - my rival - and am told to complete the badge quest. Adeliz is now level 10, and although nothing has proved to be a challenge to her yet, I know that it won't last and I still haven't caught any other pokémon. Keeping that in mind, I decide to go by a roundabount way in order to find a new ally; I still haven't visited Route 46, and it's just round the corner.
Once I've arrived, I take a look around. All this tall grass doesn't scare me anymore, I know I have someone to count on. After a few steps in the rough, I notice a movement on my right... A spearow! Fantastic!
"Go, Adeliz! Scratch!" Being able to shout that without looking like an idiot is really great.
Trusting Adeliz to do the job, I open my bag to get a Pokéball. However, just as I'm about to pick one, I hear a deafening screech and drop the bag in surprise.
"Adeliz? Why didn't you use Scratch?"
The sneasel stares at me with a smug look on her face. Great, now that the spearow's defense is lowered, it won't be able to survive another one of her hits... Suddenly, I understand: I don't have a badge! Adeliz is going to do whatever she wants until I get one... But I can't take on the Gym Leader without at least one other pokémon. I guess I'll just try to catch the spearow anyway- WAIT ADELIZ, NO! She killed it. Oh well, she's a sneasel after all, I should have guessed she wouldn't be tameable.
"Come on. Let's go to Violet City..."
As I arrive to the town's Pokécenter, Adeliz has only leveled up once - that makes her level 11. I avoided as many fights as I could, figuring I would try catching something in a Route where the pokémons are a bit stronger... I enter Route 32, my head full with a mix of anticipation and apprehension. Ok, here is the first patch of tall grass... Don't screw up again, please, Adeliz.
Suddenly, I hear a hiss. An ekans! I take a look at Ade - she really seems to want to bite the snake's head off, but I think she understood how important it was to me. Right when I ask her, she performs a quick attack on the creature, leaving it weakened... Well, ideally, I would have liked it to be a little bit weaker, but this will have to do. I take out a Pokéball, and cross my fingers.
YEAH! I'm overjoyed. A girl ekans! From now on, you'll be Sesheta. Welcome to the team!
Adeliz, level 11 female sneasel
Sesheta, level 4 female ekans