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by Mechanist Gamma

Mechanist Gamma Pika and Vee begin their quest to become the ultimate exploration team.
Pika yawned, waking up. It was time for another exiting day. "Good morning, sleepy head." Vee said. The girl was packing something together. "I just took a walk on the beach and found some stuff." Upon closer inspection, Pika saw Vee packing seashells into the wall. "I collect seashells." she said. "Kind of a habit of mine." "Well, I think it's cool." Pika said. "They might look the same, but up close each and every one is different in its own way. Kind of like Pokemon." Vee chuckled. "Come on, let's go into town. I'm sure the people there would like to meet you." The two friends smiled as they exited the burrow.

Pika could hardly believe his eyes. The town was HUGE! He could see a dojo where a Machamp was teaching Machop, a Pokemon Daycare run by Wigglytuff, a hospital, a police station with Magnemite and Beldum, and a bunch of shops. But to him, the most impressive thing was a hut on top of a hill. Above it was a statue of a big bird. "Pretty impressive, huh?" Vee asked. "The people of Lagross town have really made this place a bustling community. That building with the giant statue is Zapdos' Guild, the HQ for the junior exploration teams. The tall building with the red plus is the hospital, the big blue building is the police station, and that brown building is Machamp's Dojo. Most of the other houses are schools, houses or shops." Pika saw a shop with a big sign. It read; 'Electro Balls sold here! Get one free if you're a Pikachu level 20 or higher!' Pika looked exitedly. "An Electro Ball... that sounds so cool!" he said. "Yeah, I've heard that it improves the fighting ability of a Pikachu." Vee said. "What level are you?" "Uh... seven." Pika responded. "Oh, well. Maybe later. Besides, we're headed for the guild, right?" "Yeah." Vee said. "Let's get going."

"Well... here we are." Vee said. The two looked up at the huge Zapdos statue. "I hear Zapdos is a strict boss." she said. "So be ready for anything." Vee took a deep breath and stepped forward... and triggered a switch! "Hold it!" a voice said. "Huh?!" Vee exclaimed. She had not heard about this! "The boss is very strict about who he lets in to the guild." the voice said. "State your business." "Well, we want to become an exploration team." Vee said. The voice grew silent for a few seconds. "Alright, step onto the grid that will now appear." the voice said. A part of the floor opened up to reveal a gap that had been barred with wood. Vee did as instructed and stepped onto the pad. "Vee the Eevee. Has been trying to form an exploration team for some time. Is a prime target for Weavile's gang. Likes collecting seashells." the voice said. "And I assume you have a friend with you?" "Yes." Vee said. "Then bring him over the grid." The voice ordered. Vee stepped back, allowing Pika forwards. "What is this?! Unrecognisable!" the voice said. "How? I can recognise every person in the Eludes region! The only solution is..." "Uh, I'm new." Pika said. "My name's Pika." "Oh, of course!" the voice said. "Come on in." The grid closed and the door opened. A lift came up to get them. Pika and Vee smiled, descending the lift.

As the lift came to a stop, Pika and Vee were stunned by the incredibly detailed and well-made underground base. Besides, the ceiling was super high. "Two Golurks stacked on top of each other could fit in here." Vee said. Pika didn't understand the remark, but he got the meaning. The two felt tiny compared to the giant room. There were also Pokemon here and there. A Drilbur was coming out of a tunnel. A Whismur was helping a Chansey to carry a big pot of soup. A Treeko was talking to a Golett. And a Chatot was over by a big door. The Drilbur and the Chatot came over to the two. "These are the two I told you about." The Drilbur said. "You were right." Chatot said. "I never have met this one before." Pika and Vee looked confused. "Oh, so sorry!" Chatot said. "I'm Chatot, and that voice you heard was Drilbur here. Sorry about the treatment. It's just to make sure we don't get any bad sorts. If you want to join us, then sure! You'll just have to check with Master Zapdos first." Vee gulped. The two entered the giant room after Chatot.

"Master Zapdos, we have visitors wishing to join the guild." The Zapdos was silent for a few seconds. "Well, why not?" The thunder bird said. "It's always nice to have new members!" The huge storm-master turned around to face the two. "Pleasure to meet you! I'm Zapdos, and welcome to the guild!" Pika swore he could have heard Vee breathe a sigh of relief. "H-hello." she said. "My name's Vee, and this is my partner Pika." "Hey!" Pika said, saluting the bird. "Welcome!" Zapdos said. "It is my privelage to be able to run this guild for the many Pokemon here. "So, I assume you two will be an exploration team?" he asked. Pika and Vee nodded. "Yes, that's why we're here." The Eevee said. Zapdos let out a booming voice. "MEMBERS OF ZAPDOS' GUILD! REPORT TO THE MAIN HALL! WE HAVE NEW FRIENDS!" A scuffle was heard outside. "Join me." Zapdos said, leading the two young friends out.

"ATTENTION!" Chatot yelled out. There were eight members of the guild present. "Roll call!" "TREEKO!" "DRILBUR!" "Whismur!" "GOLETT!" "CRANIDOS!" "KADABRA!" "MEOWTH!" "EMOLGA!" All of the guild members cried out. "Explorers!" Zapdos said. "Today, we grow stronger. Not in power, but in will. Not in numbers, but in courage. Today, we rise to share our shining dreams among our new comrades! Today, we welcome Pika and Vee into our noble ranks! NOW WE RISE!" With the speech, all Pokemon cheered. Pika and Vee smiled at each other. Now they were truly... explorers.

"This is your room." Chatot said, showing them a hollow. "You'll get a full tour of the base tomorrow." With that, Pika and Vee were left to settle in. "Well, let's head to bed." Pika said. "I concur." Vee said, and the two settled down to rest.

"Hey, Pika?"
"Yeah, Vee?"
"What do you think we should call our exploration team?"
"What do you mean?"
"Come on. All the cool teams have names! We should have one too."
"Well... how about Shining Dreams?"
"Sounds nice! How'd you think of it?"
"Well, Zapdos mentioned it. Remember? 'We rise to share our shining dreams aming our new comrades?'"
"Oh, yeah! Now I remember! That could work."
"So then, we'll inform Zapdos tomorrow."
"Good night, Pika."
"Good night, Vee."

(Special thanks to; @EspeonTheBest, @pikapal forever, @Twilight Nova, @Shauna23, @JacobRaze and @Bulba the Curious.)
  1. Shepemugh
    Mar 23, 2021
  2. Bulba the Curious
    Bulba the Curious
    I lik it!
    Oct 7, 2015
  3. Mechanist Gamma
    Mechanist Gamma
    Vee's Journal - Today was amazing! Me and Pika joined Zapdos' guild! We met a bunch of other Pokemon, and found out that Zapdos is really nice. We also have a room. I assume that tomorrow we'll begin our trials. That's all for now.
    Oct 4, 2015