I was a simple kid, visiting a local game shop to buy Pokemon
Blue. I had already playeds every Pokemon game, except for the
very original. (Of course, I hadn't played remakes like
Heartgold, Leafgreen, etc.) The cashier sat lazily behind the
counter, resting his feet on the counter and lounging in his
chair. I entered timidly.
"G-good morning sir..."
He looked up with a stone cold stare.
I sighed and looked around . No point in talking with a cranky
I searched around for the shelf with Pokemon. All the games were
listed in alphabetical order, which really helped me find Blue in
no time. I bought the game and head home, filled with
anticipation. I'd finally be able to say I've played (and
probably beaten) every Pokemon game!
Once I got home, I rushed upstairs to my room, locking the door
behind me. I looked around for my special edition Pikachu
Gameboy, put the cartridge in the game slot, saw the familiar
Gameboy startup logo, and smiled. Once the startup screen booted
up however, that's when my smile faded quickly. There was
already a save file, despite the cartridge being new and
untouched. Typical default name Blue with all badges, but the
playtime. 06:66. I brushed it off and decided to check out the
file, in both idiocy and curiousity. Now I really wish I hadn't
touched that damned file. The file started in Lavender Town, in
front of the Pokemon tower. However, the usual theme was
different. It sounded like it was in reverse. As if the theme
wasn't disturbing enough already... I noticed another thing.
The town was named "WhO aRe YoU?!".
"This is ridiculous!"
I said lightly to myself.
"What type of joke is this..."
Again, I brushed it off and looked at the looked at the player's
Pokemon. Only a Mew by the name of FrIeNd. Same alternating
capitals as the town. I checked his moves. It only knew Curse,
Grudge, and Destiny Bond, all with 99PP. The fourth move was
blank. I knew something was up, but I decided to brush it off
yet again stubbornly. I looked through the menus, looking for
his sprite. My curiousity was thrown out the door when I saw the
sprite. A mangled, bloody Mew. A chunk of his head missing, eye
hanging out, entrails spilled everywhere, and yet having a
demonic smile. I dropped my Gameboy in shock. A message box
appeared on my GBA.
Ow. ThAt HuRt...PiCk Me Up
AnD dOn'T dO tHaT aGaIn!
I looked at my Gameboy silently.
Is ThErE sOmEtHiNg
WrOnG?! hUrRy AnD pIcK mE uP!
"What? No! I'm not picking you up!"
The message box didn't change. The same message.
"No! No, no, no, no!"
The message box changed to a '...' for a few, then changed again.
I remained silent.
PiCk Me Up.
I took a deep breath.
"For the last time, NO!"