From: Lady Timedramon (sailrgal@MailAndNews.com)
Subject: RE: [PW!] The more things change, the more they stay the same
Date: 2001-05-19 15:33:18 PST
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>"Pokemon have different personalities," Hito replied. "Just like humans, the
>experiences that a Pokemon has during its lifetime help to determine what kind
>of Pokemon it will grow into. I personally don't believe in sending Pokemon
>into fight other Pokemon just for sport. If they choose to fight without a
>human ordering them to, then they are choosing to fight of their own will."
"None of my pokemon have ever voiced any objections to fighting," added
Jane. "And believe me, they would tell me if they didn't want. Most of
enjoy some sort of competition. Even if it's among themselves. My
grandparents board pokemon for trainers. Even when the pokemon aren't with
their trainer, they still practice and compete in the wild."
>Hito would have continued talking when suddenly a crushing pain coursed through
>her head. Dropping to her knees, she grabbed her head, and let out a low moan.
>Lokon jumped off her head, and whined, wanting to know if her friend was all
Sarah Jane's eyes widened as she sensed some sort of psychic powers being
>"What's wrong?" Sarah Jane asked, concern filling her voice. "Are you okay?"
>"I... My head..." Hito gasped. "I... I've never felt pain this intense
>As Hito knelt on the ground, Sarah Jane felt a presence nearby. Turning around,
>the saw a young girl, maybe about her age, with a Kadabra.
>"Great job, Kadabra!" Watashi Wa cried out. "This is great!" With those words,
>she summonded her Kadabra back into the Pokeball, and hurried off.
>Watching her go, Damian turned to Hito, helping her to her feet. "Who was
>"A plot convenience," Hito replied.
>"Huh?" Both Sarash Jane and Damian replied, blankly.
>"She's a girl," Hito replied. "Her name's Watashi Wa. She's... not a very nice
>person. I got on her bad side a few days ago."
"That's a perfect example of someone doing wrong with a pokemon," muttered
Sarah Jane as she stared off after Watashi Wa. "Pokemon are not tools to be
used to harm people." She helped Hito to her feet. "Are you okay?"
"Yeah. It will pass," returned Hito.
"As much as I'm enjoying debating the merits of Pokemon battling," said
Damian, "we both still have assignments to do."
"I know," said Sarah Jane. "Sabrina is expecting me to report on the gym
route of Johto." She turned to Hito. "Would you like to come with us?
Damian and I are supposed to be battling and catching pokemon while we're
here. I know you don't approve of that, but you're still welcome to come
"I don't know," said Hito.
"So how do you want to start?" Damian asked Sarah Jane. "Do you want to go
and find a guide, or do you want to wing it?"
"Let's skip the guide for now," said Sarah Jane. "We didn't rely on one
when we were on the Kanto route. According to my grandfather, new trainers
start out from New Bark Town in Johto. Either we start by checking out the
here in Goldenrod, or we can start by going to New Bark Town and begin the
route from there."
- Time Lady