Subject: [PW] Shock arrives at Saffron City
Date: Friday, June 11, 1999 7:05 PM
Shock couldn't sleep. He was lying down on the side of the road, trying to get
some sleep so that he could make it to Saffron Tomorrow. Because he couldn't
sleep anyway, Shock decided to continue on to Saffron City.
He could see the tall buildings in the distance, and every few minutes,
the buildings larger and larger until he was finally in Saffron City.
Shock wandered around the city for a while. There wasn't much to do until
morning, so Shock decided to head to the pokemart. He walked past a long row of
many businesses. A hair salon, a pokemon breeding center, and finally, the
"Go, Magnemite!" Shock cried out suddenly. He threw Magnemite's pokeball
and Magnemite popped out. The pokeball bounced back into Shock's arms. Shock
had Magnemite use his sonicboom attack to blow a hole in the window of the
pokemart. Shock knew that this would send a silent alarm back to the police
station. He had to hurry.
Shock climbed into the broken window and started looking around the dark
store. He saw some pokeballs on a shelf, and figured he could always use a few
more, so he grabbed three and stuffed them into his backpack. He also looked
around for some potions, so that if Magnemite was ever hurt, Shock could heal
him right on the spot.
Shock finally spotted some potions behind the counter. The police sirens
were beginning to sound in the distance. Shock knew he had to get out of there.
He grabbed a lighter and some cigarettes on his way out of the store.
Now Shock could see the flashing lights of a policeman coming his way. He
ducked out of the store and ran around behind the buildings. After about half
an hour of running, Shock decided that he must have lost the police, if they
had ever seen him.
Shock took out a cigarette and lit it with his lighter. That was exciting.
He took a deep puff from the cigarette.
Three hours later, Shock headed towards the Saffron City Gym. He was going
to battle Sabrina. Sabrina trained psychic pokemon, but after training for five
years with Lt. Surge, Shock knew he could beat Sabrina.
When Shock got to the Saffron Gym, it was still dark and locked up. He
took out another cigarette and lit it, and started waiting for Sabrina.
She arrived a few minutes later. "Hello," She said, "Do you wish to battle
me for a marsh badge?"
"Yes," Shock said, slowly reaching for his pokeball, "I do."
"I will be a few more minutes," She said, "Wait here."
A few minutes later, the doors of the gym slowly opened, even though no
one was around to open them. Shock entered the gym. He walked down a long, drab
hallway that opened into a much larger room. This was the place where Shock
would battle Sabrina for a Marsh badge.
Sabrina was sitting on a chair across the room from Shock. "I know you
wish to battle with me, Shock," She said, surprising Shock that she knew his
"How did you know my name?" Shock asked her, gripping his pokeball tighter
in his hand with excitement.
"I have psychic visions, Shock," Sabrina said to him, "I know a lot about
"Yeah?" sneered Shock, "Like what?"
"I know that you robbed the local pokemart last night," Sabrina said, "I
also know that you ran away from your home in Vermilion City after being kicked
out of Lt. Surge's Gym."
"All right, so you know a lot about me," Shock said, "So what?"
"I know how you like things, how should I say, interesting." Sabrina said,
with excitement in her eyes. "So I propose a bet."
"Fine," said Shock, "You're on!"
"Wait until you have heard the bet," Sabrina said to him.
"Okay, what's the bet?" Shock asked her.
"If you win, you get the Marsh badge," Sabrina said, "If I win, you turn
yourself in to the police for robbing the pokemart."
"Agreed," said Shock, "but I won't lose."
"We will use one pokemon each," Sabrina said, "I choose you, Venomoth!"
"Go, Magnemite!" Shock cried.
"Venomoth, leech life, now!" Sabrina cried. A beam shot from Venomoth
"Magnemite, supersonic, now!" Shock cried. Magnemite let out a screeching
noise that seemed to have a large affect on Venomoth, but had no effect to
Shock or Sabrina. Venomoth then started to attack itself.
"Venomoth, return!" Sabrina cried, "You have beaten me Shock. I present to
you the marsh badge. I must tell you though, that I couldn't afford to let you
turn yourself into the police. Even though we made a bet, I couldn't let you
lose this bet. Your destiny is too important. That is all I can tell you. Good
luck." Sabrina threw something down onto the floor. Smoke billowed all around
her. When the smoke cleared, she was gone.
Sabrina had said that his destiny was too important not to let him win
their bet. Shock wondered what she meant by that.
Shock walked out of the gym with Magnemite floating along behind him. He
decided that he couldn't worry about what Sabrina said.
"Good job, Magnemite," Shock said, taking it in his arms and petting it
the best that a metal pokemon could be petted.
"Mag-ne-mite" Magnemite said.