From: Roberto Perez-Vila
Subject: [PW!] Pop! Goes the Weedle.
Date: Thursday, September 23, 1999 3:55 PM
A tall red-haired Rocket marches through the tall grasses north of
Saffron City, trying to flush out some Pokemon to add to her personal
collection. Omelette the baby Chansey peeks her face out of the black
sack hanging on Minax's waist, giggling her own name, oblivious to her
master's cruel nature. A cruel nature that is bound to surface any minute
Minax clears her throat. She opens her mouth, and a gentle song is sung
"All around the tall grassy field, the Mankey chased the Weedle...
The Mankey thought it 'twas all in fun...
Pop! Goes the Weedle.
Minax needs some new Pokemon...
Whatever she can find here...
And that is why she sings this song...
Pop! Goes the Weedle."
Minax's beautiful, sweet singing voice lures a few Pokemon out of hiding.
Coincidentally, among them are a Mankey and a Weedle. A Bellsprout also
wobbles into the audience. It's a scene out of a Clefairy tale, but Minax
certainly isn't Snow White. Minax crouches and scratches the Mankey on
his tummy with her blue fingernails, "You sure look strong..."
The pudgy white pig-monkey's eyes show his happiness as he nuzzles up
against Minax's hand. "Mankey! Mankey!" Minax continues to hum the
soothing tune, almost with a cynical tone. The Weedle gets jealous of the
Mankey and starts nuzzling up against one of Minax's boots, craving
attention from the lovely young woman who sings so well. "Weeedle!"
"You're both wonderful!" Minax giggles, the Mankey's fur tickling the
palm of her hand. She glances at the Bellsprout, who is too timid to
approach her. "What's wrong, Bellsprout? Afraid? Never seen a seductive
The Bellsprout stands frozen, with a sweatdrop hanging off the side of
her bud-like yellow head, "Bell?"
"Not a bell, a siren. There's a difference." Minax smirks, continuing to
pet the Mankey, who has grown quite fond of Minax's touch. Minax uses her
free hand to beckon the Bellsprout to come near her, "Don't be afraid."
The Bellsprout shakes her head, already taking a few steps back,
Minax chuckles and calmly whispers under her breath, while reaching for
her skinning knife, "All around the tall grassy field, the Mankey chased
the Weedle..." She stops petting the Mankey and holds the knife in front
of the Pokemon, who doesn't fear the blade, "The Mankey thought it 'twas
all in fun..." She drives the knife into his heart, pulls the knife out,
and licks the blood off of the blade. She stabs the Weedle at her feet!
Blood splatters. "Pop! Goes the Weedle."
Witnessing the death of her friends, the Bellsprout pukes out a green
liquid. She then shouts, "BELL! BELL! BELL!"
Minax hides her skinning knife and stands up. She slowly walks towards
the Bellsprout, "Don't worry, I'm not going to kill you as long as you
stand still. I'm going to capture you, since you seem to be a wonderful
judge of character!"
Having heard the Bellsprout's cries for help, a lone Oddish leaps out of
the tall grasses! The brave little Seed Pokemon places himself directly
in front of his best friend, the female Bellsprout, "Oddish! Oddish!"
"How cute." Minax scoffs and pulls her silver pistol out of its holster.
She closes her large black sack over the baby Chansey's head, to spare
Omelette from seeing another Pokemon get murdered. Minax points her gun
directly at the Oddish in front of her, and the Grass Pokemon doesn't
even flinch. Minax smiles, and still keeping her gun pointed at the
Oddish while she says, "Bravery is another virtue that I like in Pokemon,
so I'll give you a chance. If you answer my next question the way I want
you to, I'll spare your life and I won't capture your untrusting little
The Oddish narrows his already small eyes and says, "Oddish. Oddish..."
Minax licks her lips, then solemnly asks, "Do you believe in Goddish?"
Minax pulls the trigger. The loud gunshot startles nearby Pidgey, who fly
out of the tall grasses and escape into the sky. The Oddish topples to
the ground, nectar dripping out of a large hole in his body, his once
brilliant green leaves quickly withering into a dry brown heap. Minax
sniffs a laugh, "How dare he call his people's deity 'odd'? That's
Deeply phased by her best friends death, the Bellsprout cries, not moving
at all, not wanting to meet the same fate.
"And as for you..." Minax slides her pistol back into its holster, then
grabs the third Pokeball on her belt and enlarges it. She hurls the
sphere towards the Bellsprout, who gets sucked inside. The Pokeball
doesn't wobble, as the Bellsprout accepts her fate, knowing that death
awaits her if she tries to escape. Minax grabs the Pokeball and speaks to
it, sure that the Pokemon inside can hear her, "Smart choice, Bellsprout.
Make one wrong move, and I will kick your Grass."