The Adventures of Shaymin
Shaymin struggles to fly through the sky as she reads the map she picked up at the Pokémon center a few miles back.
“Ok so according to this I keep going straight and”
The map device that Nurse Joy gaver her flies out of Shaymin’s hands as she blinks for two seconds.
“Well I guess I keep heading straight.”
Shaymin continues her struggled flight till it starts to turn dark.
“Maybe I took a wrong turn or worst maybe I passed it. Ugh why does this world have to be so hard to navigate?”
Shaymin finally reaches an island with a thin walkway protruding from it almost like a sandbar, but with flowers. Shaymin lands as her head starts to hurt.
“Agh I-I remember this place.” Shaymin sayings looking around.
“I was here for a short time then taken by Arceus. The memory is so faded though.” Shaymin whispers
Shaymin lands on the island which had small hills covered in gracidea flowers all over. The bushes ruffle behind Shaymin turns around and stands ready for battle. Instead of some horrible creature another Shaymin Pokémon comes out of the flowers. The Shaymin Pokémon walked past Shaymin without even glancing at her.
The Pokémon looks up and gasps.
“You’re the Protector! You’re back!”
“Please follow me!”
Shaymin follows the other Pokémon into the flowers till it stops.
“Hey what’s the hold up?”
The Pokémon turns around.
“Follow that direction.” The Pokémon points her head forward. “Continue on until you meet the tall hill then go inside it.”
Shaymin nods thinking it was simple enough. As she walks more and more Shaymin began to come out of the flowers and stare at her in wonder. The Pokémon started to whisper amongst themselves.
“She’s back. The Protector returns! Where has she been all this time?”
Finally Shaymin stops at the hill mentioned before and sits down knocking on the door. Shaymin waits till another of her kind opens the door. The strange thing about this one was that it was larger than most the other Shaymin’s. The Pokémon began to tear up as it laid eyes upon Shaymin.
“My baby girl… You’re back at last.”
“M-mom?” Shaymin said almost tearing up herself.
“You’ve changed so much! Why aren’t you in your Pokémon form?”
“M-my Pokémon form? I can change forms?”
“Apparently you haven’t been like this for long. Please follow me so we can talk somewhere private.”
Shaymin follows her mother to the edge of the island where the beach touched the grass. Shaymin sat down next to her mom as the two began to talk.
“So you have been through all that? My no wonder you have been gone for so long.”
“I came to you so maybe you and dad could come help me with my powers. You know train me.”
“I can teach you the basics like your Pokémon form and how to fly, but that’s about all I am allowed to teach you.”
“Not you too!”
Shaymin’s mother chuckles “It’s been written for years that the chosen one must walk his or hers own path unhindered. Though it also said you should have passed your first obstacle by now. Anything can happen at this point.”
Shaymin looks up at the sky the sun beginning to sink.
“Shaymin dear, your father he can’t teach you anything.”
“Wait why not?!”
“He’s not with us anymore.” The Pokémon says turning her head.
“What… He’s dead.”
“He was protecting Flower Paradise from poachers whilst most Shaymin were on their way to the Flower Garden.”
“I’m sorry… I shoulda been here.”
“Oh Shaymin it’s your fault he’s gone.” Her mother says snuggling up to her daughter.
By this time the sun was down and the moon was out.
“Alright really quickly I gotta teach you your Pokémon form. So that way you don’t have to sleep outside.”
“I guess that’s fair.”
“Now the trick is to imagine yourself as you’re chosen Pokémon. It’s pretty much up to you from there.”
Shaymin nods. She closes her eyes her breathing slowing as she begins to imagine a Shaymin running and fighting. Shaymin opens her eyes to find the world was smaller and she was closer to the ground.
“Did I do it?”
Shaymin’s mother was on the verge of tears again “Oh Shaymin you look beautiful.”
Shaymin was a Pokémon just as it was supposed to be. It felt welcoming and natural. She wasn’t as big as her mother, but still bigger than most Shaymin. Shaymin began walking around on her new legs only to fall over. She is caught by her mother who giggles.
“Looks like you still walk like a baby I see.”
“Ha ha very funny.”
Shaymin’s mother guides her daughter to the hill again. Finally Shaymin getting the hang of her new feet and legs rather quickly goes inside. It was very cozy and quaint inside the hill. There were 3 grass beds made of various flowers and grass. Only 1 had a bowl full of various berries.
“Feels like home.”
“Well it should this where you were born. Though it was nicer when your father was around.”
Shaymin’s mother pulls one of the beds closer to hers.
“Come sleep dear you only have a day with me and I better make the most of it tomorrow.”
Shaymin walks over to the grass and plunks down snuggling up to her mother. The night seemed to fly by as Shaymin awoke to bustling Pokémon. Her mother prods her daughter awake the best she could.
“Come on Shaymin you got to get up now!”
Shaymin stands up yawning. She remembers everything that went on last night and wasted no time getting outside.
“Let’s go mom I got to get back to Hall as soon as I can.”
Shaymin’s mom couldn’t help but smile at the devotion. She leads her bundle of joy to where they laid last night.
“Hey mom you never told me your name.”
“Now why would you want to know that?”
Her mother chuckles “It’s Elisa. Now focus. You have to do the same thing as last night, but this time it’s gotta be a Skymin you imagine.”
This time it was much easier. It took a few minutes less than last time. Shaymin was still the same size and again it felt so natural.
“This is starting to become really cool.”
Elisa inspects her daughter then nods. She walks over to one of the Gracidea flowers and rubs it. The pollen leaks from it and turns her into a large Skymin.
“How come you needed to use that flower to change?” Shaymin questioned.
“The chosen one is one of the few Shaymin that can transform into a Skymin on cue without a Gracidea flower. The downside is that expends a bit of energy. It seems you have been fighting lately so it didn’t affect you as badly. Another cool feature is that the chosen one can transform into Skymin even during the night. Though you are much weaker.”
Elisa begins floating in the air.
“Alright it’s not hard. I’ll be here the entire time so don’t worry.”
Shaymin nods. She was honestly a little scared at first when her paws left the ground.
“I’m doing it! Mom I’m flying!”
Shaymin begins taking a little farther and twirling in air. She was obviously a natural as it should be for all Skymin.
“Ok slow down. It’s just gonna get hard. It’s easier to maneuver in your Skymin Pokémon form. Try changing back.”
Shaymin changes back to her Pokemorph form and almost instantly begins to fall.
“Come honey you can do it!”
It took many hours of crashing, encouragement, and transforming, but Shaymin began to get the hang of it all. She was flying just as a pro should. The saddest part of the day is when Shaymin had to leave. She was heartbroken to leave her mother and her home so soon. Many Shaymin gathered at the edge of Flower Paradise preparing their farewells. Shaymin stood in her Skymin form as the sun began set upon the land. Elisa comes up and nuzzles her daughter.
“Promise you will visit whenever you can.”
“I promise mom. I love you.”
“I love you too Shaymin. I’m sure your father would have been proud at what you have become. I’m sure once you get back you’ll go after the Golden Gracidea next.”
“Arceus will explain it to you when you get back.”
Shaymin began her long flight to the Hall of Origin. It was much shorter considering she could fly faster without as much difficulty this time. She arrives back whilst everyone was asleep. Shaymin tip toes into her room and falls into a long sleep.