Rich Chapter 1: Taylor s Adventure Begins ISBN: 0-7821-2902-1

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CHAPTER 1 Taylor’s Adventure Begins .

When Taylor went downstairs. Taylor dreams of becoming a great Pokémon Champion just like Ash once did. The sun was just rising over the sleepy town when. his mom handed him his Pokémon Gear. also known as PokéGear. It’s here that an adventurous young lad named Taylor lives. Professor Oak was awakened. In this country is the small community of New Bark Town. up-and-coming trainer is about to begin! Located many miles from Pallet Town. the quest of a new. Taylor looked at the clock in his room and realized he had overslept! The young trainer was supposed to meet his good friend and teacher. Only by collecting all eight Pokémon League Badges and then traveling to Indigo Plateau to defeat the world’s greatest Pokémon Masters. To earn this title. Pokémon Gear. in another part of town. he got ready to go to his lab. After determining what time it was. known as the Elite Four. where Professor Oak and Ash live happily. is essential to becoming a good trainer. 2 Pokémon Gold/Silver Pathways to Adventure . however. Professor Elm. which was just back from the repair shop. It was the beginning of another beautiful day in New Bark Town. is a land called Johto.T hree years after Ash’s adventure to become the world’s greatest Pokémon Master came to an exciting end. Meanwhile. as he jumped out of bed. “Wha…? You woke me up!” he cried. can Taylor earn the title of Pokémon Champion. in the midst of a dream. five minutes ago! “Yikes! I’m late!” he thought. a trainer must first defeat each of the eight Gym Leaders who are located in the various cities throughout Johto.

Taylor set off to Professor Elm’s lab. It would be very exciting for trainers everywhere if Professor Elm had actually discovered new varieties of Pokémon. The auto-dial feature of Taylor’s phone had Professor Elm’s and his mother’s phone numbers programmed into it. a computerized encyclopedia. Taylor explores New Bark Town as he heads toward Professor Elm’s lab.Built into Taylor’s PokéGear was a powerful. cellular phone. Chapter 1 Taylor’s Adventure Begins 3 . located across town. Taylor met several of his young friends. Taylor had spent countless hours reading about the adventures of Ash and Professor Oak. The professor had promised to give him his very first Pokémon to love and train. yet tiny. so the young trainer could always stay in touch no matter where he traveled. who had heard rumors about Professor Elm’s discovery of new Pokémon. Today was going to be exciting for Taylor. and how they gathered information about all 151 known Pokémon for the PokéDex. With his PokéGear in hand. The people of Johto used them to stay in contact with each other. While walking through his hometown. It would also mean that someone would have to update the PokéDex with all of the additional information.

“There you are!” exclaimed Professor Elm. Could you look into it for us?” asked the professor. I have an acquaintance.After walking a short distance to the west. Taylor would first need his own Pokémon. but we’re too busy with our Pokémon research. It is intriguing. This was the perfect opportunity. Taylor finds Professor Elm’s lab and goes inside to find his friend and teacher. He was clearly happy to see his young friend. In order to help the professor. Anyway. I just got an e-mail from him saying that this time it’s real. Taylor couldn’t contain his excitement. He was eager to begin working with the professor in hopes of becoming a better Pokémon trainer. He keeps finding weird things and raving about his discoveries. Pokémon. “I needed to ask you a favor.” He stepped inside and quickly made his way to the back of the building where Professor Elm was patiently waiting. called Mr. who had a big smile on his face. 4 Pokémon Gold/Silver Pathways to Adventure . Located on a nearby desk were three Poké Balls. Taylor arrived at a large structure with a sign in front that read “Elm Pokémon Lab.

he decided to name his very first Pokémon FireFriend. “You’ll take Cyndaquil. While strolling along the grassy areas.” Upon accepting the Poké Ball. and learn more about his mysterious discoveries. After careful consideration. Taylor’s heart was racing with excitement. Pokémon. It’s almost a direct route to there. he walked to the west and followed Route 29.“These are all rare Pokémon that we just found. .” explained the professor. pick one!” Taylor examined each of the Poké Balls and ultimately selected the one on the left. Taylor was given the opportunity to give his new Pokémon partner a nickname. As Taylor exited the lab to visit Mr. I think that’s a great Pokémon. the fire Pokémon. the brave young trainer encountered his first wild Pokémon! Now he could test the abilities of FireFriend and participate in an actual battle. the professor stated. FireFriend. Go on . the next city. “Mr. in the heart of New Bark Town. healthy during a battle. Name: Cyndaquil™ (Nickname: FireFriend) Number: 155 Type: Fire When Taylor was once again outside. . “These are all rare Pokémon that we just found.” Pointing to these Poké Balls. Chapter 1 Taylor’s Adventure Begins 5 . Pokémon lives near CherryGrove City. one of Professor Elm’s lab assistants gave him a Potion which would help to keep his new Pokémon partner.

Both Taylor and FireFriend knew this was just the first of many exciting battles to come. Taylor hoped this normal Pokémon would not prove to be too difficult to beat. his Pokémon partner was a level 5 Cyndaquil. Taylor was very proud of his new Pokémon. 6 Pokémon Gold/Silver Pathways to Adventure . By the fourth consecutive Tackle attack. When FireFriend used another of its Tackle attacks.The wild Pokémon turned out to be a level 4 Rattata. the Rattata’s HP (Hit Points) dropped considerably. Taylor and his Pokémon partner battle a wild Rattata. The enemy Rattata retaliated by launching a powerpacked Tail Whip. The battle began with FireFriend using its mighty Tackle attack. they had defeated a wild Pokémon for the first time. FireFriend had easily defeated the wild Rattata. giving FireFriend 32 Name: Rattata™ experience points! “Awesome!” Number: 19 thought Taylor as he congratulated Type: Normal his Pokémon partner. After all. Together.

Taylor follows Route 29 as he heads for Mr. Following the path along Route 29. His next battle was against a Pokémon that Taylor had never seen before. FireFriend also Type: Rock/Ground caused this Pokémon rival to faint. With Geodude™ Number: 74 Taylor’s guidance. Taylor soon found himself moving along Route 46. including a level 2 Pidgey. Pokémon’s house. including Name: Tackle and Quick attacks. Chapter 1 Taylor’s Adventure Begins 7 . Name: Pidgey™ Number: 16 Type: Normal/Flying Once again. After traveling through a building located on Route 29. FireFriend’s Tackle proved to be superior to the moves of his opponent. long-tailed Pokémon capable of launching several powerful attacks. Here. which FireFriend quickly caused to faint by using repeated Tackle attacks. It was a wild. Taylor encountered additional wild Pokémon. a wild level 3 Geodude was waiting to launch a surprise attack. which included the Rock Throw.

Guide Gent offers Taylor a free tour of the city and then presents him with a Map Card. “Hello! Hello! You must be Taylor.” said the friendly man who was dressed in a black suit. He was clearly on the right path! Taylor soon came across a medium-sized house. where he soon came upon a sign that read “Mr. where he replenished the health of FireFriend. This made an excellent addition to his PokéGear and would help to keep him from getting lost during his upcoming quest. where valuable items could be purchased. Located next door was a Pokémon Mart. Upon leaving CherryGrove City. After receiving a quick tour of CherryGrove City from an older Pokémon trainer named Guide Gent. Mr. Pokémon’s House Straight Ahead!” This was the person that Taylor was looking for. 8 Pokémon Gold/Silver Pathways to Adventure . Pokémon was waiting. Taylor was given a Map Card as a gift.When Taylor finally arrived in CherryGrove City. Here. he came across a Pokémon Center. Taylor stocked up on Potions to keep his existing Pokémon healthy during battles. Inside. Taylor made his way toward Violet City.

For Pokémon evolution. If my assumption is correct that this is a new type of Pokémon. Standing near Mr. This is what I want Professor Elm to examine. but he quickly became interested in the Mystery Egg.” Mr. It was Professor Oak. I was intrigued so I’m sending it to Professor Elm. Professor Elm is the authority. Professor Elm will confirm it. Taylor meets Mr. which he placed in his Key Pocket. Pokémon to the eager young trainer. He was also impressed by Taylor’s eagerness Chapter 1 Taylor’s Adventure Begins 9 . Inside this egg could be a mysterious new type of Pokémon. Professor Oak was paying a friendly visit to his old friend Mr.” said Mr. Pokémon was a man Taylor hadn’t noticed earlier. Pokémon handed Taylor a Mystery Egg. a living legend in the World of Pokémon! He was the man who had discovered so much useful information about Pokémon and created the original PokéDex. Pokémon “I know a couple who run a Pokémon Day Care Center. They gave me that egg.“Professor Elm said that you would visit. Pokémon. but only Professor Elm could tell for sure.

“Professor Elm saw that you would treat your Pokémon with love and care. The professor decides to give the young trainer his very own PokéDex. Taylor and Professor Oak have a serious chat.to help Professor Elm. 10 Pokémon Gold/Silver Pathways to Adventure . who is the world’s foremost expert on Pokémon research. You seem to be dependable. Professor Oak. Taylor is excited to meet his idol. Professor Oak quickly determined that this young lad had what it takes to become a great trainer. Then he too asked Taylor for a favor.” said Professor Oak.

“How would you like to help me out?” he asked as he pulled out one of his latest inventions. he received an urgent phone call from Professor Elm. It’s a high-tech encyclopedia!” Taylor’s eyes were wide with excitement. who asked him to return to his lab immediately. Many of these unknown varieties could probably be found somewhere in Johto. It was an all-new PokéDex! “It automatically records data on Pokémon you’ve seen or caught. Just as Taylor was saying farewell to his two new friends. Taylor receives an urgent phone call from Professor Elm–he must return to his hometown fast! Chapter 1 Taylor’s Adventure Begins 11 . the young trainer agreed to help the professor gather information about new varieties of Pokémon. taking several shortcuts. He traveled as quickly as he could. Professors Oak and Elm concluded that there were probably many new varieties of Pokémon that still needed to be discovered and studied. Taylor quickly gathered his belongings and set off again toward CherryGrove City. The legendary Professor Oak was about to give him his very own PokéDex! Upon receiving this awesome gift. After conducting extensive research.

he came upon another young and eager Pokémon trainer who seemed to be waiting for him. and was soon victorious. leaving Taylor free to return to Professor Name: Elm’s lab. Taylor soon reached the front door of the professor’s lab 12 Pokémon Gold/Silver Pathways to Adventure . including Pidgey. FireFriend. red hair who wants to battle. FireFriend launched several of its most powerful attacks. Totodile™ Number: 158 Type: Water Running as fast as he could. Taylor was challenged to a battle by the mysterious trainer.Taylor encountered many wild Pokémon. his Pokémon partner. By this point. “I’m going to be the world’s greatest Pokémon trainer!” cried the stranger as he ran off. had reached level 9. who sent out a level 5 Totodile. Taylor meets a mysterious Pokémon trainer with long. He was making his owner very proud. along his trek home. As soon as Taylor returned to CherryGrove City. as he had little trouble defeating the rival Pokémon he encountered. Taylor’s adversary wasn’t happy about losing.

Yet he knew that he had the courage and training skills necessary to make his dream of becoming a true Pokémon Master a reality. “I heard a Pokémon was stolen from here. I was just getting some information. you may have what it takes to become the Champion. “Wow! Taylor. red hair. Chapter 1 Taylor’s Adventure Begins 13 .” Taylor knew that the road to becoming a Pokémon Champion would be a long one. The police officer left the lab to investigate the theft of the professor’s prized Poké Ball. “Apparently.” As soon as Taylor heard this description. During the conversation. you may have what it takes to become the Champion. Taylor told Professor Elm all about meeting his idol. he knew that the culprit was the young Pokémon trainer he had just defeated in the outskirts of town. while Professor Elm and Taylor remained in the lab and discussed the Mystery Egg that Taylor had delivered to Professor Elm. from Mr. The closest gym would be the one in Violet City. It turned out the trainer’s name was Mark. the culprit was a young male with long. “Wow! Taylor. Professor Oak. Pokémon. Professor Elm was speaking with a police officer.” “He is superb at seeing the potential of people as trainers. You should take the Pokémon Gym Challenge.” said Professor Elm.” reported the officer.and entered.

however. as he was sure to encounter many wild Pokémon and other surprises along the way. Taylor’s mother was sorry to see him go. He needed to beat the Gym Leader there in order to obtain his first Official Pokémon League Badge–the ZephyrBadge. Taylor gratefully accepted this offer and set off on his journey. The trip itself would also be exciting. 14 Pokémon Gold/Silver Pathways to Adventure .As Taylor exited the lab–to begin his journey to Violet City in hopes of beating the Gym Leader there–he was given five Poké Balls as a gift. the hopeful young trainer decided to drop by his house and bid farewell to his mother. but offered to help him save the money he earned by beating other Pokémon trainers. His next stop would be Violet City. Before departing from his hometown.

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