It was a night calm fall afternoon. I had finally saved up some money to buy a used Pokemon Pearl Version. I played through Diamond once and felt as if I should try Pearl this time. My cousin had his SoulSilver. I begged him to trade me anything strong to help me beat the game. I was feeling rather lazy and I had always hated grinding to level up. He agreed under one circumstance. He picked the Pokémon he gave me. I agreed and we set up a trade.
I sent him a cruddy little Pidgey and I watched as he scanned through his team. "This one." He said, pointing to a level 70 Electabuzz. I frowned. "Electabuzz…" I sighed. I didn't really like Electabuzz or Magmar. Elekids were cute but Electabuzz. "Leave it or take it. At least he's high leveled." My cousin said crossing his arms. I huffed in irritation. "Fine…" We traded and I had to go home. The whole ride I sat looking at the yellow and black creature.
A week had passed and the Electabuzz I had loathed I began to love. I began to call him Pearl. Another week and he was now level 92. I only had my starter and him in my party. Eventually I got ahold of an Action Replay. I wanted to start over so I could get all the starters. I went to delete the file. It said Are you sure? I clicked yes. I could of swore I heard Pearl's cry…
I restarted the game and went through the motions of stealing other trainers Pokemon. I didn't feel bad at all. "Just pixels." I said. This was before I knew what these pixels could do…
After I went through my third gym battle odd things kept happening. I noticed the bright pixels were slowly turning darker. I went off to my forth gym battle. I went into the grass and a loud screech came from the speakers instead of the battle music. The screen stayed black for about a minute. The battle music came in slow and reversed. It showed a blacked eyed grey and sickly green Pearl.
My eyes widened. I had completely forgotten about Pearl. "What's happened to you…"I whispered. I didn't send out a Pokemon…I took the place. A text box popped up. A wild FORGOTTENPEARL has appeared! What shall you do? I clicked Run. A text box popped up. "SO YOUR GOING TO LEAVE ME AGAIN?" It read. It sent the other options up. Items didn't work. Neither did PKMN. I had no choice now…I had to fight him. I used Struggle and it hardly dented his health. Mine dropped a little under half. Another box. "WHY DID YOU DELETE ME?" It read. FORGOTTENPEARL used Grudge! I'm on my last three points of HP. The battle screen faded. My character was bruised and bleeding. ForgottenPearl stood before me. He walked in front of my character and hugged it. "I LOVED YOU…" It said before using Thunder on me. The screen went to black. It showed my deformed body on the ground with ForgottenPearl standing over me. The screen read GAME OVER.