We are the starting Pokemon. We are your very first partners in this journey, and your first and last line of defense against those who wish to harm you. It is in us that you hold your hopes, and dreams. It is with our help that we will explore the ocean floor, and the mountain tops. Together, we will face those who threaten to sever the bond between Pokemon and their trainer. And we will fiercely defend you, even if it costs us our lives. We will boldly face Pokemon much stronger than ourselves, and for our trainer…we will conquer giants.

Even when you decide to leave us behind, we will wait for you with eager anticipation to see your smiling face again. Ready to accompany you on another adventure. We will be your loyal Pokemon, to our last breath.

That is what it means to be a starting Pokemon.