“What has been the most interesting part of your journey so far?”
“It’ll definitely be getting a Zapdos via Wonder Trade.”
“Whoa! Can you tell me more about it?”
“Well, I was always curious about those Wonder Trade events, so I eventually found the time to go to one. I traded away a Taillow, and I immediately felt bad since I got an Ultra Ball in return. I thought, dang, this must be a rare Pokémon if it’s in an Ultra Ball. The trainer who got my Taillow must be pissed off.
“And when I called out the Pokémon and it turned out to be a Zapdos, I didn’t really know what to think. Yeah, I was surprised and all that, but after getting over that shock, you gotta wonder why anyone would ever give up a Legendary Pokémon just like that. They’re rarer than rare, and some of them are even one-of-a-kind. I think if I ever told this story to one of those Collectors, they’d spite me out of envy.
“But, hey, I can’t really do anything about that, so I raised Zapdos as if it was just a regular Pokémon. True enough, raising it was just like raising my Breloom and my Huntail and any of my other Pokémon. It’s a pretty fast learner, too — Breloom used to beat it in training sessions since he resisted its Thunderbolts, but when Zapdos figured out weaknesses and resistances, it started using Drill Pecks to victory!”
“It’s great that Zapdos adjusted to your team rather well! How has your journey been so far having a Legendary Pokémon in your team?”
“Well, like I said, it’s just like having a regular Pokémon. But I guess the one thing that’s been different is how Zapdos has unfortunately not gotten much battles under its belt. It’s partly because many tournaments ban all Legendary Pokémon, but it’s also because I refrain from using it too often so that I won’t get that much attention. It sucks, yeah, but Zapdos isn’t that approachable so I don’t want to expose it to that many trainers. I do wish I could use it in tournaments though — it would make winning them a bit easier!
“But hey, I did hear there was a Pokémon League tournament somewhere where the Champion owned a Darkrai and a Latios, so there’s still hope for Zapdos! In fact, all that talking about Zapdos made me pumped! You have a key stone, right? How about Zapdos and I take on your Mega Pokémon one-on-one?”