Bosuke: So you say that a Slowpoke is chosen to be a Watcher, and then that Slowpoke evolves into a Slowking. Though what happens if a Slowpoke accidentally evolves into a Slowking?
Oh, don’t worry. There are never any accidents! We make sure to have only one King’s Rock at a time during each Watcher Crowning Ceremony. How it works is that the next Watcher-to-be chooses a trusted family member or close friend to find and bring back a King’s Rock. Any Pokémon in the currently living in the village that is not a Slowpoke, Poliwhirl, or Slowking is eligible to be chosen to find the item, and you’re basically given as much time as you need. They’re hard to find, so it’ll usually take a while.
Since my older sister happened to be chosen to become the next Watcher, she picked me to go and find a King’s Rock for her!
Er… Well, I was her second choice… My brother was the first pick, but he has guard duties, so, naturally… I was the next best choice? Admittedly, I’m not entirely reliable person with this sort of stuff. She chose me hoping it would help me be more responsible and independent. I’m not going to let her down, though!