Pokemon 1889: Tuscan Red & Prussian Blue
It is 1889, the Regions of Japan have now opened to foreigners and new inventions since 1868. The Emperor, under the advice of his advisors orders for foreign technologies to be implemented into their Japanese lifestyle to bring great change to his nation. His subjects travelled around the world and brought back inventions that are starting to be used. The change is bringing attention from the foreign lands.
This year, he announced the opening of the first Pokemon League in the Kanto Region. The league is open to everyone: rich or poor, native or foreign, male or female. He has appointed eight veteran Pokemon trainers to run Gyms to test trainers and give out badges, as a proof of their qualification. Trainers are required to collect all eight badges to participate in the Pokemon League. Thousands are participating to join the league
The league will have the trainers fighting against each other in a format of a tournament. The winner of the tournament will be crowned the champion of the region and will be given the right to challenge the Emperor himself.
There is opposition to the changes. Wanting to keep tradition, the mysterious Team Bushido declared war on Modernisation. They claim that their actions are to save the country from being absorbed by the Western world and they will be seen as heroes for their deeds. Their targets are anyone in favour of the modernisation such as intellectuals, inventors and foreigners. Stay vigilant.
Professor Oak, after returning from foreign lands was appointed the head scientist of Pokemon studies in the country. He is responsible for giving what is essential for all pokemon trainers: A trainer’s card and a pokemon to help the trainers get a start. Under the approval of the Emperor, he encourages trainers to note down all pokemon they discover to aid his studies.
The trainers that were writing history were in a ferry that were taking them to Pallet Town. The ferry was powered by a group of pokemon trainers with fire-type Pokemon that helped burn the coal and it was considered the best ship-powering technology at the time, imported from the Western lands. Each trainer had a letter from Professor Oak, the man that will help begin their journey.
"Hello there! Welcome to the world of Pokémon! My name is Oak! People call me the Pokémon Prof! This world is inhabited by creatures called Pokémon! For some people, Pokémon are pets. Other use them for fights. Myself… I study Pokémon as a profession. Right! So your entering the Pokemon League! Your very own Pokémon legend is about to unfold! A world of dreams and adventures with Pokémon awaits! Let's go!"
The letter ended with the Profssor's signature.
The ferry arrived at Pallet Town. The town hardly started with the modernisation that began in most settlements. There was a building that stood out from the rest, as if it was recently built. It was in the architecture of the Western lands, somewhere the Professor studied about Pokemon. The building also had a windmill and had electrical cables attached around. There was a small ranch with Pokemon of all kinds as well with most of them native to the region but the Professor was able to get a few from different region for study.