Today, I’m going to tell you a little story. Ready?
Once upon a time, there was a lovely young girl named Serena. Some time ago, Serena left her mother’s and set out on a journey after receiving a cute Fennekin she called Fauna Flair. Along the way, she added five more friends to her team for a full team of six. Her friends battled and helped her win badges and, in return, Serena pampered them by playing games and giving them treats.
Through battling and part-time work at a luxurious hotel, Serena soon become very rich. She could afford anything she wanted and she was only a teen. Serena may have been spoiled, but she was also generous and loved giving to others. Every now and then, she would play with the Wonder Trade and would give items for pokemon to hold as they were traded over so they could give the item to their new trainer.
Like most people, however, Serena did want something in return every now and then. Somehow, she’d gotten a desire for a Froakie. It was strange because she never gave much thought to the other starters, but all of a sudden, she just had to have a Froakie. So she went out and caught an Octillery to offer on the Global Trading System in exchange for a Froakie. A few hours later, she got her wish. A Froakie! But there was one problem. She couldn’t read its name! The trader was from Japan. Serena didn’t have an issue with that, but she wanted to be able to read its name. So she gave away the Froakie through the Wonder Trade.
Serena didn’t give up. She tried again. This time, she caught a Mantyke and a Remoraid to evolve the Mantyke into a Mantine. Just as she’d done with Octillery, she offered Mantine on the GTS in exchange for a Froakie. Once again, a few hours later, she got her wish. She could read this Froakie’s name…and it was Froabble!
Serena knew it was wrong to judge solely by name, but she thought Froabble was too silly. She didn’t like it and she figured if she was going to have a pokemon, it should have a name she likes. She traded Froabble through the Wonder Trade, but not before giving it a Revival Herb to hold. Then, she went out and caught a Lapras. “Third time’s the charm,” she thought to herself as she offered Lapras on the GTS. She waited a few hours. She couldn’t believe she was going through so much trouble, but she really wanted a Froakie.
Once she felt adequate time had passed, Serena checked in on the GTS. The Lapras had been traded! But what had she gotten this time? Another Froakie with an unreadable name? Another with a silly one?
No. This Froakie had no nickname. Its name was simply Froakie. It’d been traded from Spain, but she could still read the name, as it was the same in English.
Serena was so happy, she let out a little cheer. She finally had her Froakie! And yet, after all of that, she deposited her newly-attained Froakie into the PC.
“Well, now that that’s taken care of…” She adjusted her pale pink hat and pulled down her tank top that exposed her cute tummy. “…off to the Frosty Cavern!”
Based on a true story 😉