|Chapter 18: A Tale of Ninetales|
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Blue is seen holding many coins from the Celadon Game Corner, which he intends to exchange for a prize or two. When he tries to exchange coins for a pokemon, he is told that the prize Pokémon are tougher to control than those caught in the wild.Red is trying to leave Celadon City but crashes into Blue as he is trying to train his defiant Porygon, which he won at the Game Corner. The collision causes them to drop their pokéballs. After Red and Blue pick up their pokéballs, Blue leaves. Suddenly, two women scream because wild Pokémon are pestering them. Red sees this as a golden opportunity to be a hero and tries using Pikachu, only for Blue's Charmeleon to appear instead. Red tries using his other Pokémon, but ends up summoning Blue's Pidgeot, Golduck, Machoke, and Scyther.
The women turn out to be fans of Blue, and believe that Red is Blue because Red has Blue's Pokémon and pokédex. (They say that he isn't as handsome as they'd heard.) However, Blue's Pokémon refuse to listen to Red, so Red loses to the wild Pokémon.
Later, staggering away, Red recalls how the women called him a fake. With his pride injured, he complains that if he'd had his own Pokémon he would've beaten them. Seeing Blue's Pokémon beginning to train themselves, Red interrupts their training session to invite them for a swim.
Three days later, Red has only managed to catch two new Pokémon (a Krabby and a Diglett) and Blue's Pokémon still won't obey him. Red then sees something in the distance: Pikachu and a Ninetales fighting! Blue orders Pikachu to use "Toxic Tail Whip," a move that Red didn't teach Pikachu. Blue shouts that even though Pikachu is electric-type, he can learn moves
Ninetales escapes from Pikachu and charges toward Red, breathing fire his way. Red sends out Machoke reflexively, making Blue furiously wonder if Red is trying to kill Machoke. As Red and Blue argue about their respective manners of treating Pokémon, Machoke is losing painfully to Ninetales. The tide of the battle turns when Machoke evolves into Machamp, and Red quickly captures Ninetales.
However, Blue snatches Ninetales from Red, claiming that because his Pokémon defeated Ninetales, Ninetales should belong to him. They exchange their Pokémon and go their own ways.
Red, on the other hand, has a hard time trying to control his Pokémon, as Blue's training has rubbed off on them a little too much.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- Celadon City
- Red has seen 63 Pokémon and owns 42 species
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