Chapter 6: A Few Familiar Faces
Ha! Got ya!" yelled Dib triumphantly, having just snagged his very own Pidove. The two had been on a catching spree for the past hour or so, catching as many Pokemon as they could for their own teams and the Pokedex. Zim's team now included a Ponpur and a Pidove, and Dib's now had a Ponsage, along with the Pidove he just caught. "So, how many we have in the 'Dex so far?"
"Let's see," said Zim, whipping the Pokedex out of his pocket. "Twenty-four!"
"Woo! We're making pretty good progress!"
"Now for the bad news," said Zim. "There are one hundred and thirty-two left to go."
"WHAT?!" asked Dib, jaw dropping.
"And that's just in Unova. There are six hundred and forty-nine Pokemon in the world total, so if we want to make a truly complete Pokedex, we're going to need about...six hundred and twenty-five more."
Dib groaned. "Well, let's focus on the Unova one, 'kay?"
Zim nodded. "Precisely what I was thinking."
"Hello," said a familiar voice from behind them. They spun around. It was N.
"I was just looking for you two!" he said. "I tried to call you on the Xtransceiver, but I was getting bad reception."
"I don't remember giving you our number," said Zim.
"Oh, pshaw, I knew it was you at that club. Your Pokemon told me so!"
Zim became a bit disturbed that N had been dancing so closely with him when he knew that he wasn't a girl.
"What other stuff do our Pokemon tell you about us?" asked Dib.
"Oh, lots of things," said N, turning to Zim. "For instance, I know that your favorite color is purple, you're deathly afraid of Chihuahuas, you have a crush on Dib's sister, and you're secretly an alien sent to rule the world, but you keep failing at it. You pretend you're failing because Dib is foiling your plans, but it's actually because you pity us humans and are trying to put it off as long as you can."
Dib and Zim stared at him. "Wait, what was that about my sister?" asked Dib.
"Wait a second," said Zim. "My POKEMON told you all this?!"
"Actually, your diary told me much more than your Pokemon."
"My DIARY?! What else did you never mind, I don't want to know," said Zim, facepalming.
"Well," said N, "I wanted to come here to ask you about-" He looked down at his watch. "Ah! I'm late! I'll see you around, I have to get going!" And with that, he dashed off.
"What was THAT all about?" asked Dib.
Zim sighed. "Who knows?"
"Now, what WAS that bit about my sister?"
"I have no clue what he was talking about," lied Zim.
"Oh, okay, then. Let's go back to our catching spree."
Zim pulled another new Pokeball from his bag, scanning the area for any Pokemon they hadn't caught yet. "Let's see...there has to be one or two we haven't gotten the data for yet. If only I could-"
Zim was knocked to the ground by a sudden weight. If this was a Pokemon, it was a heavy one.
"Hi, Zimmy-kun! I've been looking everywhere for you!" said a familiar, high-pitched voice.
Zim managed to squirm from her grasp. "T-Tak?! You're here, too?"
Tak nodded, her purple eyes shining. "I've missed you so much; I was afraid you were back in our world and didn't know where I was!"
"That's all she's been ranting about for the past two days," said another voice. Zim looked up. It was Red. "We've been tagging along with her." Aside from Red and Tak, Purple and Gaz were there as well. "It's odd, it seems like we're all here!"
"Then it can't be a coincidence..." murmured Zim, closing his eyes in thought.
"You're so cute when you're confused!" squealed Tak, hugging him around the neck again.
"Damn, I wish I had girls on me like that," said Dib.
"Trust me," said Purple. "You DON'T."
"I'm sorry, your Tallest," said Zim. "I haven't a clue how we got here!"
"Eh, I'm sure we'll figure it out eventually," said Red.
"Now," said Zim, "You guys are going to need some disguises."
. . .
A few minutes later, they were all in disguise.
"I don't know about you guys, but I want to get back to MY world, so we'd better come up with a plan," said Gaz.
"What do you think, Red?" asked Purple.
"I think you should shut up while I'm thinking, Pur."
"Well, we've just been going with along with it and hoping we find something out," said Zim.
"What do you mean, 'Going with it?'" asked Tak, looking at Dib accusingly, like he had done something wrong.
"Well, we've just been trying to fit into this world; we even picked up some Pokemon," said Dib, releasing Oshawatt.
"Oh, one of those Pokemon things!" said Tak. "I've seen those! I've been wondering about them!"
"The humans in this world use them as companions, and in friendly competition where they battle their own Pokemon against others," said Zim, trying to explain things as simply as possible.
"We'll let you two handle the Pokemon business, we're just tagging along," said Purple.
"I'm good with that," said Red. "What about you guys?"
Tak and Gaz nodded. "I don't care as long as I'm near Zim!" said Tak, hugging him around the neck yet again.
"'Kay, then, it's settled!" said Red. "Now, let's go on our adventure...thing!"