Credited to an anonymous writer on F Yeah Pokemon Creepypasta.
So I actually found CreepyPasta through DeviantART. I was looking around old Pokémon stuff in there an reminiscing of hours spent in front of a gameboy, for I was that dorky kid who had Ruby, Sapphire, Gold, Silver, Crystal, Blue, Red and Yellow. Or at least I did. I had all of those games because I lost one at some point every time. I lost my Yellow version, my Red version, my Ruby version, and for a while, my Gold version. Now that I am 18 and no longer 6, I have big boy chores to do, which included cleaning out the ducts in my house. disgustingly enough, among the dust and other duct-like particles were a family of dead mice, strangely enough, lying on my gold version. So with much effort (and a lot of Purell afterwards) I grabbed the cartridge from amongst the corpses and laid it down. Unlike these crazy other stories I read on here, I went back to cleaning like a normal story would. It was only when I finished my chore did I bother to scrub off my game and wonder about what had happened. Now I didn’t have a Gameboy at the time. Ironically enough I sold them all off and just kept my old games around as keepsakes to just look at and remember. But upon finding this Gold Version, I kinda wanted to start it up again. So (cutting the story short a bit) I got myself a Gameboy Advance SP and a charging cable and set myself down upon my bed to get to work.
This also may sound strange to you other writers, but I didn’t head for the forsaken Gold Version either. I started out with my Blue version, which had 148 Pokémon (I was missing the Bulbasaur evolution- and I did have Mew by trading away my level 97 Charizard when I was younger). Everything looked in order, and as sweet nostalgia set into my joints, I started up my Crystal version: which I remembered to be my favorite, first. Everything was fine there, no glitches, just my sprite standing outside the Bug Catching Contest as normal. So after inspecting my Pokémon, I turned it off and turned on the Gold Version. Here’s where all the fans who have spent the time reading this oddly specific and realistic story should start to get on their feet. It didn’t start up right, In fact, the GAMEBOY words, that start up when you turn the game on, kept shifting from Blue to Red to Green and the Yellow and then back in that order, and did not let me proceed. To those trying to guess why at home, It was just some dust. I blew it out and then everything came to order.
After the initial loading screen and continuing as normal, I checked out my team, A level 35 Scyther, a Level 40 Dragonair, A level 48 Pidgeot, A level 58 Meganium, A level 70 Ampharos (no relation to the DRAINED story) and A level 87 Suicune. I was rather impressed with 8 year old me, I cleaned up well, at least with the legendaries it seemed. I didn’t quite remember where I was, and I prefer walking around to remember where I am instead of flying about. All I knew was that I was in some grassy area. I walked a couple of steps down, and saw a trainer with their back facing the screen. I tried to talk to them, and there was no response. I figured the game was old so I walked back up to where I was.
Right about where I got to where my starting point was, the game froze for a second, just a hair, enough to notice, but not enough to consider turning it off, and I went into a battle. It was a level 2 Rattata. I prefer never to run from a battle, so out came my Scyther and I pressed A super fast to just try and get it over with. Somehow, the Rattata went first. I really had no care and its tackle only slightly damaged my Pokémon before Cut ended it. As I went back to the Overworld screen, I went to walk back down toward the trainer when before I took a step, another Rattata attacked, this one at level 5. The same thing happened, only my Scyther took slightly more damage, but all in all he was less than 1/8 down from normal. Back to main screen, I took one step south and another Rattata, level 7 attacked, doing significantly more to my Scyther with a critical hit quick attack. Somehow my Scyther was down to about half health, but managed to vanquish the lower level annoyance. One more step south, level 10 Rattata appears. This starts to get annoying because I don’t even know where I am at this point, so I set my Scyther to use wing attack, which would’ve killed the Rattata by a pleasingly high margin if the rat hadn’t used Sand Attack. I missed, and the Rattata used Quick Attack, again, and again, and again. After a good 3 minute fight, the victor was pronounced, the wild Pokémon trumped my Scyther.
So now I got angry. I don’t like leaving battles because to me that is admitting defeat, so I throw in my Dragonair, who is in no way going to be beaten by a stupid rat. One twister send that little annoyance to oblivion, and I’m back at the main screen. It is then that I realize how worked up I got over that dumb Rattata, so I pause, take a deep breath, and then try to walk another step south. Rattata attacks, this one level 17.
Now had I been thinking, I would’ve realized that a span of 16 levels within 3 squares shouldn’t be possible, but I was so furious at that Rattata that I wasn’t thinking anything more than taking my rage out on it. Unfortunately, the area I was in seems to like Rattata’s speed much better than mine, so Rattata went first and sanded my Dragonair. If I ever get my hands on whoever invented Sand-Attack then they are dead, because in no real situation should a Rattata ever be able to defeat a Dragonair, except today. So I send out my Pidgeot to end the battle with a Wing Attack. So guess what happens next? 1 step South, 1 more Rattata, only this one seemed to be a little bigger, boasting a level 22.
My Pidgeot went out and started the battle off (finally) with a Fly. Rattata’s Sand-Attack missed and down came the bird with a critical hit. Except here’s where it gets interesting, despite the lack of health bar, Rattata didn’t faint. It got me with a second sand-attack and depleted half of my health before I finally got in a Wing-Attack to kill it.
Now this can easily be explained, it could’ve had 1 health or something, but it really looked like there wasn’t any left. So I went back to the menu, and without taking a step, a level 26 Rattata ambushed me. I’ll keep this one short by saying it was a normal battle, with me being the victor with minimal damage, but as soon as I exited, another one popped up before I could take a step, also level 26, and more resilient than the one before: actually destroying my Pidgeot without a Sand-Attack… So with fire in my heart, out came Meganium. Mega-Drain ended that battle.
I got to the screen, and it finally seemed like the Rattata were gone, meaning I got to walk south to the trainer, who this time, responded, except the glitched game and the letters were all in some cryptic language. I ignored it and went south, feeling like I recognized the place (finally) as being near the Ruins of Alph. It wasn’t. I continued on, with every step being bombarded with more Rattata, slowly killing away my party until I was just left with my Suicune. I had 1 super potion, and couldn’t fly away. I was trapped, and then it happened.
I got attacked by a level 38 Rattata with a mean Hyper Fang. I took him down after taking a good 50 health off of me, and it wouldn’t bring me back to the main screen. It was like an invisible trainer deployed it. A random pokeball was throw from nowhere and another level 38 Rattata attacked, taking 50 more health. Then a 3rd Rattata, 50 more health. My Suicune was down to about 130 or so when it happened. The Raticate appeared. A shiny level 50 Raticate. Its moving sprite and cry were double the length of normal. And in one Hyper Fang, I was down to the Red Zone. I had one shot: Blizzard. The Raticate: unaffected. I mean literally took no damage. Somehow it’s cry went off again and it attacked with a quick attack, bring my Suicune down to 2 health. I knew I was finished. I couldn’t run. I didn’t want to waste my super potion. I waited for the Raticate to attack, and it did. Down went my Suicune, but instead of whiting out, I was brought back to the main screen, with my Suicune at 1 health.
Every step I took was another Rattata, I couldn't do anything, and whenever I would faint, I was back in the rat hole. Suddenly it was night and they were all Raticates at level 40, and then the Shiny Raticate appeared again. I fought hard, actually using the super potion, and through a valiant and downright lucky shot, a duo or Hyper Beam and Surf finally brought the Raticate down. Once it died, my game restarted, and I was in New Bark Town, with only my Suicune: Asleep and at one health. All of the other Pokémon were in my PC. I saved the game, and it remains on my shelf. I will never bring it back down. Never again will I look at a Rattata or a mouse the same.