May opened one of the Pokéballs, releasing a Torchic. The Chick Pokémon looked at her with its big, blue eyes, and she was sold.
"I choose Torchic!" May said with enthusiasm. The Professor handed May five additional PokéBalls, while Professor Birch, who just woke up, handed her a Pokédex.
"Use that Pokédex to record information about Pokémon you encounter on your journey. My son, Brendan, has been doing the same thing. Good luck." With those parting words, May took Torchic in her arms and walked back to her house to show her mother her first Pokémon.
"Oh, May, it's so cute! Max, come see!" Caroline beckoned Max to look at May's Torchic, and he was impressed.
"You picked a winner, sis! I can tell 'cause he's got a winning gleam in his eye."
"How do you know it's a boy, Max?" May asked.
"The boys have a black spot on their backs. Look." Sure enough, there it was. It was tiny, but it was there.
"Hmmm, I should give him a nickname. How about... Charles? Or Charlie. Something with a Char, you know?" May was trying to come up with a fitting name.
"They're kind of the same name, May. Use 'em both," Max said.
"Okay, then. Charlie, you're part of the family, now!"
"Torrr-!" Caroline then made a lunch of pasta for May, who ate with great gusto. After she finished, she was off on her journey, and with the new pair of Running Shoes her mother gave her, her journey at least now would go on a little faster.
May and Charlie battled a few Pokémon on her way to Oldale Town, using her PokeDex to help her on the way. Along with Charlie's current moves, Scratch and Growl, the diminutive Pokemon also learned Focus Energy and Ember. Ironically, that last move helped her beat Brendan's Mudkip, Jeff, when they met in Oldale Town; it gave Jeff a burn he couldn't recover from.
"Huh, I'm impressed, May. You're already doing a pretty good job as a trainer. Say, since you won, how about I buy you dinner?"
May was surprised that Brendan would complement her like that, but she was also glad that she was getting a free meal. "Sure! Hope you've got enough!"
Brendan did have enough, and it was lucky that he did. May ate a great deal of hamburgers and pie at a nearby restaurant, and nearly snapped her belt when she finished. As she patted her belly in satisfaction, Brendan, intrigued by the display of gluttony, which was still impressive despite her large size. "Have you always been a big eater?"
May replied, "Kind of. I just really like food! Is that so wrong?"
Brendan wasn't sure what to say, so he just said, "It's getting late. I should get going. See you around, Big Girl."
"Okay, see you later," May said. "Oh, and Brendan,"
"If you're gonna call me Big Girl, don't do it too often. It's a little annoying."
"All right, all right. See ya."
The next morning, May woke up and looked at herself in the mirror in her room at the Pokémon Center. Her 125 lb body showed quite a bit of chub oosing out of her tight underwear. Her belly seemed a bit larger than the last time she remembered, managing to actually cast a shadow over her panties, which strained under her thickening thighs from below and her growing belly from above. Her breasts were not to be outdone, each lobe the size of her head.
But she was here for a different reason than to observe the effects of her slowing metabolism and increasing appetite. Instead, she focused on her hair.
"I've been wearing my hair like this for too long. I need a new look," she said. She took the two large bangs her hair had been in for some time, styling them into pigtails. Somehow, they kept their general appearance, but May moved them off to the side of her head. In the end, May's appearance didn't change much.
Not being the most observant or intelligent youth in the world, she turned to her Torchic. "What do you think, Charlie?"
Charlie looked up and wondered what May was doing.
"Hmm, maybe asking you wasn't such a good idea. I do like this look, though. I'll keep it." May took out her bandanna and wrapped it around Charlie's neck. "Now you have a new look too, Charlie."
"Tor tor!" Charlie seemed to like his new accessory.
As May got dressed, she noticed the shorts she usually wore under her skirt were getting uncomfortably tight. Without any larger clothes to wear, she put them in her bag and decided to only wear her skirt.
As she entered Petalburg City the following week, she noticed her father Norman, the city's Gym Leader, walk over to her with a boy about her age with light green hair. "Hi, Dad!" May ran over to her father and hugged him, who underestimated her strength.
"May, ugh, I'm happy to see you, but you're hurting me!"
"Oh, sorry, Dad! Hee Hee! It's just been a while!" May let go and turned to the boy at Norman's side. "Oh, sorry, how rude! I'm May!"
"I'm Wally. Your dad helped me catch a Pokémon," the boy replied. "Here, look, it's my new Ralts. And here's the Zigzagoon he lent me for do that."
"They're both so cute!" May said. "So, if you have the Ralts, what about the Zigzagoon?"
As if that was a cue for the brown Pokémon, her father's Zigzagoon began attacking Charlie, who was walking alongside May the whole time. "Aah! Charlie!"
"Oh no! May, have your Torchic battle! It's the best way to stop it!"
"Right, Dad. Charlie, Ember!" Charlie shot a burst of fire from his mouth and landed a direct hit on Zigzagoon, who fell to the ground.
"Sorry about that, May," Norman said. "This Zigzagoon's a bit temperamental. Maybe she'll behave better if you take her of her. Charlie seems pretty happy."
May looked at the Zigzagoon, and decided to take up the offer. "Sure thing, Dad. I'll name her... Kerry." Kerry walked over and looked at May. Her look was indifferent, but May knew that Kerry would be a great partner.
"Oh, I have to leave. Thank you for your help, Norman!" Wally said as he went back home with Ralts.
As Norman waved goodbye, he noticed just how much May had grown, figuratively and literally. "May, I'm proud of you for handling that situation so well. I hope to battle you someday soon, but for now, I'd like you to do something."
"Oh, you want me to take the Gym Challenge, Dad?" May asked.
"That's right," Norman replied. "I'd like you to battle the Gym Leaders of the Hoenn region and collect all their badges. Once you have four, I'd like to battle you. Once you have eight, you can challenge the Elite Four and the Champion."
This sounded fun to May, not as fun as an eating contest, but close. "I'll do it!" she exclaimed.
"Good. The closest Gym is in Rustboro City. The leader, Roxanne, uses the Rock type. You may want to catch a Water or Grass type, or wait until Charlie evolves to challenge it, but I know you'll do great."
"Thanks, Dad," May said, hugging Norman again. This one wasn't as hard as the last.
As May made it to Rustboro City, her belly started rumbling. She had eaten only a few berries while in Petalburg Forest; she found little food fit for humans. Worse, she was tired from all the Pokémon battles inside. Charlie learned Peck while fighting a Bug Catcher's Wurmple, and Kerry, in addition to knowing Tackle, Growl, and Tail Whip, learned Headbutt beating a Lass' Marill.
When May finally made it to the Pokémon Center, she dug in to some much-needed food while Charlie and Kerry were watched by Nurse Joy. With her belly full and her Pokémon healed, May set forth to find the Gym, noticing a strange man in red walking around. However, May's fixation was on the strange Pokemon behind him.
It was a small red Pokémon with leaves on its head and a small ball hanging off one of its leaves. May sent Charlie to battle it, since it looked like a Grass type and her father suggested she capture one. She was right; it was a Cherubi, a Pokémon normally native to far off Sinnoh.
Sending Charlie into battle, the Cherubi looked at him and shot a seed at it. Charlie was hit but retaliated with an Ember, scoring a direct hit. However, it instead seemed that Charlie became weaker while Cherubi became stronger. She had seen that before; it was Leech Seed! Cherubi charged with a Tackle and Charlie fell, but not before Peck-ing the fruit Pokemon, allowing May to catch Cherubi.
"All right! I caught a Cherubi!" May jumped up and down, her chub jiggled as she did. When she returned to the Pokémon Center to heal (and eat) again, one of its Nurses complimented her. "You seem like a strong battler."
"Thanks," May replied.
"Just remember not to push your Pokémon too hard," said the Nurse. "It's good to battle, but too much of a good thing can be bad for you."
May hoped this didn't apply to food, too.
As May left, she took her Pokémon to the Gym where she found Roxanne, the Gym Leader, reading about what looked like a book about Steel type Pokémon.
"Hello?" May took the gym leader out of her own world.
"Oh?" Roxanne looked up from her book and noticed May. "Hi, are you here for a challenge?"
"Yes!" May said. "I'm May."
"I'm Roxanne. By the way, Before I started reading this book, I noticed your capture. Great job."
"Thanks," May said, not noticing Roxanne's omnipotence. "I'm calling my Cherubi Rita. I'm not sure what other name would work."
"Interesting. By the way, do you have at least three Pokémon? You should have that many if you want to battle me."
"Yep, Rita makes three. I'm ready!"
Kerry then came out of her ball, ready to battle.
"Looks like Kerry's ready, too," May said.
One hour later, the battle began. May started by sending out Kerry, while Roxanne sent out a Geodude. Geodude's Defense Curl made Kerry's Tackle all but useless, especially thanks to the type disadvantage. Kerry, however, had Headbutt. It dealt minimal damage, but caused Geodude to keep flinching.
In its one sucessful attack, Roxanne had Geodude use Rock Tomb, which trapped Kerry in a pile of Rocks, lowering her Speed. Kerry then used her new Sand-Attack move to blind Geodude, making attacking more difficult. Kerry's luck not running out, its next move, a Headbutt, scored a critical hit, knocking Geodude out.
Roxanne then sent out another Geodude, who fought like the last one, but used Defense Curl to avoid Kerry's Sand-Attack. Not seeing any progress, May exchanged Kerry for Rita. However, having just been caught, May didn't know Rita's moves, except for Leech Seed and Tackle. Leech Seed worked well, though, as Geodude took damage despite dealing some with its Rock Throw. Eventually, both Pokémon grew tired. Geodude was knocked out, with Rita was still standing-for now.
Roxanne then sent out Nosepass, her signature Pokémon. She used Rock Tomb to finish Rita, who was switched out for Charlie, as Kerry was still recovering. Charlie's Ember and Peck didn't do a thing, and Nosepass' Rock Throw and Rock Tomb nearly finished him.
In that last moment, his plot armor activated; Charlie glowed white and changed shape. He had evolved in to a Combusken! He jumped into the air and kicked twice into Nosepass' face, knocking it out instantly. May had earned her first Gym Badge.
"We did it! Great job, you guys!" May hugged her Pokémon, as Roxanne walked over to her. "That was a good match, May. You know how to fight intelligently. Here is the Stone Badge, proof of your victory."
After May accepted the badge, she was ready to eat again; the excitement having made her hungry. However, the same man in red ran by with a man in blue right in front, carrying a suitcase and a Pokémon, a Wingull to be precise. "Hey, what's he doing?" May was interested in the strange men.
Her meal finished, and in that moment of intrigue, she sent out Charlie and Kerry to run after the men, while May, carrying Rita, followed. The man in blue sent out a Poochyena and a Carvanha to slow the pair down, but Kerry Headbutted Poochyena out of the way and Charlie's Double Kick felled his Carvanha.
The man returned his Pokémon and was himself attacked by the man in red, who had a Numel with him. May looked on as the Numel used Ember, hitting the man in blue, causing him to drop the suitcase.
As the man in blue retreated, the man in red had Numel attack May, but Rita used Magical Leaf to deter Numel; the man called Numel back and fled.
"What was that all about?" May asked her Pokémon. “I wanted to talk to them...”
Just then, a man appeared behind her, "Thank you so much, young lady!"
May turned around and saw a formally dressed man with a fedora and a purple suit. "You just recovered some important goods for the Devon Corporation! I don't know what we would have done if it weren't for you!"
"Uh, thanks?" May was confused. "Oh, sorry. I'm Mr. Stone, Devon's President. Come with me and I'll explain more."
After May followed Mr. Stone to his office, he said, "May, those goods you recovered are part of an important project we're taking on in Slateport City. It will make undersea exploration easier. I hope it's not too much trouble, but could you please deliver those goods to Captain Stern in Slateport City?"
May replied, "Sure thing, Mr. Stone. I'll make sure Captain Stern gets them."
"Good. I understand you're on a different kind of journey, though, so there's no need to rush...Though I hope you could also deliver this letter to my son, Steven, in Dewford Town, and these goods to Captain Stern, at Slateport City."
"...I guess so," May said, “But I'm not sure where these places are."
"No problem," Mr. Stone said. He reached into his desk, and pulled out a small machine, giving it to May.
"This is a PokéNav. It's like a miniature map that tells you where you are or where you're going. It can help get you to your destinations."
"Thanks, Mr. Stone," May said. "Now I just have to figure out how to get there." Both towns required a journey by boat.
"Aye, if it's Dewford and Slateport ye be lookin' to go to, I'll take you there!" An old man stood at the door to the office. May turned to the sailor.
"Mr. Briney! I haven't seen you in a while! May, this is Mr. Briney, a renowned sailor. I have no doubt he'll serve you well on your journey." Mr. Stone seemed to know Mr. Briney well.
"Wow, thanks, Mr. Briney! I'm not sure I would be able to swim all the way to Dewford and Slateport," May said.
Mr. Briney laughed. "Hah hah! Don't worry, lass! Ol' Briney'll get ye to Dewford in no time!" May bid farewell to Mr. Stone and followed Mr. Briney back to his cottage near Petalburg Forest. They boarded his ship and set sail for Dewford. May was also given a big meal by Mr. Briney, which caused her belt to pop off when she finished.
"Mmmm, that was delicious, Mr. Briney," May said while patting her belly. It jiggled in response.
"You've got quite the appetite, lass. Not to be rude, but how do ye put it all in?"
May simply said, "Years of practice, I guess." She also noticed her belt and said, "I hope that one of these places has a shopping center. I think I'm starting to outgrow my clothes."
"Slateport City has one," Mr. Briney said. "Ye can find nearly anything there."
"Good," May said, then yawned. She changed into her nightgown, which was starting to get a bit tight, then went to bed in the cabin set up for her; Briney's ship was fairly slow, and the sun was starting to set…
"Land Ho! May! Wake up, lass! We're here!"
May woke up and saw that they had landed at Dewford Town. She got dressed and met Mr. Briney outside.
"I'm going to get some more supplies for the ship. What will you be doing, again?"
"I heard there's a Gym here. The leader, Brawly, uses Fighting Pokémon. I'll face him, then find Steven," May replied.
"Good luck to ye, lass!" said Mr. Briney as he and his Wingull, Peeko went into town. As soon as she set shore, she went to the nearest restaurant to eat… and then looked around for the Dewford gym. She couldn't battle on an empty stomach after all.
But as May was about to enter the Dewford Gym...
"Hey, you here to challenge me?"
"Whaa!" May was shocked by the voice behind her which she identified as Brawly, Dewford's Gym Leader.
"Oh, sorry! You okay?"
"Yeah, it's alright. Oh, yeah, I do want to battle."
"I like your spirit. Let's do this!" The two entered the Gym and began the gym battle. Brawly's Machop was sent first, against Rita.
Rita's Growth helped boost her Magical Leaf, though Machop was able to chop through some of it with a Karate Chop, following its Bulk Up. It moved through, and grabbing Rita, tossed her across the room with a Seismic Toss.
"Rita! Oh no!" Rita was in trouble, until May had an idea. "Rita, Leech Seed!"
Rita obeyed, gaining some health back, but a Karate Chop finished her. Kerry was sent out, and immediately used Sand-Attack to blind Machop. He chopped blindly and was barraged by Tackles: falling soon after.
Machop unable to battle, Brawly returned it for his Meditite. With a Reflect, Meditite reduced Tackle and Headbutt's damage. It was followed by a Bulk Up to gain power and Kerry getting in a Headbutt, forcing her opponent to flinch. If it worked, it was over for Kerry. She finished it with another Headbutt, leaving Brawly with his Makuhita.
Makuhita took a Tackle, but countered with a Vital Throw, instantly knocking out Kerry.
"Looks like it's one on one, May. I must say, though, you're doing great," Brawly remarked.
"All right, Charlie, it's up to you!" Charlie emerged, ready to fight. He began with a Focus Energy to gain a better chance at a critical hit, while Makuhita used Bulk Up. Makuhita then moved forward with an Arm Thrust and slapped Charlie repeatedly, but was met with a Double Kick to the face. Makuhita then used Reversal. Though Charlie took a great deal of damage, he was too strong, and Pecked Makuhita until he fell.
"Whoa, that was intense! May, you rock!" Brawly was amazed at May's skill.
"Thanks, Brawly!" May blushed with pride as she was given the Knuckle Badge.
"This badge proves your greatness. May it serve you well." May left the Gym, headed to the Pokémon Center, and set out on her mission to find Steven Stone.
May decided to go look for Steven in Granite Cave, which she found to be pitch-black. Luckily, Kerry had just learned Flash, allowing May see in the dark cave. She found a few Aron and a Sableye hanging around, as well as a couple of Abra. She only got into one battle with the Sableye, though. In that battle, Rita learned Sunny Day, which scared the Sableye off.
After a while, May found a young man who looked related to Mr. Stone.
"Excuse me," May asked, "Are you Steven Stone?"
"Yes, I am," he said. "Your dad, Mr. Stone, sent you this letter."
"Thank you. Hmm. Interesting. Good thing I have it right here."
May looked confused, until Steven answered, "Oh, sorry. I collect stones for research and my dad wanted to see if I could collect some for him. I've got the stones I need, so I'll be heading out. Speaking of which, here's a few stones as thanks for that letter. May looked at the collection of stones and found them all beautiful.
"Wow, thanks, Steven."
"No problem. Perhaps I'll see you again. Farewell." Steven left, and so did May.
"So, May, how'd ye do?" Mr. Briney asked at the Dewford Marina. May proudly showed Mr. Briney the Knuckle Badge. "I won, and I got the letter to Steven, too!"
"Ah, good job, lass! Now on to Slateport if you're all done here."
"Okay, let's go!"
On the way there, May spotted a strange blue submarine surfacing near Slateport City. "Hmm." May couldn't help but wonder what it was doing or who it held.
'It's probably nothing', she reasoned. 'I heard Slateport had a nice shopping center… what should I get there?'
When the Briney's boat docked at Slateport the next day, May headed to its shopping plaza, and bought supplies she needed for both herself and her Pokémon, along with a larger belt for her growing body, and a couple of larger outfits. Her gut and breasts had only seemed to have grown throughout her journey.
After shopping. May decided to tour around the city, but near the Shipyard and Oceanic Museum noticed two people in blue like the man she saw in Rustboro. Mr. Briney, who had been walking nearby, noticed them, and warned May. * Cue X-files, Twist that Devon is bad guys too and manipulating May?
"May, look! It's those scoundrels, Team Aqua!"
"Team Aqua? Wait, I think I've heard of them!"
"That's right! They steal Pokémon, and are obsessed with the sea! I love the sea as much as the next sailor, but these people are completely insane! We've got to stop them!"
"Right! Let's do this!" May and Mr. Briney went to the Museum and found Captain Stern confronted by two Team Aqua Grunts.
"For the last time, you can't have the blueprints!" Captain Stern yelled.
"Don't toy with us, Captain," smirked a Grunt. "We'll get those blueprints one way or another."
"Hey!" The grunts turned around and noticed May and Mr. Briney with their Rita and Peeko ready to attack. The Grunts sent out two Wailmer and attacked with Water Gun.
"Rita, Sunny Day!" The water guns hit Rita, with little effect. Rita responded with a Magical Leaf and Peeko charged in with a Wing Attack. The Wailmer were resilient, though, and attacked back with a Rollout.
They were stopped, however, by a large bearlike Pokémon, released by the Captain in the distraction- an Ursaring. The Ursaring knocked them both out with a Hammer Arm, forcing the Grunts to retreat, one of them yelling, "This isn't over, Captain!"
"Wow, thanks for your help. Those two were after the blueprints for a new submarine ferry I was designing, and thanks to you, they're safe."
"You're welcome, Captain Stern. Oh, here are those goods from Devon I was told to hand you." May handed him the suitcase.
"Thank you very much. You must be May, right? Mr. Stone told me about you. And Mr. Briney, good to see you again."
"Aye, 'tis good to see you, too, Cap'n."
The group then traveled to the Shipyard to see the submarine in question.
"It's nearing completion, along with the S.S. Tidal."
"Blow me away!" yelled Mr. Briney. "It's really coming together!"
"Yes," said Stern, "And I would like you to help me out in construction, Mr. Briney, if you don't mind."
"I'd be honored!" he cried. "Eh, that is, if ye don't mind, May."
"No problem," she said. "I can get where I need to go from here." Captain Stern then said, "Well, good luck, May."
"Good luck, lass. I'll miss yeh!"
"Wingull!" Peeko cried.
As May waved goodbye, the Ursaring from earlier came up to May. "Graa Graa!"
"Hey, thanks for helping out earlier!" The Ursaring smiled and pointed towards one of May's Poké Balls. "Wait, you want to come with me?"
The Ursaring nodded and May placed him inside. "Hmm, I guess I'll call him Goliath, 'cause he's so strong." Her other Pokémon met him later at the nearby Pokemon Center and began to bond, while May treated them and herself to a feast.
As May traveled along Route 110 towards Mauville City, she ran into a familiar face.
Brendan turned around to May. "It's been a while, May. How's it going?"
"Great!" May replied. "I've taken up battling and gotten two gym badges!"
"Cool. Hey, you up for a battle?" Brendan just caught a new Pokémon, and was ready to fight.
"Sure. Let's do it!" May wanted Goliath to start battling for her, too. He was strong, but still needed to train if she wanted to beat the league.
"Go get 'em, Mark!" Brendan sent out a Shroomish who looked ready to fight. "Shroomish!"
May responding by sending out Charlie, who started with an Ember, but missed; Mark jumped into the air and used Sleep Powder, causing Charlie to fall asleep.
"C'mon, Charlie! Wake up!"
"Mark, Headbutt!" Charlie was hit twice by the attack before he woke up. "Ember, Charlie!”
This time, however, it seemed Ember was more powerful than usual. Charlie had used Flamethower! Mark was blasted to near unconsciousness, but Mark regained health with a Mega Drain. Because of Charlie's resistance, though, he remained strong and finished Mark with a Peck.
"Return, Mark! Go, Jeff!" Jeff had evolved into a Marshtomp, and a being Water and Ground type, had a major advantage over Charlie. "Mud Shot!"
Charlie was blasted in the face by a ball of mud and was slowed. Despite Charlie's Flamethrower dealing some damage, Jeff recovered and finished Charlie with a Water Gun.
With this, May decided to send out Goliath in his first battle. "Goliath, Hammer Arm!"
Goliath knocked Jeff into the ground, but on the way down, unleashed a strong Water Gun. Unfortunately for Jeff and Brendan, it didn't even faze Goliath, and the Marshtomp came down with a Slash.
With his starter Pokémon unable to battle, Brendan returned Jeff and sent out his last Pokémon, Eric, a Slugma. "Eric, AncientPower!"
Goliath was knocked back into May. "May, you alright?" Brendan said, concerned for the larger girl
"I'm fine, Brendan. How about you, Goliath?"
"Graa!" Goliath charged forward, a ball of energy forming in his hands. Brendan recognized that move. "Focus Blast! Eric, watch out!"
As the blast was shot forward, the Slugma, not being the fastest Pokémon, was unable to avoid the blast.
The lava Pokémon was knocked straight into Brendan, knocking his white hat off, revealing his black hair, and knocking Eric out.
"Oh, Brendan, are you okay?" May ran over and helped him up.
"Yeah, I'm fine. Good job, Big Girl... I mean, May."
"Thanks, and that nickname's fine. I don't really care much anymore." May smiled, picking up Brendan's hat. "I didn't know this was a hat." May returned the hat to its rightful owner.
"Lots of people don't. Anyway, great battle. I have to get going. See you around." Brendan ran towards Slateport after returning Eric. May then continued with Goliath in tow, as well as Charlie, who had recovered rather quickly.
As May made it to Mauville City, she noticed two signs: one that read, "Beware of Team Aqua," and another that said, "Beware of Team Magma". May had heard about both, and had experienced at least one first hand- the thought of potentially meeting them again scared her a bit... and made her a bit hungry, too.
May grabbed a 'quick' bite at the local Pokémon Center while her Pokemon healed, before heading to the Mauville Gym.
May's belly and breasts had each grown at least four and six inches respectively since the beginning of her journey, pushing her weight up to around 160 pounds, a big jump in weight that pushed the five-foot girl into obesity. As she patted her full belly lightly to help it digest, she made her way into the Gym; its inside was covered in strange lights.
May decided to experiment a bit, seeing there didn't seem to be any other way to meet the gym leader. As she stepped on the red light, and strange lasers came out, causing the young trainer to panic and run (surprisingly fast for her weight) as they fired. When they stopped, she accidentally stepped on a blue light, causing her to drop into a narrow hole blocked by her fat. May lifted herself out, touching one of the moving green lights instead. This time, a giant boulder came down, forcing May to run to the gym's exit. Once she stopped on a white light at the door, however, the traps all deactivated. The floor solidified, the lasers stopped, and the boulder, which was holographic, disappeared.
"Wah hah hah! Great show, young lady! Hah hah!" An older man in an aviator's jacket appeared to congratulate May, who was panting and gasping for air.
"What was that, and who are you?" May huffed.
"Wah hah hah! I'm Wattson, the Gym Leader. My apologies for the traps, but I have had this weakness for designing them after I tried enhancing the city's power plant. I just couldn't stop, so I decided to put my passion to work in my Gym. Again, I apologize, but only those who can make it through my gauntlet may challenge me. You passed the test, so I accept your challenge!"
"Uhhh, thanks?" May was still a bit shaken, but composed herself and got herself ready for a battle with the eccentric man.
With that, the four on four battle began; Wattson sending out Voltorb and May choosing Kerry to fight. May began first, ordering Kerry to use Mud Sport to lessen the opponent's Electric Type-attacks- a pointless endeavor, as Wattson had Voltorb use Self-Destruct to kamikaze both Pokémon.
Magneton began with a Thunder Wave to paralyze Charlie, making it difficult for him to move. He was able to shoot off a few Flamethrowers, however; all hitting Magneton dead on, and knocking it out.
Wattson's Electrike was next to battle. It rushed forward with a Quick Attack to chip away at Charlie's health. Charlie responded with a Howl to boost his Attack; he then rushed in for a Flame Charge, but was stopped by his foe's Double Kick and Shock Wave. Those attacks finished Charlie, forcing May to switch him out.
Rita, May's next Pokémon, avenged Charlie, striking the Electrike down with Magical Leaf. After a long battle, Rita won with a Tackle, but Electrike's Ability Static paralyzed her as a consequence.
"Wah hah hah! You're good, May, but this ends now. Manectric, let's end this!"
Manectric came forward and Howled for its own Attack boost, then pounded Rita with a Quick Attack. Rita was hurt, and couldn't move due to her paralysis...but in that moment, she began to glow all of a sudden. May knew what was about to happen. With that, Rita evolved into a Cherrim and overcame its disability to begin to move again.
"Rita, Sunny Day! Show him your power!" The change in weather changed Rita from Overcast to Sunny Forme and used her new attack, Petal Dance. Unused to the new move, Rita confused herself, but was still successful in catching Manectric in a tornado of petals. Wattson commanded Manectric to use Shock Wave; it hit, but Rita's Magical Leaf did, too, and her attack was more powerful, finishing off Manectric. May had won.
"Wah hah hah hah! Amazing! May, that was spectacular! I had so much fun battling you! This Dynamo Badge is yours!" Wattson congratulated May with a pat and a badge.
"All right! Thanks, Wattson! Great job, everyone!" May congratulated her Pokémon and excitedly headed back to the Pokémon Center to rest up. Strangely, she had also cooked up a bit of an appetite in that time…
Original Author's Note: I'm altering the story so that it fits better to suit my needs.
My Note: I altered it more, lol.
May continued on her journey through Hoenn, taking the Cable Car to Lavaridge Town. She noticed a red helicopter fly away from Mt. Chimney.
'Was it Team Magma?'
The thought made her feel a bit uneasy. When she arrived, however, she noticed a stand selling Lava Cookies, and bought several dozen, having never heard of them, and interested in their flavour. Upon tasting one, however, she spat it out.
"Eew, what kind of cookie is this?" May said in disgust.
"Lava Cookies are meant for Pokémon!" A ginger girl appeared before May with a bag filled with pastries. "Try these Volcano Cakes instead!"
May did, and was amazed by the chocolatey treat. "Much better! Thanks!"
"You're welcome!" The girl then introduced herself. "I'm Flannery. I just got started as the new Gym Leader of Lavaridge."
"I'm May. My dad runs the Petalburg Gym."
"You're Norman's daughter? I've heard you've been challenging the other Gyms! So, I guess you'll want to battle me too, right?"
"I guess so."
"Well... I guess I accept your challenge." Flannery had barely had any challengers in the few weeks she started leading, and after hearing about May's regular victories, was a bit nervous about the impending challenge with the talented trainer.
"You okay? You... seem nervous."
"I'm fine, I'm fine. I just hope you're ready to lose, 'cause your winning streak ends here!"
Apparently, not all Gym Battles needed to be in a Gym.
This battle, like that of the previous Gym, was four on four, with Charlie starting up against a Numel. The faster Numel shook Charlie up with a Magnitude, but he regained his balance with a Double Kick., unfortunately failing to damage Numel much. Seeing that he was going to need some more power, Charlie used Bulk Up, a move he had finally perfected after several training sessions. This time, when Charlie struck back with Double Kick, he knocked Numel out.
Flannery then tried her hand with Slugma, who used Rock Throw in an attempt to crush Charlie, but missed, and was knocked out with a Double Kick.
Flannery looked a bit scared by the quick KO.
Worried about Charlie's health, May switched him out for Goliath, who began attacking with a Slash. It hit, but Cameruot, being the opposite gender, used Attract infatuating Goliath. Seeing an opening, Camerupt then used Overheat to damage Goliath. however, its success was limited, May's Pokemon still managed to retaliate with a Focus Blast, and a Thrash, leaving only Torkoal on Flannery's team to fight.
Torkoal started his attacks with Overheat, bringing Goliath into low health, but thans to his ability Guts, Goliath's Hammer Arm brought Torkoal down in one hit.
"Ohhh, you won," Flannery looked dejected after her loss.
"You okay, Flannery?" May was concerned about her opponent. "Huhhh, like I said earlier, I'm a rookie. I still have some ways to go before I'm any good."
"FLANNERY MOORE! WHAT KIND OF TALK IS THAT?"
"AAHH! Grandpa?!" An elderly man appeared at the battlefield, fuming.
"What is your grandfather doing here?"
"I came to this city to see how my granddaughter was handling her new position, and obviously, the answer is not very well." Mr. Moore glared at Flannery.
She looked down, "I'm sorry, Grandpa. I'm just no good at battling."
"That's not the point! The point is, you need to learn to have faith in yourself and your Pokémon. If you can do that, you can accomplish anything."
Flannery looked up. "Thanks, Grandpa."
"Hmm. See, I do know what I'm talking about. I think you should do a little bit of traveling so that you and your Pokémon can get some experience first. Try going with May. She seems to have this lesson down."
Flannery turned to May, "Is that all right, May?"
"Sure," May replied. "I don't mind at all. In fact, it'd be nice to hang out with you."
"Then it's settled. I'll watch over the Gym a little longer while you train some more. I wish you two the best of luck," said the elder Moore.
"Thanks, again, Grandpa.”
“Oh, May, before I forget, you won, so I need to give you your badge." Flannery grabbed a Heat Badge from her pocket and gave it to May. And so, the two started towards Petalburg City so May could face off against her father for her fifth badge.
As May and Flannery battled their way to Petalburg City, both Pokemon and Trainer grew; Flannery's Slugma evolved to a Magcargo, while Kerry evolved into a Linoone. May also caught a Seel in one of the many water routes in Hoenn- which she named Jonah.
With the adventure came food, however, and May's hike through her home region did nothing to reduce her weight. Instead, her body had continued to expand, her belly taking the bunt of her now 180 pound figure. Her soft, but round globe of a gut was impossible to contain in any shirts, and so it was left open to the world to see. Strangely, her belly didn't develop any rolls, simply sticking out like a pregnancy of flab, almost intimidatingly. Though her breasts and thighs had also grown to match, her arms and butt were underdeveloped in comparison.
On the other hand, Flannery's toned, teenage 120 lb figure had developed some chub, but overall, seemed to be resisting May's influence- for now.
But their detour to Fallabor Town on the long trek to her father's gym would be a little more eventful than the newly formed duo would have imagined.
"Hey there." A normal supply grab at Fallabor's PokéMart was interrupted by a skinny, bluenette a few years May's senior. "My name's Dawn Fairweather. I couldn't help but notice your...belts. Where'd you get them?"
May ignored the fact her belt was barely visible under her belly hang, something she could notice Dawn was eying. Though it was hard not to notice.
"We both got them at Slateport City, actually," May answered. Maybe Dawn was just being polite. "I'm May Maple."
"I'm Flannery Moore. So, what brings you here?"
"I was training for Contests around here, but the season's been interrupted by a strike. I've been playing tourist until it starts up again." The three hung out for the rest of the day, having nothing better to do. Dawn introduced her party, a Piplup, a Buneary, a Pachirisu, and a Cyndaquil; she also explained that she was from Sinnoh.
“...Can I join you guys?… I mean, I have a lot of time to burn, and I've been wanting to look around...”