It was a pleasant day in the Kanto region. The sun was shining, few clouds were in the sky, and the cheerful calls of bird Pokémon filled the air. It was the kind of day that should be spent relaxing, and thats just was Chris was doing.
Chris was a thirteen year-old boy. His black hair was short and neat, and his brown eyes always had a kind of cheery warmth in them. Chris had become a Pokémon trainer and left Saffron City on his eleventh birthday, which was just a bit more than two years ago. He was hoping to be able to catch every type Pokémon in the Kanto region, and eventually to be able to explore the Hoenn region.
So far, Chris had caught at least five dozen different Pokémon, all of which he traded out routinely. However, although he cared for all of his Pokémon, there was one he loved so much that he never even considered giving it away. It was a Nidoking, which he had had since he was a little boy. Chris had gotten his Nidoking, at the time only a young Nidoran, as a Christmas present, and they had been together ever since.
We havent seen a nice day like this in a long time, have we, Nidoking? Chris asked as the two lied under a tree.
Nido, Nidoking replied.
The two experienced a fairly lazy day. They had only walked for a little bit to get into a clearer part of the forest, and they decided to spend the rest of the day relaxing.
King, Nidoking muttered quietly to himself.
Chris overheard Nidoking muttering, and couldnt help but be worried at the tone. Nidoking, he said, I couldnt help but notice youve been acting more depressed these past few weeks. Is something wrong?
There is something wrong, Nidoking thought to himself, but I cant tell you. You wouldnt be able to understand me, anyways. Nidoking just nodded.
Oh, man, Chris said. I wish I could understand you. Then I might be able to help you out.
I doubt it, Nidoking thought. You see, Nidoking was getting older, and he had urges. Urges to find a mate and have a family. He was depressed because Chris had never caught any female species of the Nido family, nor did he ever seem to plan to. Not only that, but even in the rare chance they did come across a possible mate, if Chris didnt want to catch her, Nidoking didnt think he would be able to part with Chris.
A few hours later, the sun had set, and Chris and Nidoking were finishing setting up camp. Chris was just about ready to turn in for the day.
Hey, Nidoking, he asked, would you like to sleep outside your ball tonight?
King! Nidoking replied while nodding his head happily. Chris smiled. He always enjoyed Nidokings company at night.
Chris was just unrolling his sleeping bag when he looked up and gasped. Nidoking! he cried while pointing to the sky. Look!
Nidoking glazed up to where Chris was pointing. Streaking across the sky was a shooting star, its tail shining as it went. You know what they say, Nidoking, Chris said. If you see a shooting star, you can make a wish.
Nido? Nidoking asked.
Ya, rly! Chris responded. Of course, its just a legend, but theres no harm trying, is there? Chris looked at the star and thought, I wish I was able to help Nidoking in any was possible.
Nidoking was still doubtful the star could really grant wishes, but he gave it a shot anyways. He stared at the star and thought with all his might, I wish I could have a mate without leaving Chris.
Unfortunately, you should be careful what you wish for.
Chris woke up the next morning. He felt very refreshed and energetic, although a bit itchy. He decided to walk over to the nearby stream to wash himself.
However, once Chris got to the stream, he took one glance at his arm and was overcome with shock. A light blue pigment was starting to spread over it! A look at his other arm and he saw even more pigmentation spreading. He quickly glanced at his reflection in the stream, and even saw a little bit on his face!
Chris let out a scream, which woke Nidoking up. What was that? he thought to himself. When he heard the scream again, his eyes widened. Oh no, Chris! Nidoking hurried as fast as he could towards his trainers voice.
Chris couldnt believe what was happening to him. He hadnt done anything wrong, or touched anything bad, or eaten anything inedible, yet his skin was still turning a pale blue. Not only that, but it was slowly spreading across his body.
Nidoking emerged into the area, looking for Chris. He caught sight of him next to the stream and was about to walk toward him, when he noticed Chris skin. Nidoking instantly froze with shock.
Chris glanced up and saw Nidoking staring at him. Nidoking, Chris started to say, but before he could continue, he doubled over on the ground in pain. Chris could barely think because of the pain, but he managed to take another glance at his arms. They had been completely covered with the blue pigment, and they were starting to gain muscle and bulge out. As they did, his fingers fused and became incredibly stubby, and claws grew in their place.
Oh God, Chris muttered to himself as he examined his new arms. Whats happening to me?
I dont know, said a voice Chris never heard before.
He glanced up and looked around, but all that was nearby was his Nidoking. Who said that? Chris asked.
Who said what? the same voice said, but Chris saw it clearly; it came from Nidokings mouth.
Chris stared at Nidoking, his eyes as wide as dinner plates. Oh my God, said Chris. I understood you!
Now Nidoking looked even more shocked. WHAT? How is that possible? he asked.
I dont know, Chris said, and he suddenly fell to the ground in pain again. As he tried his best to resist the pain, he felt something trying to push out of his rear. Chris yelled out as a tail burst from his back side, mostly the same pale-blue colour most of Chris body was covered with, but also cream-coloured on the underside.
When Chris stared at his new tail, realization suddenly dawned upon him, about what was happening to him. He was turning into a Pokémon. It was the only explanation for him being able to understand Nidoking. How the transformation started, he wasnt sure, but Chris knew it was too late to do anything about it.
Chris sighed as he continued changing. At least now, the pain wasnt as severe. He looked at his legs and watched as they bulged and became thicker, much like his arms did. His toes retracted into his body, and three claws grew in their place.
As spines started to grow up Chris tail and back, he realized something else, something that was almost too horrible to think about. There was only one Pokémon he knew that was pale blue and had thick limbs. Chris stared at Nidoking with a look of horror on his face.
What is it? Nidoking asked.
Chris stuttered, Im becoming a Nidoqueen. Chris felt like he was dying on the inside. It was bad enough that he was becoming a Pokémon, but Nidoqueen was female! He didnt want to be a girl!
Nidoking was completely overwhelmed by everything that was happening. On one hand, he was glad that, technically, his wish was coming true, but this? He didnt want Chris to be his mate! Chris had always been a friend to Nidoking: he cared for him, they spent most of their lives together, but this was a little over the top!
Chris soon confirmed that his prediction was correct. He felt a burning sensation in his groin, which made him scream out in terror and pain. He tried grabbing there, but nothing left, other than the underside of his tail. Chris could feel his reproductive system changing, and it was not something he ever wished to experience.
Chris torso started to bulge out, giving him a fat appearance. By now, his entire skin had turned blue, and two cream-coloured plates covered the spots where his nipples used to be. This left just one thing, and Chris wasnt looking forward to it.
Chris closed his eyes as his face started changing. He tried resisting, but nothing worked. His head grew larger, and he felt his face push into muzzle. His hair fell out of his head, his ears grew bigger, and a horn emerged in the middle of his forehead.
The transformation was complete. Chris was now a Nidoqueen.
Chris opened her eyes. She was amazed by how much her sight and hearing had improved, but she still had a feeling of dread; she had lost her humanity and masculinity, possibly permanently. Chris shuddered; if this was permanent, she wouldnt even be able to return to her family again. She sat down and stared at the ground, emotionless.
Nidoking ran over to Chris. Chris, are you alright? Nidoking asked.
I dont know, Chris responded without looking. She didnt seem to notice that she was now speaking the Pokémon language. I just dont know. Chris suddenly burst into tears. Why? she asked. Why did this happen to me?
Nidoking didnt know what to say. Chris was a Nidoqueen now, and Nidoking was sure that he was responsible. But if he told Chris the truth, she might never forgive him, and that was not something Nidoking wanted.
Eventually, Nidoking decided it was the right thing to do. Chris, he said softly, I think its my fault.
Chris stopped crying and looked up at Nidoking, eyes wide. What? she said with disbelief and shock in her voice. Why would you do this? Why would you take away my humanity?
I didnt mean to! Nidoking responded. Its just
you remember last night? You pointed out the shooting star to me, and said I could make a wish. I
I really wanted a mate, so I wished I could have one without having to leave you. I didnt mean for this to happen! I swear it! But its still my fault. I
Chris was completely stunned. Nidoking had wanted a mate the whole time? She was glad that Nidoking never meant for her to become a Nidoqueen, but she was amazed that his wish had actually been granted. But why did it twist it and make Chris his mate?
Realization suddenly hit Chris again. Oh, Nidoking, she said, I forgive you for this. It was my fault, too.
What? Nidoking asked. Why would it be your fault?
I made a wish on that star, too, Chris responded. I wished that I was able to help you, no matter what. She bowed her head down. It was just my stupidity. I shouldnt have even mentioned that star.
Nidoking was entirely relieved that Chris wasnt angry with him, but he still hated to see her so depressed. Nidoking, while trying to think of something to say, looked at Chris, and couldnt help but notice how beautiful she was. Well, Chris, Nidoking said, if you think about it, there might be a way that this isnt so bad.
Chris pondered at these words from Nidoking. Yes, she had lost her humanity and all plans for the future, but she still felt more powerful then she ever had before. Besides, she thought, even if I managed to do everything I wanted, would I really be able to handle the stress? Chris looked back up at Nidoking. As she did, she instantly noticed how handsome he looked, and she imagined the feeling of being against him.
Chris shook her head. Wait a second, she thought. Am I
actually attracted to Nidoking? Thats not right! The more she looked at him, though, the more her thoughts were contradicted. It did seem right to imagine such things. Maybe I truly am a Nidoqueen, Chris thought. I seem to even be thinking like one.
Chris stood back up and looked Nidoking in his eyes. Maybe youre right, she said to him. She suddenly felt even odder than she already did. Uh, Nidoking? Could you do me a favour? she asked.
Of course. What do you want, Chris? Nidoking inquired.
Thats just it, she responded. Please, dont call me Chris anymore. I
I just dont feel comfortable with that name.
Nidoking was fairly surprised at Chris comment. Was she actually getting used to her new form? Nidoking smiled, however, and said, Have it your way. But what should your name be? The two pondered for a while, before Nidoking suggested, How about
The Nidoqueen considered the name. Crystal
she thought. I
I like it, she responded with a smile.
The two smiled at each other, until eventually, Nidoking interrupted the silence. Crystal, he said, I have something I want to tell you.
What? Crystal inquired.
I think I love you, Nidoking stammered.
Crystal played those words in her head over and over. A few minutes ago, she wouldnt ever consider anyone besides her parents saying those words to her, let alone Nidoking. Now, however, she was happy.
I love you too, Crystal responded, surprised by how easily the words came out of her mouth. She and Nidoking moved together and embraced each other.
As the two continued their embrace, Nidoking said, Crystal, youre really okay with this?
Crystal looked up at Nidoking while still holding him. I am, she answered. Its kind of had to explain. You see, when I looked at you, my mind told me that you were the perfect mate for me. I think Im not just in the body of a Nidoqueen, Im thinking like one, as well. Nidoking, I really do love you.
Nidoking smiled at Crystal. But suddenly, Crystals smile became a frown. Oh no, she said. I just remembered something. What will we do with the other Pokémon, and what about my family?
That made Nidoking unsure of the whole thing. He tried to think of a way around this, any way. Then he had an idea. What about Professor Oak? He seems nice enough, and you know that he takes care of all your Pokémon.
Crystal frowned again. Im not sure, she said. I mean, he wouldnt even recognize me anymore. Then she got an idea as well. Wait, we could just drop the balls of with a note.
See? said Nidoking. Things can work out! But your family
Crystal sighed. I have no idea about them, she said sadly. I love my family, but theres no way Id be able to tell them any of this. Then she thought silently. Maybe
we could just send them a note, not telling them everything, but just to let them know Im still alive and never expect to see me again.
Nidoking couldnt believe Crystals words. Crystal, he said, are you really willing to give up everything, even your family, to be with me?
Crystal just smiled and nodded.
You really do love me! Nidoking exclaimed.
Crystal giggled. Of course I do! she responded.
The two new lovers looked over at the camp. What should we do with it? asked Nidoking.
Just take the Pokéballs, some paper and a pack, Crystal answered. We dont need anything else. Leave the rest here.
Nidoking nodded, and the two packed up everything they needed. They then took one last look at the camp, and walked away.