As the doors opened once more, Wye turned with excitement, a quiet, high-pitched screech escaping his pursed lips. As far as pokémon researchers went, Professor Oak was a celebrity among celebrities. The starstruck young boy followed her closely as they all walked out.
The group entered the laboratory where there were four pokéballs standing on a tray. His face lit up once more as he heard he got to pick first. "I know who I'll pick,"
he said to himself with a wide grin. He walked over to the tray and without hesitation, reached for the pokéball marked Torchic
. "As two Hoennites, I'm sure Torchic and I'll get along well!"
He pressed his finger on the button and the fire starter sprung out of the pokeball with a battle cry. Wye bent his knees to level with his new partner. "Hey there,"
he said with a smile. "I'm looking forward to working with you. Let's gather some valuable data!"
The Torchic let out a small blaze with a committed look on his face.
Wye let his hand down for the Torchic to climb up, and stood up straight. "Hm... What should your name be?"
he asked. In response, he got a suggestion in the sound of another cry. "Squeek? Hm... Cid! Do you like that?"
The Torchic contemplated for a moment before letting out a cry of approval.
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Cid the Torchic