Grey Version: Son of Giovanni
Viro Ian Evans, was born in Azalia Town in the Johto region, he had no father or mother and grew up in a foster home. Later in life he graduated college and fell in love with a girl who he had lived with all his life. They got married and moved to Ecruteak City where he worked up the ranks and became chief executive officer of a branch of small genetic research facilities. His family struggled as he overworked himself day in and day out taking the train back and forth from Goldenrod City. Eventually all his work paid off after he was invited to become executive chairman of one of Kanto’s leading research and development organizations. Because of his new position, he moved to Cerulean City. His marriage life improved as well as his career. A few years later he had a son, his name was Stosh Ian Evans. Viro’s life improved tremendously as he became extremely wealthy and well connected in his industry.
While life had rewarded him gracefully, he one day was met with a major unethical change to the structure of his organization; a change he only recently and briefly knew. He was against the change of the organization and for no rational explanation, he was voted off by the board of directors. The organization seemed to have what he felt was more of a devious and hidden agenda rather than exploring and leading in the world’s genetic and biological research.
He found his leave both a blessing and a curse, however. It was a curse because he no longer was a major leader in the scientific world, but it was also a blessing because he got to spend time at home with his family. For once he began to live life for his family and not for scientific discovery. His most memorable moment he ever addressed was when he was teaching his son to fish on the lake. He taught him how to fish and to avoid catching what he considered nuisant distractions such as Majikarps and Goldeens. While on the boat treasuring the sunset with his son, he told his son that Pokémon by nature were never evil. It’s people who are evil. His word must have reflected a revelation in his industry; however, it was also the idea that sparked up the child’s imagination as the child told his father what he truly wanted, which was to become a Pokémon trainer and if possible, a Pokémon master. Viro thought it was wonderful that his child had dreams of his own that would make him happy. He found encouragement in his son that he would find his own path in life than to take after his father’s dreams and ambitions. This must have inspired Viro to come up with ideas of what to do with the wealth he accumulated over a long period of time. It was concluded that his son was the reason for his change. It must have also been his son who influenced his desire for helping those in need by investing and building electric power plants in rural areas.
Creating more power for neighboring towns, cities, rural areas, and cave systems, he was able to make the same amount of money as if he was working as an executive. With extra money in his pocket, he decided to take the risk and fund small research projects that had too much debt, such as the Pokémon laboratory resort in Pallet Town and an independent scientist named Bill who was a dear friend of his, working on extraordinary projects by himself.
He had become an inspiration to lives all around the Kanto region. The day that made him most happy was when he was walking on the bridge to Bill’s light house after a mysterious anomie Bill discovered in the far ocean, he walked across the bridge off route 24 and found a mysterious old lady giving away a basket of Charmander eggs. Being that it was his son’s seventh birthday, Viro took an egg and gave it to his son as his very first Pokémon. He thought a fire pokemon was the perfect choice for his son as it matched his firey personality. His wife was against the idea, however. Upon receiving the egg, his son became very happy to have his first Pokémon and promised to take care of it until it hatched. His father found his biggest sense of pride and achievement was that of his own son. He knew his son would grow up to do good things.
A few days later, the board of directors in research and development insisted Viro to return. They knew the had done wrong and needed help to undo their mistakes. However, Viro respectfully declined their offer as he had now become happy and comfortable with his new life.
However, one day after coming home from a celebration near Lavender town, Viro was met with a terrible fate. According to the reports from the news, the black ice on the icy road had cause his car to loose traction and spin out of control. The car spun until eventually falling off a cliff from a bridge that sat on top of a steep canyon. The car wasn’t discovered until the early morning of the next day. This is when a message was recovered stuck inside a super potion intended only for his son to read, it was certain he wrote it as he was dying.
The tragic accident left Viro’s child now an orphan and his power facilities abandoned as no one else could further fund the operation. This forces homes and businesses to move elsewhere. Most noticeably, without power from the power plant, the widely used Rock Tunnel, became pitch black forcing travelers to find their own way through the dark.
This is how Stosh Ian Evans, also known as Grey, came to be. Since there was no legal guardian for the child. The boy had no other choice but to be put for adoption. The only belonging he carried with him was the egg his father gave him and the super potion with the letter he refused to read. Eventually Giovanni, a wealthy millionaire and moderately supportive friend of his father, decided to take in the child. Giovanni knew that the boy had value as he was the one who carried his father’s wealth. He knew when the boy was of age, he would inherit everything his father owned; therefore, giving him a chance to get a piece of the pie if he took the child and raised him as his own.
Stosh grew up living with Giovanni in a wealthy million dollar home. Giovanni was always very busy and would never play with him. Stosh played by himself and catered to his egg. In school he wasn’t able to make friends and always had body guards around him wherever he went. One day, on a cold and rainy night, Stosh heard sounds from outside the house in the garage. Curious, he went to see what was going on. That’s when he discovered Giovanni was secretly working with the notorious criminal organization Team Rocket. Stosh snuck into the garage where a mysterious Pokémon was held captive. Upon getting discovered by Geovanni, Stosh argued with him and in an uncontrolable rage, he let the mysterious Pokémon free after discovering Giovanni only wanted him for his father’s wealth. Giovanni chased after the mysterious Pokémon while Stosh ran upstairs to his room. Stosh grabbed all that he had and jumped out of his window running away from home, never to return ever again.
As Stosh walked the streets alone in the cold and pouring rain, he held his egg close to him trying to remember the times he use to spend with his father. He couldn't help the endless amount of tears that poured down his face and mixing into the rain. He found shelter under a tree and used cardboard boxes to shield him from the rain and cold. He couldn’t help but feel extremely depressed and feeling a sense of none belonging to a world which seemed so unfair. Later that night, with no more tears to cry, he slept with a sense of numbness to the world, a world to where he preferred to become a faceless nobody.
The next morning, he was awoken to a strange creature snuggling beside him. He woke up to find it was a Pokémon. It was the same mysterious Pokémon he had released last night. Stosh ignored it and went back to sleep feeling tired and emotionless. The creature did it’s best to prevent him from falling asleep. The creature danced and did anything to cheer the child up. The child ignored the Pokémon and pushed the boxes over himself. The Pokémon then stole his super potion to which had his father’s message was inside. The boy jumped from the bench and tried to grab it. The Pokémon wagged its tail in the air as it pretended to play with him. Eventually the boy gave in and let the Pokémon have it. He didn't care about anything any more. Feeling sad, the Pokémon gave back his super potion. The boy then picked the super potion up and angry, he threw it across the street into a stream of flowing water. The boy watched as the super potion floated down the edge beneath the side walk. After a few second of realizing the urgency of what he was doing, he ran and dove to get the bottle before it reached the sewer grate. Remembering what he said to his father, he picked up the super potion and held it close to his heart.
He picked up his back pack and began walking down the street once more. The Pokémon which he had saved followed him hovering over behind his shoulder.
After the rain had stopped and a rainbow was formed over the horizon, Stosh took shelter at a Pokémon center. He found the mysterious Pokémon to which had followed him ran off due to it’s shyness. Moreover, to his surprise, he felt his backpack move. Immediately, he took out the egg and watched as it hatched. Others around the Pokémon center gathered around to watch as the egg moved back and forth by itself. Eventually the Pokémon cracked out from its shell, at last Stosh’s first Pokémon had been born. He gave it the name Serenity as the Pokémon meant much more to him than anything he had ever owned. When the nurse, Nurse Joy, asked what was the owner’s name of the Pokémon, Stosh looked up at the Grey clouds in the horizon of the sky told her, his name was Grey. It was at this point he decided to change his life forever.
Grey began his journey then and there at the age of nine. Day by day, he trained with his charmander. The mysterious Pokémon continued to watch and follow him everywhere he went. Once he had gotten his first badge at Pewter City, he returned to Cerulean City and upon crossing the bridge to where his father said to have obtained his charmander egg, he stopped and finally challenge the mysterious Pokémon. The Pokémon agreed to battle him and with a long battle, he finally managed to capture the Pokémon. He later discovered the Pokémon was a rare Pokémon named Mew, to which never stayed in her poke ball. For the next year, Grey spent training his Pokémon, furthering in their friendship and trust, and battling all those who crossed his path. During his adventure, his Charmander eventually evolved into a charmillion and then into a Charizard; however, this Charizard was rare because of its abnormal size of 8’7”, almost twice the size of an average Charizard. His Charizard became known as one of the world’s largest Charizards. He caught very few Pokémon on his journey and mostly dedicated his time to training his own Pokémon and coming up with his own strategies and techniques. City by city, town by town he grew in experience and victories. Upon arriving in Caledon, he also reclaimed his father’s wealth; however, gave a little to the Pokémon gym because it had been attacked by team rocket a few days ago. He continued with his journey and was temporarily accompanied by a girl with the nickname blue, it was a brief companionship, but she had been his biggest influence in his journey this far teaching him many secrets and ways to defeat the oncoming gyms leaders. His journey came to a halt when he arrived at Cinnabar Island. He visited one of the destroyed laboratories to which his father use to manage. He discovered they used the dna of dittos to try to clone rare Pokémon, preserve ancient species, and modify genetic material to create genetically modified Pokémon. The most noticeable Pokémon being mew. He felt a sense of relief to know that his father had been removed of this scientific madness. He continued his journey traveling to Pallet Town. Upon being caught in a storm, he was saved by his own Pokémon. Red and Gary pulled him off the beach and he stayed at Gary’s home where he met Professor Oak. Professor Oak help treat him and took great interest of his Mew. Grey allowed the professor to study Mew in return for the professor taking care of him until he got better. Upon getting better, the professor spent a lot of time with him. They discussed life, philosophy, and even his father’s research.
Once he got better, he ventured onward preparing himself for the next gym. When he arrived to Viridian City, he realized he was no longer a boy but a master trainer. When going to receive his last badge, he encountered his step dad, Giovanni. Giovanni congratulated on how much he had grown. He also saw that Mew had never left his side. He challenged Giovanni and after a long hard battle, defeated him. However, Giovanni was far from finished. He summoned his greatest Pokémon yet. Mewtwo. Upon fighting with Charizard, Mew, although already weakened, decided to take on Mewtwo. The fight was beyond spectacular as to Mew it was personal. Mewtwo battled Mew with the idea that he wanted to be the strongest. Mew fought his best to break Mewtwo of his insane mindset. After Mewtwo defeated mew, he turned on both Giovanni and Mew. Giovanni followed Mewtwo before placing Grey’s badge on the railing of his gym, it was a rare sign of respect. Grey grabbed what was rightfully his. His honor, his respect, and most of all his symbolic badge. He never saw Giovanni again after his match. Therefore, he continued to the Pokémon league.
After countless rivals in the Pokémon league, he finally became worthy to challenge the elite four. Battling the elite four was the toughest battle of his life. Every member was perfectly skilled beyond belief. After losing a couple matches he began to think defeating the elite four was near impossible. Their strategies were flawless and their bonds between their Pokémon inseparable. It was then when he began to understand what it really meant to be a Pokémon master. He ran away from the Pokémon league and revisited Professor Oak. The professor knew that he felt he couldn’t defeat the elite four; therefore, took him fishing. Saying very little, they fished for hours. When they were finished fishing, it had become clear why he couldn't defeat the elite four. Although, his strategies were precise and near perfect, he had too much self-doubt. To defeat the elite four he needed to have a pure clear mind, afar from any negative thoughts. Reflecting on his past and childhood, he was able to clear hos thoughts. Although it helped him a lot, he felt there was still one more thing to do. Upon going for a swim with all his Pokémon, he swam up to the peer and pulled out the super potion he had been carrying throughout his journey. It was old and had been slightly damaged. He twisted the lid off and pulled out the message. Feeling scared and emotional to read it, he lifted it in front of him and calmed his mind. He slowly began to read it. The message was that of sadness and joy. It read as if listening to his father’s voice as death slowly began to claim him. Grey wept as he read the message in his father’s dying words. After reading the message, he climbed onto the peer and watched as the sunset went down. His mind was completely at peace.
When he returned to the Pokémon league, he couldn't help but to fight and defeated the elite four mercilessly. The audience marveled at his very creative, abstract, yet extremely effective strategies. The victory was by far the most entertaining and most interesting battle the elite had ever had for years. Because of the audiences great enthusiasm, Grey fought and defeated every member of the elite four within a single day. Upon waiting his award ceremony, Grey walked away refusing the fame, glory, and trophy. He was determined to stay a no face and to continue his journey just as the day he had ran away from home. Till this day he ventures onward to the Johto region to retrace the origins of his father and to inspire the newest generation of Pokémon trainers.