... I guess I'll just have to share that Pokemon/Naruto crossover plunnie! (Seriously, only one person had said no, the rest of those who voted said they want to at least hear the idea out
Before I share, though, you gotta check out this article: www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01…
All I have to say about it is BWAHAHAHA!
Okay, so a little background into this plunnie before I share it-
About a year ago or so (yep, this plunnie's been bugging me THAT LONG), I came across a story that featured a certain Sinnoh Gym Leader that up to that point I hadn't really remembered from when I had played Diamond and Pearl (which was when I was starting to get out of Pokemon- seriously, I don't remember much about those games beyond the fact that I preferred Dialga to Palkia and that I always had chosen Chimchar as my starter :/). Once I looked up this Gym Leader, I was shocked at how much he had looked like one of my favorite characters from the Naruto fandom.
Of course, I'm talking about Volkner, the Sunyshore Gym Leader (wiki page is here: bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wik…
) and Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage (wiki page is here: naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Minato_N…
) Now, granted this isn't the first similarity between Pokemon and another fandom that I have found (Brawly, for example, DEFINITELY reminded me of Zack Fair the first time I encountered him in Alpha Sapphire- and yes, it was the squats, shut up), but this is definitely the one that is the most striking.
That got me thinking- what if Minato and Volkner actually met each other? I mean, with the Space-Time mechanics of the Hiraishin, it could
technically be possible that Minato could've messed up enough during the development of his version that the Space aspect could've accidentally sent him to his counterpart in the Pokemon World. After all, genius though he may be, but Minato was young at one point and therefore prone to making mistakes, and Seal-based techniques seem to be a very
So, I ran the scenario in my head, and to me the most logical time it most likely would've happened would be when Volkner and Flint were starting out on their Pokemon journey. I laughed at the various WTF-ery that would've immediately happened (with Flint especially being the most outspoken one), and then realized that the trio probably would've just clicked together. Minato, especially, probably would've been intrigued with the various Pokemon, and Flint and Volkner would've been awed at Minato's proficiency at fighting.
I could see the trio just journeying throughout Sinnoh as Minato figured out a way to get back home, with Minato either not catching ANY Pokemon or only catching maybe one or two (with Shinx, Riolu, Scyther, or Eevee being likely candidates- Shinx would be the offspring of Volkner's Luxray that preferred Minato over Volkner, Riolu would want to follow the one whose Aura is compatible with its own, Scyther would have been saved by Minato after getting injured defending some younger Pokemon, and Eevee would have determinedly bugged Minato to catch him or her until Minato finally accepted his fate) with the idea that once he figured out a way to get back home he would entrust his Pokemon to Volkner in order to ensure that the balance between the two worlds would be kept. Before Flint and Volkner made it to the Elite Four, Minato would've finally found a way to return home, and after everyone had said good-bye Minato would've disappeared from the Pokemon world, never to be seen again.
Then, the following plunnie hit:It has been several years since Volkner had seen Minato, yet for some reason recently the Gym Leader's mind seems to be constantly going back to those months when the boy from another world had traveled alongside Flint and himself. At first, he decides not to do anything about this, yet when Flint mentions the same phenomenon happening to him the two can't help but wonder what this means. Soon after the two share stories, their Pokemon start getting restless, as if something big is about to happen.
Soon enough, that something happens- the two are contacted by one of Sinnoh's Legendaries
(I'm thinking either one of the Lake Trio or possibly even Arceus itself- haven't fully decided which Legendary yet) who tells them via telepathy that they are needed in Minato's world to help protect their friend's legacy (worded in such a way that it is unclear if Minato is alive or not). After the two agree to help, the Legendary then tells them to make their way to the Distortion World, the only place that they are able to access Minato's world. Flint and Volkner, after explaining the situation with Cynthia and finding acceptable substitutes for their positions, make preparations and head to Mt. Coronet- one of only two places where people can enter the Distortion World.
When they arrive, the Legendary who sent them on their quest gives them a unique item that would not only ensure that Giratina wouldn't attack, but also guide the two to Minato's world. After a short yet arduous journey, the two manage to finally arrive on top of the Hokage Monument. Unbeknownst to them, they arrive on the day of the annual Kyuubi Festival, the celebration of the Fourth Hokage's defeat of the Kyuubi itself. As they head down and wander through the town (unknowingly attracting the attention of the on-duty Anbu, who decide to observe them from a distance), it is Flint who notices that Minato's face is gracing the mountain they had arrived on. Volkner wonders if the faces on the mountain were the Hokages, and if so did that mean that the Fourth Hokage- the very man the town is celebrating- was none other than their friend.
As evening approaches, suddenly they hear the tell-tale sounds of a mob being formed, filled with cries about a killing a 'demon brat'. Seconds after, a small boy who is obviously no older than four with hair the exact shade as Minato's runs past them, shocking Flint and Volkner and making them wonder if that had been Minato's son. When the mob is seen chasing the boy, the two get angry that an innocent child is being treated this way. Knowing that the poor boy will need help before they can manage to reach him, Volkner sends either his Luxray or his Jolteon on ahead while Flint does the same with either his Houndoom or his Flareon.
(I haven't decided which one yet for either of them, although I'm leaning towards Luxray and Houndoom since both of their trainers would be pissed off enough that they'd want to scare the crowd, although Jolteon and Flareon, due to their fox-like traits, could be surprisingly effective as well. Also, if I do decide on Minato catching a Pokemon, that Pokemon would be sent on ahead, as well, although depending on what Pokemon Minato caught would determine whether they'll comfort Naruto or help protect him- for example, Shinx and Eevee would be the ones who would comfort Naruto while Riolu and Scyther would take on the role of defender)
When they arrive and join their Pokemon (who are definitely intimidating the mob, to their pleasure), the crowd is visibly shocked at how much Volkner looks like the Fourth Hokage. However, they get angry when the duo announce their intent to protect the boy and start calling them slaves to the demon. Ordering their Pokemon to fire off a warning shot above the mob's heads, Volkner is the one who gives them the ultimatum to either stand down or fight.
At this point, the Anbu that had been following the duo appear between them and the mob. Recognizing that their chance had passed, the crowd disperses. When the duo summon their Pokemon back into their balls and turn around to ask the kid if he's alright, eyes the exact shade of blue as Minato's stare with wonder back at them. Knowing in their heart that the kid is Minato's son, Flint turns to the Anbu to inquire as to Minato's current location while Volkner introduces himself and Flint to the boy. While the boy introduces himself as Naruto, the Anbu realize that the situation has gotten a lot more complicated, and ask Flint and Volkner to come with them to meet with the Third Hokage, promising that he would have the answers they seek. As the two agree, Naruto demands that he be taken along as well, not wanting to leave his saviors. Before the Anbu can protest, Volkner agrees and hoists Naruto onto his hip. While Flint playfully teases the duo over how cute they look, causing Volkner to scowl back and Naruto to giggle, the Anbu are struck with the realization that things have gotten a lot more complicated.
Obviously, they would go to Sarutobi, who would finally explain the situation to the duo (after getting over his own shock), and after their long conversation is over Volkner and Flint would definitely become Naruto's guardians. However, I haven't decided whether or not the two would stay in Konoha or if they would take Naruto to the Pokemon World, with Naruto going back and forth between the two worlds during his Academy years. I figured that the reason why the Legendary Pokemon would become involved would be because they would've observed Minato during and after his adventures in the Pokemon world, and wouldn't have tolerated the cruelty to the man's son.
Pairings... would definitely NOT be the focus of the story. This plunnie is more of a family bonding fic, and I think it would be best that way. I haven't decided on how Volkner and Flint would be involved with Naruto's shinobi career, although I think that unless they happen to be there they would be content with letting Naruto handle his missions without their help.
Would Naruto get Pokemon of his own? Definitely, although he won't get more than 6. However, I'll definitely try to make his team a bit more unique then what you normally find in Pokemon/Naruto crossovers (with one exception, due to just how well it fits Naruto's personality- and no, it's not Vulpix). Will any others of the Naruto world get any Pokemon? Mmm... maybe. I do have the idea of Mewtwo (the movie Mewtwo that we all know and love) becoming the Mew of the Naruto world due to how much more suited he is to it than Mew, and if he does then obviously some other Pokemon would probably join him... however, it's not for certain.
So... what do you guys think? Should I go for it, or no?