Matthew was staring at the sunset, over the mountains. It was a sight to see.
"This looks so nice" he said to himself, as he heard the cries of Pokémon from the nearby forest.
Matthew is an average guy, likes programming and hacking, playing just about any Nintendo or SEGA game, and lots more.
He cared a lot about his Pokémon, and they meant a lot to him.
He also had some great friends over the Internet, of all kinds, all the way from humans, to Mews, to Latios', and plenty more.
It was starting to get late.
"I oughta get home" he thought.
He got on his bike and rode home.
"What now...?" He thought. "I could check my watchlist on DeviantART, or work on my fangame..."
He continuously attempted to imagine something to do.
"Write a story?'
Hack Lucario into Sonic the Hedgehog 2?"
IRC with my Mew friends Red and Becca?"
Oh wait, Red can't IRC...
He just couldn't think of anything to do.
He sent out his code-modified Lucario, named Lucodio, and asked what it thought he should do.
Lucodio responded "Perhaps you should take a rest, and tomorrow, you could think of something to do...?"
"Not a bad idea" Matthew said, as he laid down to rest.
He fell asleep very fast.
Two Pokémon from the forest, specifically a Pikachu and an Eevee, peered at Matthew, while sleeping.
"Is that... A human?" The Eevee asked, shyly.
"Yep, but it's asleep, so there's no need to be afraid." The Pikachu told her.
"We do need a new guardian for the forest... Celebi's gone... None of us can protect it, we're too weak..." Pikachu rambled.
"How would a human protect a forest of Pokémon? He'd just catch us! Eevee asked.
"Us Pokémon can work that out quite easily..."
Matthew woke up, ready to start a day of-
Wait a second, his DeviantART was open.
He also had an odd-looking Note.
Passing over Red the Mew's note about his ROM hack, he glanced at the note, sent by a mysterious, new-looking user named "ForestPikachu"
The note said,
"Hello, Matthew! Meet us at the forest by the mountains for a special surprise involving Pokémon!"
"Odd... I've never met them before... I'll do it anyways, I'm bored enough. Besides, Lucodio can protect me..."
"Yes, yes I can!" Lucodio responded.
"...Besides, even if it seems like a bad idea, I can hope it won't... Hah, who am I kidding, I'll be fine."
He walked out (after grabbing a bag of chips), hopped on his bike, and rode off towards the forest.
"Hmm... I wonder what that alleged 'special surprise involving Pokémon' is... Could it be a Master Ball? A rare Pokémon? Or maybe even... Getting the chance to meet a legendary Pokémon?"
He continued to ride into the forest, until he was trapped in what appeared to be a giant Butterfree net.
"What the heck is this?" He yelled. "Lucodio!" He said as he sent him out. "Try to break the net!"
Lucodio tried to process the net and a possible way to break it, but he couldn't by the time he saw a Pikachu walk up.
"Well, well, well... Matthew... Looking for your 'surprise'?" It told Matthew.
"I - well - What did you do to me?" Matthew asked.
"Nothing much, trap you In a Butterfree net and decide to turn you into our forest's guardian-"
"What do you mean, 'turn me into your forest's guardian'? I wouldn't protect a forest full of Pokémon that decide to trap me and make me protect their forest-
"But the problem is, you see...
Long ago, our old protector, Celebi, left the forest, and never came back. No one ever knew what happened to it. We have lived in this forest for years without a protector, but the forest's legend won't go on much longer without a guardian. We sleeked a person who really cared for his Pokémon, no matter what. And you are the one... The one who will care for his fellow Pokémon... The one who will protect us...
"Wow... So that's why you wanted me to come here... I completely understand all of this..."
"Well... Then cue the transformation!" Eevee said.
"Wait, TRANSFORMATION?" He said, as he felt an electric jolt from Pikachu.
Matthew quickly started growing rainbow horns, as Eevee said "It's working..."
He started growing blue fur in the top area of his body and black fur in the bottom half, along with some rainbow-colored extra dabs on his side.
He didn't feel right in the bottom part of his body, though.
He realized that he was growing 2 more legs, and his current legs were turning into hooves as well. He grew a tail with the same blue and black fur.
It was worth noting that he still had hands, and that his top was in an anthropomorphic state, but the bottom was in a state resembling a normal Xerneas.
"Umm.. Okay..." Matthew said.
"Now you are our protector!" Eevee said.
Matthew thought all the recent events out for a bit.
"Yes, yes I am! I will protect the forest!"