It was a day after the Fuchsia City gym battle Ash had, and the group is now in front of the main entrance of the Safari Zone.
"So, do we go inside and sign up or something to be able to catch some Pokémon or how does this work," asked Misty?
"There is a warden at the entrance, we should go see him first," replied Ash.
When they got at house that was near the entrance, Ash and the others saw Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy there, which surprised them.
"Hello Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy," said Ash as he and the others approached them.
"Oh, hello there kids. Are you here to catch some Pokémon," asked Joy?
"Yes we are," replied Leaf. "But what are you doing here, shouldn't this place have a warden?"
"Well, the warden retired a few weeks ago, and until the new one is appointed, we are here to keep watch of everything," replied Officer Jenny.
"Oh, I see," said Leaf.
"Well come on then of you want to catch something you have to sign up first," said Nurse Joy and led them inside to sigh them up.
"Ok, give me your Pokedex'es or any other identification if you have and I'll finish everything else," said Jenny, and then took the identification's from them. Ash and Leaf gave their Pokedex'es and Misty and Brock showed their trainers ID's.
Jenny then went to the computer and after a few minutes had all of them sighed up.
"All finished," she said and gave them their stuff back.
"Here are 30 special Safari Ball's for each of you. You can only use them to capture Pokémon in Safari Zone, but you must not battle them, you must only throw the ball, and hope that it will be able to catch something," Nurse Joy gave them Poke Ball's and explained the rules.
"Well that sucks," commented Misty with a frown. "We are basically relying on blind luck."
"Well if we let people capture Pokémon here however they want, then there wouldn't be any Pokémon left," said Nurse Joy, and the others saw the logic in that.
"Good luck," said Jenny. "Oh, and you have to be back by seven in the afternoon, and is you get lost try to send some sort of signal so that I can find you," Jenny added,
"Thanks' Officer Jenny, Nurse Joy," said Ash and then left with the others.
"Are we going to go all together, or are we going to spread," asked Brock?
"I think we should spread, that way we'll be able to cover more ground, and I also need to go with Pikachu and find his Eevee friend's, and we might take some time there," said Ash.
"Won't you try and catch some Pokémon," asked Leaf?
"If I have a chance to catch something I'll try, but the main reason I came here is because of those Eevee's," replied Ash.
"Ok then, let's spread and will meet at the entrance at 7 tonight," said Brock and left on one side, while others went on the other sides.
"Do you remember where they live Pikachu," asked Ash to Pikachu who was on his shoulder?
"Yes, I do remember, I just hope that they are still there and that nothing happened to them," replied Pikachu.
"Don't worry, I'm sure they are all fine," said Ash, and then let Pikachu lead the way.
After about fifteen minutes, Ash, Pikachu and Lucario came in front of a small cave in the far side of the forest, where there were no other Pokémon.
"Are you sure this is a place Pikachu, because it's quite far from the road, and I wouldn't even bother coming here if you didn't bring me," asked Ash.
"Yes this is the place," replied Pikachu.
"But how were you captured all the way here, and the same goes for Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon, I really don't think Damian would have come all the way here," Ash asked a little surprised?
"Well, I went out looking for some food and went a little too far and that is when that guy showed up and managed to catch me, and the same thing happened to the three of them," replied Pikachu.
"I see," said Ash.
"Well anyway let's go inside and see if they are there," said Ash. But first, he added and took out three of his Poke Ball's. "Come on out everyone."
Out of the Poke Ball's came Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon who Ash switched with Crobat, Bulbasaur and Squirtle just before they reached Safari Zone, and looked around. And when they saw were they are, all three of them started crying and run inside of the cave. They were quickly followed by Ash, Pikachu and Lucario.
The three Eeveelutions ran so fast that by the time Ash and his two Pokémon managed to catch up, Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon were already surrounded by their parent and siblings, and all of them were crying their eyes out because they were reunited again.
Pikachu then went to them and joined them. When younger Eevee's saw Pikachu coming toward them, they took a battle stance, but were quickly stopped by two older Eevee's and their three evolved siblings.
Two older Eevee's recognized Pikachu and gave him a big hug, because they were happy to see him after all this time without knowing what happened to him.
Pikachu, Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon introduced Ash and Lucario to their family and they all spent the next two hours talking about how they were captured and what happened afterword's, and how they came to be a part of Ash's team.
After two hours, Ash finally decided to ask. "So what are you all going to do now that you are home," Ash looked at Pikachu and three Eeveelution's, who started to think what are they going to do now?
"As I promised four years ago I brought you here to your friend's, and now I want to know if you are staying here with them or coming with me," this time Ash only asked Pikachu.
For the next few minutes no one said anything, it was complete silence, as Pikachu, Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon were thinking what to do next.
On one side, they were finally reunited with their family and they don't want to separate from each other again, but on the other side, they have Ash who has helped them a lot, and without him they would even be here now. To leave him would be wrong, and they all would be just as sad as if they were to leave their family behind.
That's when they all gathered together, and started talking to see what would be the best decision to make.
They talked for about fifteen minutes before a surprised gasp came from every Eevee and its three evolved Pokémon. Apparently Pikachu said something that surprised them all.
After another five minutes, they finally came to an agreement and then they all stood in front of Ash and Lucario, and looked at Ash.
"So what have you decided," asked Ash?
"We had a bit of a problem because no matter what we chose, we would be leaving someone behind, and then an idea came to me, and I suggested it to them, and after some convincing they all accepted," said Pikachu.
"And what was your idea," asked Ash?
"I suggested that Eevee's come with us and became a part of your team," replied Pikachu and made Ash's and Lucario's eyes widen a lot.
"Are you serious," asked Ash after a few moments of silence?
"I 'am, that is the best thing we can do. If they come with us we will always be together and there will be no danger of someone else capturing them like it happened to the four of us," replied Pikachu. "And of course they accepted as it is the best decision they can make."
"And you all are ok with coming with me and becoming a part of my team," Ash more stated then asked but it was a question, and he got he's reply when they all nodded their heads?
"Ok, if that is what you want, then who am I to say no to that," Ash said, and everyone started cheering.
After their cheering stopped, Ash took out five Safari balls and caught five Eevee's. He then returned his three Eeveelutions, and then left the cave and continued to explore Safari Zone since he still has almost six hours left until it's time to go back.
Once Ash, Lucario and Pikachu left the cave where Eevee's lived, they went all over Safari Zone and tried to catch some Pokémon. In some cases Ash was successful and was able to catch a Pokémon, but in others he wasn't, as those Pokémon wanted to remain free and live without trainer.
But the most interesting thing that happened to Ash was when he came across a lake that was quite far from the main road, and it looks like that trainers don't came here very much, because it's full of different Pokémon. And the most interesting among them was a Dragonair, who lived in the lake, with Dratini, which was her son.
Dratini took quite a liking at Ash, and they spent over an hour together, during which Dragonair shoved up, and joined them, in conversations. The two Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon were quite interested in Ash as he was able to use Aura and Psychic powers and was able to understand them.
When Ash decided it was time to go and continue his search for some other Pokémon, Dratini got sad, and asked if he can join Ash on his journey, which surprised everyone there, but especially his mother Dragonair.
Ash asked Dratini if he was sure of this, and he replied that he is sure, but he wants his mother to come with him, as he doesn't want to leave her back here.
After some thinking, Dragonair agreed to come, but she stated that she is not interested in fighting. Ash didn't have a problem with that, and told her that she can stay at Professor Oak's ranch, where all of his Pokémon are staying when they are not with him.
Dragonair agreed, and then Ash caught her and Dratini in Safari Ball's and continued his search across the Safari Zone.
It is now seven in the afternoon, and Brock, Misty and Leaf are in front of the house that is at the entrance in the Safari Zone, along with Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy. They all came back from their search several minutes ago, and are only waiting for Ash.
"I wander why Ash is not here yet, it's not like him to be late," wandered Misty?
"I don't know. I hope nothing happened to him," replied Leaf.
"Oh I wouldn't worry about Ash, during this time we have traveled together, I have learned that he is someone who can't be hurt just like that, and if something is wrong, we would have known by now," said Brock, which got him a confused looks from Leaf, Jenny and Joy, and a knowing look from Misty, since she knows what he means by that.
Just as Leaf was to ask him, what does he mean by that, they all saw Ash coming toward them?
"I see you are all here already," Ash said when he came in front of everybody!
"Yes, we came about ten minutes ago," replied Brock.
"Why were you late, It's not like you," asked Misty?
"We went a little too far, and it took me some time to came here because I didn't' even notice the time until it was too late," replied Ash, while rubbing the back of his head and smiling.
"Ok, now that you are all here, let's go inside so I can register all the Pokémon you have managed to catch, so you can put them in your own Poke Ball's," said Officer Jenny, and then she went inside with Nurse Joy, and were followed by Ash and the others.
Once they entered inside, Jenny went to the computer and said. "Ok who will be first to go?"
"I'll go first," said Leaf, and came closer to Jenny.
"Release all the Pokémon you have caught and I'll register them," Jenny said.
"Ok," Leaf replied and let all the Pokémon she caught from Safari Ball's.
Out of the Poke Ball's came; Gloom, Parasect, Seel, Shellder, Scyther and Tauros.
"Ok, so you managed to catch 6 Pokémon, not bad," stated Jenny, and Leaf just nodded.
"You caught some interesting Pokémon, Leaf, congratulations," said Ash, and smiled, which Leaf returned. "But how did you caught Scyther, they are not easy to catch?"
"Well, I talked with all of them, and I managed to convince them to join me on my journey," replied Leaf, while smiling sheepishly.
"Why didn't I think of doing that," wondered Misty and frowned? "All I did was throw balls at them."
"Hahaha, well you should have thought more," said Ash with a laugh, which caused Misty to glare at him.
"Everything is Ok now Leaf, you can put your Pokémon's inside of their Poke Ball's after they are all checked by Nurse Joy to make sure they are all healthy," said Officer Jenny.
"Thanks' Officer Jenny," said Leaf, and returned 30 Safari Ball's she received, while Nurse Joy took all six of the Pokemon Leaf caught to check their health.
"Whose next," asked Jenny?
"I'll be next," Misty said and let four Pokémon's came out of Safari Ball's. Those Pokémon were; Seel, Slowpoke, Magicarp and Oddish.
"So you caught four Pokémon," commented Bock. "Not bad if you just threw Ball's at them like you said."
"Are you telling me that you also talked the Pokémon you caught into joining you," asked Misty, now getting quite angry, because she turned out to be a fool, and didn't think that there was a better way to catch Pokémon then to just throw ball and pray to god that it will be a success?
"Yes, that's exactly what I did," replied Brock. "I also showed them that I'm a good breeder and cook, so some of them got interested and decided to join me."
At hearing this Misty just sighed, and let it go. There is no reason to keep thinking about this as it can't be changed.
"All done Misty," said Officer Jenny.
"Ok then, I'll be next," said Brock and released his new Pokémon, while Misty went to Nurse Joy, who was close to finishing checking Leaf's new Pokémon.
The Pokémon who came from Brock's Safari Balls are; two Nidoran (M, F), Growlithe and Tauros.
"You also got four Pokémon," said Ash.
"Yeah. I talked with two Nidoran and Growlithe, and convinced them to come with me, as for Tauros, I just caught him," replied Brock.
Few minutes later, and all of his Pokémon were registered, so he went to stand in line to have Nurse Joy check them as well.
"It's finally your turn Ash. So let's see what you got," said Jenny.
Ash pulled out 12 Safari Ball's and released all the Pokémon that were in them. Once they all came out, everyone's eyes widened because of the Pokémon that Ash was able to catch.
The Pokémon were; Eevee (X5), Dragonair, Dratini, Electabuzz, Rhydon, Seadra, Tauros and Ponyta.
"Wow, I cannot believe what Pokémon you were able to catch," said Jenny while having her mouth dropped on the floor.
"Yeah they are great, aren't they," said Ash with a smile. "But it was them that chose to come with me for one reason or the other."
"Well it's not really important for whatever reason they came with you, all I can say is congratulation, because this are some amazing Pokémon," said Jenny, and then started registration of all of them.
Half an hour later all of Ash's new Pokémon were registered, checked by Nurse Joy and caught in his Poke Ball's. He then used his Pokedex and sent all of Eevee's, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Dragonair and a few others at Oak's ranch. He also sent Leaf's, Misty's and Brock's Pokemon to their houses, or on Oaks Ranch in Leaf's case.
Then they all went to the Pokémon center that was nearby to spend the night, before they continue their journey in the morning.
Lucario, Alakazam, Pikachu, Larvesta (F), Mewtwo, Dratini, Electabuzz, Rhydon, Seadra, Tauros, Ponyta;
Pidgeotto (F), Butterfree, Pink Butterfree (F) Magenta, Crobat, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmeleon (F) Amaterasu, Charmeleon Ra, Jolteon, Flareon, Vaporeon (F), Haunter, Muk, Primeape, Eevee (X5), Dragonair (F);
Feebas (F), Eevee, Seel, Slowpoke, Magicarp and Oddish.
Goldeen (F), Staryu, Cloyster, Starmie, Blastoise, Krabby, Horsea (F);
Magby, Vulpix (F), Nidoran, Nidoran (F), Growlithe, Tauros;
Steelix, Graveler, Golbat, Sandslash, Rhydon, Psyduck;