"I think I've...Done it!"
Ryan smiled as he looked at the device he has created. It was a small device, which he could attach inside a spherical capsule, which could transform a living creature into energy, and store it inside the capsule it is currently attached to.
"A real...Life...Pokeball!" he declared!
Ryan is a young man who lived with a successful roommate. Dan works at a mall as a clerk, and gained nearly half a million in stocks. But he still chooses to live with his roommate Ryan in their single-story bachelor pad. Mostly because he prefers this lifestyle, and also because he likes being with his friend. Ryan, though, works at a robotics manufacturing factory as an inspector. He actually had a remarkable gift with mechanical parts at a young age, and worked hard to hone this skill to the present day. Another fascination of his was games and anime, namely Pokemon. As a child, he would pray up to Arceus to one day experience more than what the real world could offer him. It wasn't until last month when he had a weird, weird dream. It was from this dream where he "received" instructions on how to make a working Pokeball. When he shared this with Dan, he was skeptical and asked if it was really just a dream or not. But to Ryan, he felt that it was more than that. Much, much more than that.
Ryan blew on the paint, waiting for it to dry. He got top-quality paint to decorate the first real Pokeball, and he thought it'd be too boring to go for the usual white and red. So he decided to go for the camo-patterned Safari Ball instead. It was climate resistant, doesn't chip or flake, crack, and also moisture resistant, in case it gets wet. Once it was dry, he waited for another minute more, just in case, before attaching the mechanical device on the inside of the sphere. He made sure everything was set up correctly before leaning back to admire his work.
"Perfect! Heheheheh, this is gonna be amazing!"
Ryan turned around in his chair to see Dan looking in.
"Oh, heya Dan. Is lunch ready?" he asked.
"Half an hour ago! I started without you, cause I was getting peckish, and you're still not at the table! Seriously man, I'm kinda worried for you." Dan told him, walking in.
"Well, worry no more. My project is finally finished!" Ryan declared.
"Really? Is this it then?" Dan said, looking at the Safari Ball.
"Yup, my masterpiece." Ryan said proudly.
Dan raised an eyebrow as he picked it up.
"Hey, be careful with that!" Ryan said, standing up.
"Calm down, it's not like I'm gonna smash it on the ground or something mean like that!" Dan told him.
"I'm serious, Dan! Put it down gently!" Ryan said.
"Okay, okay! Fine. Catch!"
Dan tossed the Safari Ball to his roommate, who actually wasn't a good catch. He tried to grab it from the air, only for it to hit his chest before bouncing a bit on the ground.
"Wow, you need better hand-eye-"
The ball opened up, and the device shot a beam of light at Ryan. He screamed out in surprise as he felt his body dematerialize into pure energy. Dan just stared in total shock as he saw his best friend and roomie get sucked into the ball, which closed soon after.
Ryan saw the small world inside his creation, the pocket dimension of the Safari Ball. But he wasn't alone.
"Is this...The inside of my Pokeball?" Ryan wondered out loud.
"Indeed it is."
Ryan blinked as he looked around the strange space. It was a total blank void, but everything was soon coming into focus. Ryan looked at the strange land he was standing on. A grassy hill, and there was a large tree on top of it. Ryan sat down as he looked around. Everything beyond the small hill was a total blank.
"I am impressed that you would follow my instructions to eagerly and willingly."
"Who are you?" Ryan asked.
"Ryan, do you not remember me from when you were but a child?"
Ryan blinked as he tried to remember. Then his eyes went wide as he saw the form of a figure appear before him.
"W-wait, you? But...I always thought that Pokemon isn't even real!"
"But you never did stop believing in our existence, did you?" Arceus asked him.
Before him was a splendid white figure, with a gold ring around its abdomen. Several multi-colored plates revolved around its head, like a halo.
"Arceus, the god of the Pokemon world..." Ryan breathed out in awe.
"Yes, Ryan. It is I. I wish to thank you for your unwavering belief. Sadly, this meager device is the best I could give unto you to connect our two worlds." Arceus said.
"Oh, n-no! No no, sir, I-it's, it's already amazing enough, compared to the technology of my own world." Ryan told the God Pokemon.
"Then, I am glad. I do wish to reward you for your faith." Arceus told him.
Ryan tilted his head in confusion until he saw himself starting to change. His skin turned gray and tough, like a carapace as his body became a natural armor. Then rocky plates began to push out, sticking out of his body, though his underside and rear remained smooth. His arms and legs grew into short feet, capped with a couple claws on each foot. His head began to change as well, becoming triangular with two fangs jutting out from his upper jaw. Small triangular openings appeared on the upper sides of his head, and a spiked ridge grew out from the middle of his back. Finishing this change, a small horn appeared on Ryan's snout.
"I believe this will suffice?" Arceus said.
Ryan looked at himself in awe. His eyes were wide as he examined every detail of his body.
"W-whoa, I'm...I'm a Rhyhorn! This is so awesome! Agh, s-so cool!" he exclaimed.
"Well, it is your favorite Pokemon. I have noticed as much during your adventures." Arceus told him.
Ryan cheered as he began hopping and jumping around on the hill, laughing with ecstatic glee. When he finally calmed down, he looked at Arceus and coughed a bit.
"T-thank you for this wonderful gift, Arceus." he said.
"Think nothing of it, Ryan. It was my partner's idea to reward your belief in us." Arceus told him.
"Oh, um...If I may ask, Arceus, who is this partner then?" Ryan asked.
"The mother of all, Mew."
"Oh, good god, please work!"
It took Dan a bit to snap out of his shock, and even longer to start thinking clearly again. It was then when he remembered how Pokeballs had a button on the front. He pushed it, and then felt the ball begin rumbling ominously. In a panic, he let go and took a few steps back. The ball opened, and what came out was a Rhyhorn! A real life, living, breathing Pokemon! Dan was once again speechless as the Rhyhorn turned to look at him.
"Oh, finally! About time Dan pushed the lock release button." Ryan thought.
"O-oh my...Uh, Ryan? Er, Mister Rhyhorn? Um, good P-Pokemon..." Dan said, taking a very shaky step forward.
"...Seriously? Hmph. At least Arceus gave me the ability to switch between the two forms at will. But Dan doesn't know that..." Ryan thought evilly, a smirk appearing.
Dan just gulped as he saw Ryan begin to paw the floor, and he instinctively knew what was coming. He began to step back, before turning to run. Of course, Ryan wouldn't hurt him...But he didn't know that.
"AAAAGGGHH! I'M SOOORRYYYY!!!"