Professor Koyamaki furrowed his eyebrows, peering intently through his microscope at the crystallized block of amber before him. His lifelong research was nearing an end; he could feel it. He would finally after years of shedding blood, sweat, and tears (okay, maybe this was a bit of an exaggeration) be able to discern the origin of the mysterious life-form known as Pokérus.
He had spent the last few months on an expedition in the far mountainous regions of Kanto, hoping to uncover the secrets behind the virus’s existence: how did it get here, what was its purpose, and for how long has it been here? Following advice from his old colleague Samuel Oak, Professor Koyamaki decided to scope out the ancient mountain ruins, having heard speculation that it was the location of the first reported appearance of Pokérus.
There, he had uncovered something he couldn’t have anticipated on finding. Inside the interior of a lone, partially hidden cave along the mountainside, th