It was in the middle of the summer holidays, and I just picked up a used Pokemon Black cartridge from GameStop. I already had Pokemon White, but I wanted to catch a Reshiram without using any Action Replays. I booted up my game, skipped the intro, then clicked CONTINUE. To my suprise, I was in Nuvema City, outside the professer`s lab. As I checked around the town, something I noticed was that the normal music wasn`t playing. Instead, a tune was playing, which sounded like a woman singing " La, la la lala". I remember now that it was the same tune Meloetta was singing in the anime, in the episode "Meloetta and the Undersea Temple". I liked it, but after a bit it started to get a but unsettling. What was worse, was whenever I spoke to the NPCs, all they said was "... why?". This was creeping me out, so I turned the 3DS off, turned it back on, then reset the game. I loaded up a new game, only to be in the exact position I was when I turned the game off. It was painfully obvious that this was a hack of some sort, so I decided to wander off into the tall grass, to catch a Pokemon. After a bit, I found a Patrat, who I tried to capture. I sent out my only Pokemon, a lvl 99 Meloetta, checked my bag and of course, I had no Pokeballs. I attemped to run. Instead, however, my Meloetta used Relic Song. Of course, it K.Od the poor thing. I ran off to the Pokemon Centre to buy some Pokeballs. Once i`d entered, I talked to one of the men at the counter, only for him to say something which confused and worried me.
"We are NOT selling to you. Not after what you... did to..." The other man spoke up. "You think after what happened to N, Cheren, and Bianca, that we will let you... a MURDERER buy here? Get out. You disgust us." At this point, my Meloetta had popped out of it`s ball, and was looking at the two men. Almost immediately, the normal shop menu came up, and I bought 99 Pokeballs. When I exited the menu, one of the men said "Ple-please... don`t come back!". My Meloetta simply said "!" and the screen faded to black, then saved. When the screen went back to normal, I noticed Meloetta`s song was much louder, and the man who had pleaded for us to never come back was missing. When I spoke to anyone else, they just said "..." I saved, as I was starting to like this whole thing, then turned off the game.
That night, I had the strangest dream of my life. It was a nightmarish scene, with corpses rendered in the BW graphics, and of course, Meloetta floating over them all, as if checking they were dead. All while, the song played loud enough to make your eardrums burst. After they checked, they turned to me, and for once the music stopped. "ArE YOu HaPPy noW?" they said, while grinning like a manic. "dID I dO WeLL?" they said. "No!" I yelled. "... bUT yOu cOMmaNDEd mE TO dO tHIs! I dID tHIs FoR YOu!" they screamed. "What are you talking abo- about?!" I replied. Meloetta appeared to begin to laugh. "yOu hAve chANGEd fOr tHE WorSE" they bellowed, before I woke up.
At this rate, I was ecstatic to finish this game, so I grabbed my 3DS, booted it up, and turned on Pokemon Black. Both screens immediatly turned black, and after a bit, Meloetta materialised on the top screen. After this friendly greeting, the game followed up normally, with the cutscenes going fine. What`s more, when I started, it appeared the save file did in fact reset. The whole intruduction from Professer Juniper was fine, until she sent out what would have been a Minccino.
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