This is Raichu. I first caught him in the safari zone in Emerald around this time in 2007. After immediately evolving him I fell in love with and he became the first ever Pokemon I leveled all the way up to 100. He’d mastered the cool contests in Hoenn and was the ruler of the Battle Frontier! Later that year he moved on to Sinnoh to top the contests and beat the battle tower’s butt! 3 years later he went to the Johto region and joined me every day in school on my Pokewalker. He was there through all of my highschool dramas and achievements! And then in 2011, he came over to the Unova region where he met all kinds of awesome new Pokemon! Where also learned that there has been a bit of a power creep and he’s not as strong as he used to be. But he sure as hell knew how to show off on stage in the Pokemon Musicals, rocking a top hat and cane!
And now, after a long 7 year journey, he’s moved over to the Kalos region ready to start adventuring with me again. He may not be 6IV, shiny, rare, nor have a useful moveset, but he’s been a better buddy to me than most humans I know.