Once upon a time, there was... a Riolu! She was an anxious, little thing, who had never really done much of anything, let along something to be proud of. Hers was a timid existence.
But one day she met an Eevee, who introduced her to the world of "Rescue Squads", friendly teams of Pokemon who did good deeds for others. And so they did so together, and they became the best of friends. And the other Pokemon treated her as if she was special, as if she mattered, and the Riolu tried even harder to help them because of it.
One day, a terrible cataclysm wracked the land, and earthquakes and storms filled the earth and sky. The two friends traveled long and far to find the cause, and soon climbed the tallest tower in the world, and even into the very sky itself in order to speak to the Sky God Rayquaza, and ask if it would save their world.
Rayquaza refused, and conflict broke between them.
But although it was powerful, and threatened to knock them from the tower many times, the Riolu held strong, both to her friend and her ideals. With drive and certainty, she fought harder than she ever had for anything, and together they saved that world and all their friends.
There atop the tallest tower, above the world, the Eevee looked at the Riolu, and told her she was a hero.
And for just one moment, she thought she could be.Hah! What a stupid and naive story!