Telling this story by memory, which doesn’t always serve me correctly. Pardon any mistakes in when things could have happened.
My brother and I each got a Deoxys from the giveaway event in the past. Due to the fact that Platinum was to come out soon (this was a long time ago), we both restarted our Diamond games. He didn’t wait until I came home from my father’s house, and lost his Deoxys in the process of deleting his game. I traded my own over through his game, and eventually got it back.
Afterwards, we both got Platinum. I took his game and my own to the Manaphy event. We each received one. I got close to mine, keeping it at the front of my roster and training it. He used his simply as a strong battler. Eventually he lost his, I don’t remember how. It was probably by restarting his game after he got tired of it. I always kept mine. Whether it had to be by trading it over to a different game, I always saved them, because I loved them.
My brother learned that if you bred Manaphy and Ditto, you could make Phione. I tested the theory and was so happy with my baby Phione.
But my brother wanted it, too.
I didn’t want him to touch my Manaphy. He was only going to force it into making him a bunch of Phione. He could forget about it and delete his game again. I didn’t want to lose it to him.
He cried about it to my mom, who forced me to give it to him. Glad he got what he wanted, he locked himself in his room with my beloved Manaphy.
I didn’t play my games as often anymore.
Two weeks later he offered to give it back. I told him to keep it in a PC box, that I would get it some other time.
A month later, we both forgot about it. I still played Pokemon, I just forgot about my Manaphy.
Now he has Soul Silver, and I have Heart Gold.
He wanted to relive the fun of Platinum.
He restarted his file.
My Manaphy is gone. He looked shocked when I asked him if he’d traded it over to Soul Silver for the time being. He apologized a hundred times, and I just shrugged it off. “It’s just a game.” I said.
I went into my room and cried. I want my Manaphy back.
If you see her, tell her I’m sorry I couldn’t save her. I’m sorry I forgot about her. I’m a terrible trainer for that.
If you see his Manaphy and Deoxys, tell them I’m sorry they were abandoned.
I’m never letting my brother touch my Pokemon ever again.