Warm and still, the lake swished calmly in the breeze. At least, at first glance the lake appeared still, but little eddies and streames flowed through the water as if the lake were alive, always feeling things.
At the edge some trees rustled, and a Magnemite emerged.
“I FOUND IT,” the Magnemite intoned. “LAKE VERITY.” It floated over the water and to the island at the center, on which stood a cave. It wasn’t much bigger than one of the houses in the nearby town, but within lived the Pokemon the Magnemite wanted to meet.
“MESPRIT,” the Magnemite stated. The lake guardian of emotion, Mesprit, emerged from the darkness.
“Hello!” Mesprit shook the Magnemite’s magnet. “Isn’t this a lovely day? I was thinking of watching a sad movie later, would you like to join me?”
“MESPRIT,” spoke the Magnemite. It gestured to itself with its magnets. “AS YOU CAN SEE, I AM A ROBOT. I AM WITHOUT EMOTION. I AM HOLLOW.” Its magnets drooped. “PLEASE GRANT ME THE WONDER OF EMOTION SO THAT I MAY LOVE.”
“Silly robot,” Mesprit said. “You already have what you need to feel emotions, in here.” They placed a finger on the Magnemite.
“THAT IS MY EYE.”
Mesprit sighed. “Well, if you really want a heart, you’ll have to bring me the Wicked Mismagius of the West’s broom.”
“I DO NOT REQUIRE A HEART, ONLY EMOTION.”
“Here, try this.” Mesprit gave Magnemite a Magnet. It stuck to its metal body.
MAGNEMITE learned ATTRACT!
“THANK YOU, LEGENDARY MESPRIT. I HAVE FOUND MY SOUL MATE.” It left the cave with the Magnet, humming a happy tune.
-Odemon #481 Mesprit