Back when I first started this entire label – back when it was under Custom Digital Stories and a logo that would never stay the same – there were two fan-created stories on the site.
An alternate timeline of the Star Wars universe where Darth Maul was never killed, and Pokémon: Shadow Boom – a story that aimed to add a third chapter to the Orre region and the Shadow Pokémon.
Both stories were confused messes – as my writing style back at the start never allowed any in-depth planning – and so the result was I was dumping everything I could into them to try and see where I could take them next.
They still continually worked, but there was plenty wrong with them. For a while, I had retired Shadow Boom, but it eventually returned and was completed.
One of the first two stories on CDSMEDIA, and the one that hasn't been added to for longest. Following the Shadow Pokémon and the revival of Team Snagem, it might seem entirely fictional.
But Orre is real in the Pokémon universe and Shadow Pokémon and Team Snagem are at the heart of it. References to Johto and Kanto are included and again - just like the anime - it follows the adventures of Ash. But why has Orre not been included in the Pokémon anime? Here I give my views.