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.
Basically, Orre, just like Unova, is a far-off region. But unlike Unova, it is a barren wasteland with vehicle travel the only way to any of its locations. This much is clear from the two games that pronounce Orre as a region. Colosseum and XD: Gale of Darkness follow five years apart from each other, but both are set in the Orre region, and both have you traveling by a bike to reach destinations.
The map itself shows that Orre is a barren wasteland with a mountain home to a massive tournament, and to the west a forest. Water around the entirety of the land [or as much of it as you can see] suggests that Orre is an island.
Enough of the geography though. Just like the Hoenn region, Orre has two conflicting bad teams. Team Snagem and Cipher Co. The history behind these two is that they had a mutual alliance for a time, but Snagem were shunted by Cipher for betraying them. Five years later, Cipher return with a vengeance. And are again defeated.
So I thought, if Cipher could come back, why not Snagem? That is part of the origin of Shadow Boom, but still it needs more. That is where I thought to bring back both protagonists and also give Ash, Brock and Misty another adventure together. However, this had to be carefully implemented. So, looking through the anime history, the easiest place to set it would be after the events of Hoenn and the entirety of the Ruby/Sapphire adventures.
So the time frame is set. And this allows for another hint to be dropped. There are more Pokémon from Hoenn in the games then Johto or Kanto. This means of course, that the main Pokémon appear from that region too. However, that is not the case, but Hoenn does play a part in the story. And a big one at that.
The Shadow Pokémon are back with a vengeance and are more powerful than ever. Taking reference from the plot of the Shadows, I made them make more sense. After all, that is part of this story. And references to the games are here as well. Miror B. and the comment about Shadow Lugia. I also explain the games in my own way.
The Gamecube Pokémon games are some of my favourites, and I wish there was a third on WiiU coming soon. So another basis of this story was to follow the story of what that third game might entail. With the power of the WiiU, what I have done so far could be implemented into a game, with both Johto and Orre, and possibly other regions too.
While the Shadows have been powered up, so have the heroes. Wes and Michael have stronger Pokémon and the Professor has even better tech. And Makan has worked hard on the Robo Pokémon project. All of these are contributing factors that I wanted to explain, but the main reason I wanted to start this story was to give a better understanding to the entire story of the Gamecube games and tell them in my own light.