Part of the Pokemon Obliteration story:
"After the fall of man and Pokemon trainers by the hands of MewThree, families of Pokemon started to live together in tribes and colonies, surviving on whatever the world that was destroyed has left for them. 50 years later, in the Dragon tribe, a son of a king was born. By law and tradition, the young dragon prince must survive a one on one battle with one of the most deadliest Pokemon left alive, Houndoom. By the age of puberty, the young prince faces the trail that could end his life. Brought up to feel no pain and to stare death in the face with open blue eyes, he stepped into the fire-borader ring where he is met face to face with a Houndoom. With both of their hearts in a burning rage, they lunged forward. The prince came out victorious after a one hour battle, barely with enough strength over to give out a triumphant roar."
* This is a work in progress story I'm kicking around.
artwork © 2010 Alex Cockburn
Houndoom, Charmander, Pokemon © Nintendo