The royalty of Friendship Castle was eating breakfast and listening to Princess Ivy
describe the elaborate party she planned to give. "...I think we should have roses... red ones, to
look classical... or maybe I should do something more unusual, like yellow... oh, I can't wait to
see all the other princesses!"
Princess Twinkle Star thought of something. "When did you say you were giving
"Saturday. Weren't you listening?"
"That's funny. Saturday evening is when I'm giving my Pokemon Party. All the
trainers will come, and wild Pokemon, and ponies who want to know more about Pokemon. It'll
be lots of fun!"
Princess Crystal looked up from her crystal ball. "Both of your parties sound nice,
but be careful. I sense trouble around both of your parties." Quiet Crystal could sometimes tell
the future with her crystal ball, and her predictions were always correct.
Princess Twinkle Star frowned. "Okay, I'll be careful; but I don't see any reason
why there should be trouble."
"I've written all of my invitations," said Ivy. "I just have to put them in the right
"Same with me," said Twinkle Star.
"I'll do you both a favor and put the invitations in the envelopes," offered Lady
"Thanks!" grinned the two princesses.
Later that day, Lady Light Heart decided to get to work on the job. As she looked
at the guest list, an idea struck her. She knew the princesses would be furious, but it was just too
good a chance to pass up. With a mischievous chuckle, she began to put the invitations into the
envelopes. In the week that followed, ponies from all around were receiving party invitations.
RSVPs were sent and ponies eagerly prepared themselves for a great time.
* * *
On the evening of the party, Princess Twinkle Star surveyed the decorations.
While Ivy had filled the fancier ballroom with roses and lights, Twinkle Star had opted for the
larger, more casual one. She put pictures of Pokemon all over the room, and a few
Jigglypuff-shaped balloons floated to and fro. There was a Pikachu pinata and favor bags in the
shape of PokeBalls. All in all, Twinkle Star was very pleased. Her Pokemon made happy noises,
In small groups, the guests began to drift in. There was Merry Treat with her
Pokemon, Clever Clover with his, a few wild Squirtles, Tabby and her three, and... Princess
Taffeta? What was she doing here?
"What kind of party is this?" demanded Taffeta. "You all aren't royalty." Twinkle
Star's Raichu hopped up on Taffeta's back. "Aaaah! What are these weird things? Is this your
idea of a joke?" A few other ponies who didn't seem to belong there started to gather around
"Hi," said Tabby.
"Oh, hi, Tabby," said Twinkle Star. "Is your Meowth having a good time?
Where's Tamara and her Persian?"
"Tarquin's busy talking to Tess," answered the unicorn. "Tamara? She got invited
to some royalty party."
Twinkle Star walked around and discovered that a few other guests were missing,
too. Taffeta was still complaining, although many of the bewildered royals had regained their
poise and begun learning about Pokemon. Some even seemed to be enjoying themselves.
* * *
In the other ballroom, Princess Ivy's party was in full swing. Ivy herself was
discussing the latest fashions with her good friend, Princess Tiffany. Princess Crystal had agreed
to tell fortunes, and many ponies lined up to have theirs read.
Suddenly, Princess Pristina screamed. "What is that thing?"
Everyone's eyes turned to a small Vulpix who was calmly eyeing the guests. A few
other ponies fled to the nearest corner, but Princess Dawn stepped forward. "It's nothing to
worry about, it's a Pokemon," she explained. "They're harmless if you don't provoke them... at
least, most of the time."
A quick search revealed a Pikachu, two Chanseys, a Charmander, another Vulpix,
and a Venusaur in the ballroom. A few guests began to screech, moan, and hide; but the braver
ones held some of the Pokemon and calmed the upset ones (Pokemon are not used to being in
rooms full of screaming royalty). "They're kind of cute," remarked Princess Primrose.
"I think I'd like one of these Chanseys," added Queen Serena. Even Princess
Pristina ventured to stroke a Pikachu, wiping her hoof on a napkin afterwards.
Princess Ivy was no genius, but she was fairly sure she knew where the creatures
had come from. She, the Pokemon, and most of the guests trooped down the hallway to the other
Princess Twinkle Star had organized an activity in which trainers took turns
sending their Pokemon to break the pinata. The royals organized a cheering section, rooting for
their favorites. It was Twinkle Star's Mew's turn when the guests from the other party streamed
The two hostesses explained the mix-up to their respective guests, promised to
send a Charizard at Lady Light Heart, and decided to combine their two parties. For the rest of
the evening, Pokemon, royalty, and other ponies participated in one of the biggest and most
unusual parties in Ponyland; and when it was over, many royals had become Pokemon
* * *
Princess Twinkle Star smiled as she went to bed that night. The party had caused
the trouble Princess Crystal had predicted, but it had also been the most fun Twinkle Star had had
in a long time.
I'll have to thank Lady Light Heart after I've boiled her in oil, was her last
thought before she fell asleep.