(It is two days after the incident with Team Pulsar. Sarah, Zoren, and Lucy are waiting in front of the Pokémon Center. Sam and Yancy walk up to them, while holding hands.)
Lucy: There you are. We've been waiting for you for a little while now.
Yancy: Sorry, we got a bit lost on the way here.
Sam: What was it that you wanted to show us?
Sarah: We got a Xtransceiver message from Alice.
(Sarah plays the message.)
Alice: ... Hey guys... I've been doing some research... and I found something interesting... You may want to come here and see what I've found... I'll likely be at my brother, Stephen's house, next to the library... I hope to see you there...
(The message ends.)
Sam: Well, we really don't have anything else to do, so lets go visit Alice.
Zoren: Sounds good.
Lucy: I agree, it sounds like a good idea.
Sarah: Me too.
Sam: Yancy, do you want to come with us?
Yancy: Sure, I'll tag along.
(The group begins walking to Canalave City. After a while, they eventually arrive at Alice's brother's house. Sam walks up to the door and knocks on it. The door begins to open as he knocks on it. Inside the house, there are three people, Alice and two other people. Each of them are holding a gun in each hand (except for Alice, who is holding crossbows) and pointing them at each other.)
Person: I didn't do it!
Alice: Okay, let's just all calm down.
Stephen: Now, on the count of three we'll all put down our guns.
Alice: I have crossbows.
Stephen: Ok, we'll all put down our weaponry on the count of three. Ready?
Stephen: One! Two! ... Oh, hey there.
(Stephen notices the group watching them from outside.)
Stephen: Oh, you must be Alice's friends. Come on in.
(Stephen, Alice, and Person all walk over to a nearby table and set their guns and crossbows on the table.)
Stephen: Oh, don't worry, they're just props. We were reenacting a scene from a TV show. Oh, and I'll see you later Person, bye.
(Person walks out of the house. The group walks into the house.)
Lucy: Okay, that kinda makes sense.
Alice: ... This is my brother, Stephen. He is the head librarian of the Canalave Library.... Stephen, these are Sam, Sarah, Zoren, Lucy, and... Who are you?
Yancy: I'm Yancy, Sam's friend.
Stephen: Nice to meet you all.
Sarah: So, what was it you wanted to show us?
(Alice walks over to a table and picks up a book. She then walks back over to the group.)
Alice: ... This is a book that I found during my research... It talks about an alternate form of evolution...
Stephen: As you know, pokémon only evolve for a short period of time after they come in contact with an Evo Stone, which are currently quite limited. However this form of evolution is quite different.
Alice: ... Through this form of evolution, the bonds between two pokémon and each of their trainers allows the pokémon to evolve, while gaining some of each others' abilities.
Stephen: However the book is faded in some parts, so we were wondering, since you are trainers, if you have ever encountered anything like it?
Lucy: Wait... Now that I think about it, that time when Sam's Cyndaquil evolved he didn't look like a normal Quilava.
Stephen: That may be it. Sam, would you be able to show me the evolution?
Sam: I guess I could try. I don't know why it happened, as it hasn't ever happened before to Cyndaquil. But in happened in a battle, so I guess it could only done in battle.
Stephen: Well, then lets battle. Go Ralts!
Sam: Go Cyndaquil!
(The two pokémon begin battling. However, after a few minutes of battling Cyndaquil still does not evolve.)
Stephen: Hmmm... No luck so far...
(Sam, being bored, looks over at Yancy for a moment. Then, suddenly Cyndaquil begins to evolve into Quilava.)
Stephen: There it is!
(Sam and Stephen end the battle, and Quilava returns to being Cyndaquil.)
Sam: It took a while, but it eventually happened.
Stephen: Hmmm... I wonder what caused it... Did you see anything Alice?
Alice: ... Let me check...
(Alice closes her eyes, and holds them closed for a few seconds. She then opens her eyes.)
Aline: ... There it is...
Stephen: What was it?
Alice: ... Right before it happened... Sam glanced over at Yancy...
Stephen: Hmmm... Yancy, what is your partner pokémon?
Yancy: My partner pokémon is Tynamo.
Stephen: That makes sense... Quilava had a pattern down its sides much like the pattern on a Tynamo...
Alice: ... And you two are dating... So the evolution is likely caused by the bonds between two people, and it allows their pokémon to evolve and take on each others' abilities.
Yancy: How did you know?...
Stephen: That makes sense. Well, thanks for the help. But we should probably get back to researching.
Alice: ... I agree.
Stephen: Why don't you guys walk around town. Our research is going to take a while.
Lucy: Ok, sounds good.
(Sam, Sarah, Zoren, Lucy, and Yancy walk out of the house. They start to walk around Canalave town.)
Lucy: So where should we go?
Sarah: I think the canal museum looked interesting.
Zoren: I agree.
Yancy: There was a cafe back there that looked interesting.
Sam: I agree, it did look interesting.
Lucy: Well, lets split up. Me, Zoren, and Sarah will go to the canal museum, and Sam and Yancy will go to the cafe.
Zoren: Sounds good.
Sam: No Zoren, that sounds like a great idea.
(The group splits up, and Sarah, Zoren, and Lucy head to the canal museum, while Sam and Yancy go to the cafe.)