Cinnabar Island

Author: Unknown
Year: Unknown

From:Pokemon Research Center, Cinnabar Island
To: Pokemon Research Laboratory, Pallet Town
Subject: Updates on the currently unknown Cinnabar Coast phenomenon

After two years of observation, the phenomenon seems to be steadily increasing in activity. While this is not unusual in relation to past studies, it could mean global hysteria if our theories are correct. This is why it is of utmost importance that all information recorded, shared, and observed remain digital and non-vocal.

For the past three decades, civilians have cited unusual occurrences emanating from the eastern coasts of Cinnabar Island. These include the following: inconsistently-shaped or random apparitions, items suddenly appearing out of nowhere or disappearing, deformed landscapes, etc. At first, we took no interest in these reports and dismissed them as mere urban legends. This was, of course, until the unexplainable happened. With the maiden voyage of the S.S. Anne, confirmed reports began collecting of parts of the ship's hull strangely phasing in and out of existence, and water would gush in for short periods of time. Passengers began complaining about apparitions walking through the ship's corridors and guests temporarily disappearing from sight.

All of these reports seemed to be linked together and occur in the proximity of Route 20. Soon after, the Pokemon Research Center was set up on Cinnabar Island to disguise our activities as we collect more information on what we now call "Phenomenon 'M." It appears as though our suspicions were completely wrong. We can now dismiss the possibility of 'M perhaps being a form of unknown Pokemon. If this is true, then what the old man of Viridian City stated could be a possibility, despite his mental degression.

If his statements are true, we must retain all knowledge of this from the public. No one must know, as it would no doubt cause irreversible mass hysteria. We must erase everything we have found and die with our mouths shut. No one must know that everything there has ever been - every event, every person, and all things on this planet and in space - are nothing but a field of pixels and a wave of programming. We further request you give your final statement on Phenomenon 'M, also known to the public as "MissingNO," as simply an urban legend. We will take care of providing false evidence to disprove sightings and activities. On a further note, we will continue to observe the phenomenon on the shores of Cinnabar.

If the escalation continues, we will continue with the plan we discussed earlier involving evacuating the island and initiating nuclear meltdown in the cores beneath the volcano's mantle. It will appear as nothing more than a simple volcanic eruption and should deter any visitors from the island henceforth.

Our best wishes to Prof. Oak and his research team,
Pokemon Research Center, Cinnabar Island.