"That Feebas is really ugly," says Mr Tentacool, the coolest Pokemon in the river. "She should just kill herself."
All these remarks made little ugly Feebas want to cry, and cry and cry and cry, but, alas, she could not cry, for she is but a fish Pokemon, dwelling in a river.
Every time a Pokemon Trainer would reel Feebas in, they would just throw her back into the water, unwanted, and that would make little ugly Feebas want to cry more and more, but she couldn't, no matter how many times she tried to, no tears came from her eyes.
But one day, something absolutely marvelous happened.
A trainer whose name was Piper came along the river, with her fishing rod and Pokeballs. Piper had only one Pokemon with her, Flygon.
"Oooh, that trainer has a Flygon," said Magikarp. "They're kinda rare. She must be a really powerful trainer! Maybe she'll catch me."
"Not if I bite the bait first!" said Carvanha.
"Oh, please," said Mr Tentacool. "She'll want me, because I'm so cool."
The three Pokemon began fighting, unaware that the hideous little Feebas had already bitten the bait.
Piper, sensing that a Pokemon was biting, reeled in. She didn't have to put much effort in reeling in, since Feebas didn't fight back. Once Piper had reeled Feebas out of the river, the look on her excited face turned into a confused one.
"Hello," she said. "Uhm, not to be rude or anything, but what are you? I've never seen a Pokemon like you in my life."
"I-I'm a Feebas," the little fish Pokemon answered. "Wait, aren't you horrified by my ugly face?"
"Nobody's ugly in this world, Feebas." said Piper with a smile. "Everyone can be beautiful in their own special way."
Piper nodded. "Of course!" she said happily. "Say, want to join my team?"
"You'll let me join your team?"
"That's what I'm asking, dear!"
And so, Feebas joined Piper's small team, and together, they won many battles and overcame many challenges.
But soon, everyone began to tease Feebas again, but this time, not just Pokemon made fun of her, but other trainers did, too, and not only was Feebas the victim, so was Piper.
"Is that even a Pokemon? It looks like a rotting corpse!"
"You should be ashamed of yourself for training such an ugly Pokemon!"
"As a Pokemon trainer, you have no sense of style!"
All these words made Feebas want to cry again. But she couldn't. If you forgot why, then you must be very forgetful, and if you want to find out why she can't cry, then why don't you read the part where I explain it, hmm?
"Don't mind them," Piper told Feebas. "You may not be beautiful on the outside, but you are on the inside. You're the prettiest Pokemon I've ever met."
"Do you really mean that? Or are you just saying that to make me feel better?"
"No, Feebas. I really, really mean it."
Feebas began to shine with a bright light at those words, and soon the bright light was so strong that Piper had to shield her eyes from her Pokemon. When the light had died out, she found that her small fish Pokemon was replaced with a much bigger, pretty majestic Pokemon, Milotic, the most beautiful Pokemon in the world.
The ugly little Feebas had finally evolved into a graceful Milotic.
And that, children is the end of our story.