Art by blekarotva
Lucario and Blaziken had been friends at the daycare for a long time, and often had friendly rivalries. Both had aspirations of being the best pokemon (so as to attract the best trainer), but they couldn't imagine separating from each other. When one made a step forward, both were happy; they loved to share in their success. One day, Lucario had a bit more spring in his step as he approached Blaziken.
"Look what I got, Blaziken!"
"GASP You graduated to training pants!? How did you do that so fast? Oh my gosh, they're even the limited edition pony ones!"