|“||I knew it from the beginning. Kage, Celeste, Myst, … none of them came off as 'bad' people to me. They fought with everything they had, but … I could tell it was for something that they believed in. Well, that's why we're fighting as well. I'd sooner die than let you continue to harm innocent bystanders so that you can make some kind of statement. It's not going to happen — not as long as I have blood left to spill.||„|
|~ Antoshi to Ken, A Blond Ray of Sunshine, Part 5: Frozen Summer|
Antoshi is the main protagonist of A Blond Ray of Sunshine — a Pokémon fan fiction series that takes place in a future timeline, almost one hundred years after the events of Pokémon Red and Blue. Making his debut in Part 1: A Blond Ray of Sunshine, he is portrayed as a kind, bright and outgoing 13-year-old boy on a journey as a Pokémon Trainer through the region of Kanto. With his best friend and only Pokémon, Fireball the Typhlosion, he collects all eight Gym Badges and competes in the Indigo Plateau.
Displaying passive supernatural abilities through his journey (such as the ability to understand his Pokémon's speech), he is shown to be an intelligent and capable leader. Though usually level-headed and even-tempered, he does show fear for his mysterious powers, which are initially out of his control. He also shows a much more vulnerable side when Fireball is kidnapped by Team Rocket. Unable to do anything but wait while the police search for Fireball, Antoshi goes through varying stages of grief — the most powerful of which allows him to unlock his pent-up superhuman energy. With his powers, he is able to single-handedly stop the two Team Rocket members that kidnapped Fireball and rescues his friend.
After a loss in the first round of the Indigo League tournament, Antoshi and Fireball decide to travel to Johto on a new badge-collecting journey. There, Antoshi meets his twin brother, Latoshi. While they get along well at first, Antoshi confronts him after believing Latoshi to be the culprit behind the recent destruction of a Johto town. Ultimately, the two engage in a superpowered brawl. From this fight, Antoshi's power and penchant for fighting is further explored. He begins to understand that, with his powers, his life is destined for greater deeds far beyond that of an ordinary Pokémon Trainer.
A Blond Ray of Sunshine (2017)
Antoshi's first appearance portrays him as a kind, bright, and outgoing 12-year-old boy on a journey as a Pokémon Trainer through the region of Kanto, almost one hundred years after the events of Pokémon Red and Blue. With his best friend and only Pokémon, Fireball the Typhlosion, he seeks to collect all eight Gym Badges and reach the Indigo Plateau.
He is a quick learner; a level-headed strategist, well-read in various subjects concerning Pokémon and world history. His knowledge, and over a year of experience as a Trainer, make him confident when it comes to Pokémon battles. He does not want for attention, is shy around girls, and typically dresses in modest clothing sent to him by his mother. While friendly, has few friends aside from Fireball.
After taking a boat from Fuchsia City to Cinnabar Island, Antoshi and Fireball obtain their seventh badge at the Cinnabar Gym. Before they can obtain their eighth and final badge, Fireball is lured away and kidnapped by Team Rocket members Matt and Jalyn. The resulting emotional distress of having his best friend stolen from him causes Antoshi's latent abilities to unlock. His powers allow him to chase down and capture the fleeing Team Rocket duo, rescuing his friend. They move on to the Viridian Gym and obtain their final badge.
Along the way, however, Antoshi experiences strange nightmares in which he witnesses a faraway event. The event ultimately occurs in real life, resulting in the destruction of a small town in the Johto region.
Sibling Rivalry (2018)
After competing in the Indigo League's semiannual tournament, Antoshi and Fireball are defeated in the first round of the bracket. They return home to Saffron City to take several months off. After Antoshi's thirteenth birthday, the duo embark on a new badge-collecting journey in Johto. They travel to Goldenrod City, led partially by Antoshi's curiosity of his link to the recently destroyed Johto town. In Johto, Antoshi develops a sixth sense that draws him into a chance meeting with his apparent twin, Latoshi.
The two boys are shocked to find that they appear physically identical — save for the colors of their hair. They get along for a brief time before Antoshi, with great suspicion about Latoshi's identity, presses him with questions regarding the destruction of the Johto town. Irritated, Latoshi lures Antoshi and Fireball into the Ilex Forest, where he reveals his plans for his ideal utopian world — by murdering everyone Latoshi deems to be evil. He invites Antoshi to join him. Antoshi is shocked by Latoshi's willingness to kill, and vehemently declines. A clash between the two young men with superpowers ensues.
Latoshi, who wields superior control over his own powers, emerges soundly victorious. He leaves Antoshi bloodied, brutally beaten, and nearly unconscious. Fireball is also left unconscious and badly injured. Lazarus insists that Latoshi kill Antoshi. Before he can finish Antoshi off, however, he has a last-second change of heart. Latoshi leaves Antoshi unconscious in the woods.
Antoshi briefly awakens to a vision of a young woman who also appears to be able to use the same kind of Ki energy he and Latoshi wield. After fully awakening some time later, Antoshi leads Fireball out of the woods. Thoroughly infuriated over Latoshi's threats to harm his friends and family, he becomes embroiled with the thought of revenge against his apparent twin.
Antoshi and Fireball stay in a hotel room in Goldenrod for the time being. Following their fight, Antoshi is both enraged and haunted by it. He is unable to sleep, consumed by his memories and a thirst for revenge. He is cold and distant to Fireball for a time. He decides to head into the woods to begin training himself. Fireball, acting as his sparring partner, manages to calm his friend down for a time.
Antoshi decides to visit a library to learn more about martial arts and self-defense. The next morning, they hear a news report of a mass killing at a Goldenrod prison. Antoshi immediately connects it to Latoshi, and sets out to continue training harder than before. He soon senses someone's Ki, following it to its source, believing it to be Latoshi. It turns out to be the person who healed his injuries — a young woman named Serenity. Serenity chats with him, answering many of the questions on his mind. She also informs him that Latoshi is not the evil person Antoshi believes he is. Latoshi is being controlled by a spirit parasite named Lazarus. Serenity asks Antoshi to promise to help Latoshi instead of trying to kill him. Antoshi agrees.
Eventually, Antoshi finds Latoshi. He tries once again to get Latoshi to stop his crusade, but Latoshi goads him into another fight. Due to his near-constant training, Antoshi gains a strong upper hand in their fight for some time. Lazarus eventually steps in, taking over control of Latoshi's body, to turn the tables. Antoshi outlasts Lazarus' time-limited control, violently beating down Latoshi as the sable-haired boy regains consciousness. Lazarus' manages to infect part of Antoshi's spirit, speaking to him, mesmerizing him. His aura becomes corrupted, just like Latoshi's, and prepares to finish off Latoshi for good.
Antoshi hears Fireball plead for him to stop, breaking the parasite's control, letting Latoshi go. The two boys share a moment of somber peace, before Lazarus forces Latoshi to flee. Serenity informs Antoshi not to follow, and that ridding Lazarus' spirit is something that Latoshi must do on his own. Dejected, Antoshi walks away. Fireball quietly follows him, back to their hotel. As they depart, however, a mysterious, trench coat-clad stranger follows them.
Family Reunion (2019)
Still regretting losing control of himself, Antoshi and Fireball finally leave the hotel. As they prepare to leave Goldenrod and attempt to restart their Johto journey, the boy realizes they are being stalked by a figure clad in a trench coat. He and Fireball lead the stalker down and alley, confront the person, wanting to know why they're being followed. The stalker finds a source of water and, to their disbelief, turns their entire body to water and escapes down a storm drain.
On Route 35, the duo follow a sign into the woods, lured by the offer of free food and shelter. Finding a cabin, they are greeted by the owner, a young girl with long blue hair named 'Mimi'. She is friendly and cordial, allowing them to stay as long as they want. However, Antoshi soon discovers Mimi, unaware of his presence, turning her hands and arms to water. He confronts her, correctly deducing that she is their stalker. She reveals to the duo that she is Antoshi's sister, and that her name is actually Mitoshi. Overwhelmed, he runs outside. Fireball sits with him, managing to comfort and cheer him up. Antoshi returns to the cabin, apologizes, and talks to Mitoshi.
Mitoshi explains that, before she was born, her parents were forced to give their two twin boys up for adoption due to financial struggles. Their names were Antoshi and Latoshi. After learning about her brothers, she eagerly set out to find them, which is when she came across them during their second fight on the beach. Though shocked that he was adopted, Antoshi comes to terms with it, accepts her as his sister, and agrees to stay with her for a while longer.
Latoshi, meanwhile, waits until Antoshi is gone and decides to kidnap Mitoshi. He leaves a note, telling Antoshi to follow him to Mt. Mortar. Once the blond boy returns, he does so, taking Fireball with him. Antoshi explains Mitoshi is their sister, but Latoshi believes it's a bluff and attempts to execute her. She is saved, faster than any of them realize, by Serenity. Infuriated, Latoshi attempts to fight Serenity, but is effortlessly defeated by her. After Antoshi declines to fight him again, Mitoshi steps up and fights in his stead despite having no fighting experience. She, too, defeats Latoshi, highlighting just how enfeebled he has become under Lazarus' 'tutelage.' The showdown is interrupted when a mysterious young man named Collin arrives, hovering over their heads. He reveals himself to be Serenity's brother, and the former host for Lazarus. Collin explains to Latoshi that he's wasting his time keeping Lazarus around, and that the parasite is only out for itself. Collin takes his leave, as does a confused and enraged Latoshi, and then the rest go their own way.
Days later, back in the cabin, Latoshi appears before the group after having cast away Lazarus' spirit. They eagerly accept him, allowing him to stay in his own bedroom in the cabin. Latoshi sleeps for the better part of a few days, before startling the others with the revelation that he finally regained all of his memories. He finally knows he killed not only all of Fern Town, but also his adoptive parents. The next day, the three siblings and Fireball visit the remnants of Fern Town, which had been turned into a memorial park. Latoshi goes alone, finding his parents graves, deciding to speak to them. Having found closure, Latoshi rejoins the group, prompting Antoshi to seek closure of his own. He and Fireball return to Saffron City, explaining to his parents that he discovered he'd been adopted by them. They admit that they had been waiting to tell him after he was older, and had lived his life as Pokémon Trainer. Antoshi accepts their reasoning, admitting to them that he wants to put his Pokémon journey on hold to spend time with his siblings, and shares and embrace with his parents.
Once the duo return to the cabin, Latoshi suggests that there's one set of parents left to speak to: Mitoshi's. They set out for Mitoshi's home in the suburbs outside Olivine City, where a neighbor informs them that her parents were in an automobile accident. Terrified, the siblings accept a ride from the neighbor, who takes them to the hospital. To the girl's relief, her mother is fine, and her father only received an injury to his leg. She introduces her brothers to them, much to the overwhelming shock and joy of her parents. The group sit down and allow their mother to explain the full circumstances behind their adoption. Antoshi and Latoshi share their stories as well, and all sides are relieved to finally be able to meet each other after thirteen years spent apart. The siblings eventually take their leave, and head back to the cabin.
Some time later, while the group are enjoying breakfast together, Antoshi notices a mysterious figure fly over their house, leaving behind what appear to be snowflakes.
Frozen Summer (2019)
As the group begin to learn to live together, a mysterious blizzard forms out of nowhere. The clouds consume most of the forest where their cabin is located, surrounding routes, as well as Goldenrod City. It continues to expand with no sign of slowing down. Antoshi, meanwhile, is forced to play peacekeeper between his two siblings as Latoshi and Mitoshi squabble with each other. An enraged Latoshi storms out of house to cool off, but soon rushes back home after finding a couple of nearly frozen Pichus that were passed out in the snow. Latoshi opts to stay with the two Electric-type Pokémon until they begin to show signs of recovery.
Having formed a strong enough bond with the Pichus, Latoshi and his siblings are able to communicate with them. The Pichus introduce themselves as Poka, a male, and Chika, a female. The pair explain that they believe the culprits of the blizzard to be a group of 'people who look like Pokémon' whom they encountered somewhere in the nearby forest. The sibling trio opt to head out together in the hopes of stopping the source of the blizzard, which has threatened the lives of those living in Goldenrod City while beginning to spread toward Ecruteak City as well.
Finding an oddly calm oasis of green within the forest, the siblings soon come across the first of the group responsible for the blizzard. A young man who possessed the black fur, golden rings, ears and tail of an Umbreon, calling himself 'Kage'. He feigns ignorance about the blizzard at first, but quickly tricks the siblings into falling under a hypnotic power. The three siblings endure realistic visions that torture them, with Antoshi believing that his siblings had been killed before him. While grieving their mysterious deaths, the trio help one another unlock the ability to communicate telepathically. With their new power, they deduce that they've been hypnotized somehow and work to fight to regain consciousness. Upon doing so, Kage uses another ability to create a shroud of darkness around them and render himself invisible. He strikes Antoshi, who soaks up the Umbreon-like young man's attacks without defending himself. After reading Kage's movements, Antoshi grabs him and renders him unconscious with a single strike to the neck.
Their next obstacle came in the form of a young woman, who also had the appearance of an Umbreon. She introduced herself as Celeste, and quickly found herself embroiled in a war of words with Latoshi, who was fired up and looking to strike back against the group that carelessly harmed Poka and Chika. The ensuing brawl between them was long and vicious, continuing to trade barbs as well as heavy blows. Antoshi is upset by the fact that Latoshi is letting his anger over what happened to the Pichus spur him into fighting. However, Antoshi is forced to watch from the sidelines after Latoshi warns him not to intervene. Latoshi eventually triumphs, leaving Celeste knocked out, but not without multiple serious injuries, including a broken arm.
They move on through a cloud of mist, into an area of the forest where a large, spiraling vortex is feeding its power into the clouds above. Antoshi deduces that the group's leader is within that vortex, and a young woman confirms his suspicion. She reveals herself as Myst, possessing the appearance of a Raichu. Antoshi attempts to reason with her, though like her friends she does not budge. Mitoshi opts to take her on, wanting to prove her worth as a fighter after weeks of training with her brothers. Antoshi soon realizes that Myst takes a similar, tactical approach to fighting as he does, and she quickly and easily gains the upper hand over the younger, inexperienced Mitoshi. However, Mitoshi is able to turn the tide of battle using her water form, rushing headlong into the stirring clouds above before raining down Ki-enhanced hailstones upon Myst and rendering her unconscious.
With everyone else out of the way, the sibling trio use their power in tandem to cause an explosion that rips apart the icy vortex. Where it stood was a young man who looked more human than his friends, though with the wings, tail, and feathery crest of an Articuno. When he awakes from his meditation, he is enraged at the trio. Once again unable to talk the group's leader into a peaceful resolution, Antoshi has no choice but to fight him. The blond-haired boy's speed overwhelms Ken as they fight midair, taking an early and decisive upper hand. Ken, like all of his friends, is enhanced with the power of the Pokémon he shared his appearance with. He uses his power over ice to freeze Antoshi solid, but he manages to break out of it. Antoshi creates a massive orb of Ki around Ken, trapping him in a maneuver he calls 'Red Giant', scorching Ken with his flaming energy before exploding violently. Seemingly victorious, Latoshi and Mitoshi come over to congratulate him.
Ken, feigning defeat, launches a large barrage of giant ice spikes at Antoshi. His siblings help him to fight them off, causing one to get deflected back and lodged into Ken's chest, mortally wounding him. Antoshi, wanting to prove that they were never enemies in the first place, uses an ability to heal using his Ki which he'd been learning from Serenity. Ken's gruesome injury is healed completely, leaving Antoshi sapped of energy. Ken and his friends finally relent, bringing the blizzard to a long-awaited end. Their group, now known as The Clique, is revealed to be old school friends of Serenity's, back when they used to look like ordinary humans. Ken leaves their story a mystery, and the two sides part on good terms.
The surrounding areas thaw out over the next several days, and life returns to normal for everyone. Antoshi helps his brother to become a fully fledged Pokémon Trainer when Latoshi asks the Pichus if they want to stay with him. They agree, and Latoshi 'catches' them in individual Poké Balls. During the night, however, a poster breezes by the sibling's cabin, advertising an upcoming carnival and its main attraction: the circus.
Powers and Stats
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Telepathic Communication (is able to understand what his Pokémon says), can also communicate in a more literal telepathy with his siblings, Flight, Energy Manipulation, Precognitive Dreaming (saw a vision of a faraway event while asleep), Ki Manipulation, Aura, Energy Projection, His strength can increase depending on his emotions, Has a natural talent for fighting, Enhanced Senses, Ki Sensing, Afterimage Creation, Rage Power, Reactive Power Level, Healing
Stamina: Is able to match Ken in an extended battle without resting much at all. In the same battle, after being completely frozen in ice, he still has the strength to continue fighting even harder and only becomes drained when using his power to heal Ken's grievous wounds.
Range: Standard melee range. At least several hundred meters with Ki blasts and attacks.
Standard Equipment: None
Intelligence: He is a quick learner, a level-headed strategist, well-read in various subjects concerning Pokémon and world history. He also turns to library books to help him learn about martial arts and self-defense. He is a competent enough Trainer to collect eight Kanto League badges and compete in the Indigo League using just one Pokemon. Adapts and learns quickly to fighting using Ki energy and attacks in his first fight with Latoshi.
Weaknesses: Can be outclassed by other fighters and Ki users with better training, experience, and stamina.
- Ki Blast: A basic energy wave attack.
- Red Giant: Antoshi dashes around his opponent with blinding speed, leaving a trail of his Ki behind that eventually becomes a sphere of energy to trap the opponent inside. Antoshi is then able to pour his Ki into the sphere, scorching his enemy for some time before the attack explodes violently.
- Antoshi answers quiz questions
- Antoshi earns his final badge
- Antoshi unlocks his powers
- Antoshi talks about his ability to speak to his Pokémon
- Sibling trio's telepathic ability
- Antoshi gains flight
- Antoshi displays energy manipulation
- Antoshi seeing events in his sleep
- Antoshi's aura defends him
- Antoshi's energy projection
- Antoshi's statistics amplification
- Antoshi's martial arts prowess
- Antoshi's enhanced senses (while blinded)
- Antoshi senses Latoshi's Ki
- Antoshi's afterimage feat
- Antoshi's speed increases while fighting Latoshi
- Antoshi's healing ability
- Reach and extent of Ken's blizzard
- Antoshi's speed feat (Frozen Summer)
- Antoshi lifts a car
- Antoshi's striking strength (Frozen Summer)
- Antoshi's durability (Frozen Summer)
- Antoshi's intelligence
- Antoshi quickly learns how to fight Latoshi