The Quest for the Past, also known as Zaylin's Quest for the Past, is a Pokemon Fanfiction. It stars young Zaylin Declan who no only starts her Pokémon Journey but to also find out who she is and where she is from. Joining her on her journey is Jordan Anderson, a new Trainer originally from Unova region trying to find out what he wants to do with his life.


Arc 1: Kanto

Found on the beach of Cinnabar Island, young Zaylin has no knowledge of herself or her past, only knowing her name, and having a locket and a shiny Shinx and a Gible with her. With nothing more, Belle Declan, the lady who found her and took her in, suggests she goes on a journey hoping that it can help her. With no leads to her past, Zaylin accepts and goes off on her journey.

Arc 2: Orange League

With the end of the Kanto League, Zaylin hopes to take time to try to figure out herself but doesn't happen. Her rival, Carmine Cartwright refuses to give in especially after her loss to Zaylin in the Quarter-Finals. Carmine challenges Zaylin for the Orange League, even though it's one-on-one with the final leader, Drake. Will Zaylin accept the challenge?

Arc 3: Johto

With Kanto over, Zaylin learns about the Johto region from Jordan's father. Deciding to continue with her journey, Zaylin and Jordan head over to Johto so she can partake in the Johto League. Once again, she meets new friends and rivals.

Arc 4: Hoenn

With the end of the Johto region, Zaylin and Jordan head back to Cinnabar Island. But, once again, halfway home they learn of a new region: Hoenn. Heading over to Hoenn, Zaylin once again starts collecting Gym Badges to enter the Hoenn League. This time they are joined by rookie coordinator Ginevra Ferrari as they meet new friends and rivals.

Arc 5: Kanto Battle Frontier

After their journey in Hoenn, and saying goodbye to friend Ginvera, Jordan and Zaylin head back to the Kanto region. While stopped in Viridian City, Zaylin meets a man named Scott and learns of the Kanto Battle Frontier. Interested, Zaylin decides to do it. She and Jordan later learn that Ginny was planning on coming to Kanto for the Pokemon Contests, making the trio travel together once again.

Arc 6: Sinnoh

Arc 7: Unova

Arc 8: Kalos

Arc 9: Alola

With most of her memories recovered, Zaylin heads to the Alola region, where she was originally going to be heading. Joining her again is none other than Jordan. Arriving at the Alola region, Zaylin hoped it would be like all other regions, but she gets a shock when legendary Pokemon Tapu Koko takes an interest in her.


Arc 1: Kanto

Arc 3: Johto

Arc 4: Hoenn

Arc 6: Sinnoh

League Times

Also added in are times for how long the Pokemon League will be.

  • Start: 1 May
  • End: 30 June (following Year; Last day to get a Gym Badge)
  • Check-In: 1 July to 6 July
  • Arriving at Location: 5 September
  • Conference Start: 10 September
  • Conference End: Depends

The league will not start up against until May of the next year, which gives trainers the end of the Conference to March to do whatever they please. Festivals are brought to help celebrate the end of a League and to celebrate some holidays between then and the next League. 


  • The Quest for the Past will combine aspects from the Anime and also the Games.
  • Regions will take between 14 to 15 months to complete.