Bishop was by nature a methodical young man. Though he and his pokemon had technically been on their journey for a few days now they hadn't really left the shadow of New Bark Town yet. Rather they were camped on the edge of the village. There they had worked out with their moves, exercised and poked about in the tall grass for some practice fights and new team members.
Something had been in the back of his mind all this while though. One of the assistants at the lab had said he should stop back in when he had a bit of time. Something about field research he thought. Bishop had spent a lot of time when younger bugging the folks who worked in the lab for more information on pokemon. It would only be proper if he could give something back. With that in mind he and his little crew stepped back into town and stopped by the lab.
"Hello again. You said I should stop by sometime. Is there anything I can do to help?"
Professor Elm was rustling around in his pockets for the notebook he had written in earlier that day. The details were something of a to-do list, but if one can’t find their to-do list, how are they expected to actually get anything done? With a sigh, he began searching under the desk. As he rummaged around the lab, he heard a door open. Assuming it was one of the interns, he didn’t really pay them any mind. “It has to be around here somewhere.”
When Bishop spoke, Elm almost immediately hit his head on the desk. “Oh-hi-didn’t know you were coming-I thought you might have been one of the aides.” He was a bit taken aback due to his absent mindedness. “Um, I don’t think I gave you a mission? Oh wait, you mean the Pokedex! Yes. If you stop in from time to time and give me updates on your Pokedex, I’ll pay you in items I have lying around. They aren’t much, but I figure any incentive is better than no incentive! I have confidence you’ll do swimmingly with the collection of data entries.”
Charmander & Pikachu were previously marked as owned; Wurmple is actually owned (Skitter in your Box); Azurill & Chingling were not encountered in a battle sense (I know fluff wise they were in Bishop's presence, but we go by game definition of 'seen' ;D )
*ring ring* "Hello? Ah Bishop, glad I got a hold of you! With that last batch of data you transferred you've hit the first milestone for the 'Seen' category of our reward scheme."
"I'm sending you a TM which I think will be useful to you for capturing those tricky ones as your own team grows stronger. Hope it helps!"