The arrow flies into the heart of the Sawsbuck from the nearby ticket where Leon's father, Jak the Seeker was hunting. The man was a legend in his tribe, being able to track nearly any Pokemon to the ends of the earth if need be. He has felled many Pokemon, and is always hunting a stronger, larger prize. Hunting 'small game' like the Swasbuck was something he considered beneath him, but training his son to hunt was not. In that very thicket, his on Leon was learning from the feet of the master.
Long hours hiding in the woods, training his body to be motionless, practicing his aim, and studying the ways of the greatest hunter his tribe had ever seen was enough to drive any child mad. Not Leon though, he loved hunting almost as much as his father. The two of them were inseparable, that was until the hunts became boring for Jak. The largest game Leon was ready or willing to face were amateur kills for Jak, and thus began a rift in their relationship.
As father left son for hunting trip after hunting trip, Leon began to learn something about himself. He loved to hunt, but he loved the companionship even more. The thrill of taking a kill with someone over his shoulder made shudders go down Leon's spine. Longing for another companion, the hunts went on. Tracking a Raticate into a dark cave for a quick meal, Leon found it was infested with Zubats. They flooded out of their home, few attacking the poor boy. Eventually, they all left, including the Raticate, much to Leon's dismay. Few things were left behind, but something did catch Leon's eye. It was a blue egg with purple spots
left sitting in what seems to be a recently used nest. Collecting it, Leon took it home.
For what seemed like an eternity, Leon waited to see the Pokemon inside. As the shell cracked one fateful morning, there was a shrill cry. The egg had contained a baby Zubat, much to Leon's surprise due simply to ignorance. The tiny creature was pitiful, but Leon cared for it regardless. He was responsible for the fate of the creature whether he liked it or not. Surprisingly, it was the former rather than the latter. Zubats are excellent trackers of the night, making Pokemon easier to find, and kills to be made easier. Vinaer, as Leon calls him, is an excellent companion, but not quite yet much of a fighter.