History FanonPokedex / Omanyte

30th Apr '18 12:51:54 PM Malady
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Anyone who can finish the mountain of legal documents and husbandry evaluations to be granted an Omanyte as a companion is in for five to fifteen years of joy, smiles, and massive headaches as, like all cephalopods, they’re villainously intelligent and enjoy playing games with their owners. “Games, ” however, are an altogether different concept to these ancient tentacle-faced creatures, as they display an altogether [[CthulhuMythos different]] and alien form of intelligence to what most are used to. Often times, they will play dead or attempt to hide within their tanks, pranking their owners with strong jets of seawater or ammonia-smelling ink.

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Anyone who can finish the mountain of legal documents and husbandry evaluations to be granted an Omanyte as a companion is in for five to fifteen years of joy, smiles, and massive headaches as, like all cephalopods, they’re villainously intelligent and enjoy playing games with their owners. “Games, ” however, are an altogether different concept to these ancient tentacle-faced creatures, as they display an altogether [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos different]] and alien form of intelligence to what most are used to. Often times, they will play dead or attempt to hide within their tanks, pranking their owners with strong jets of seawater or ammonia-smelling ink.
3rd Jan '17 9:41:15 PM SilentStranger
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NOTE: Though uncomfirmed, rumors persists about a small colony of surviving wild Omanyte and Omastar somewhere in Johto. The colony supposedly migrated to a nearby biosphere project after their original habitat was disturbed by illegal water bottling, and returned once said operation was shut down. Both sites have allegedly been placed under strict secrecy to prevent the colony from being discovered. As of yet, no official evidence have been presented.



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22nd Jan '15 11:52:11 PM rmctagg09
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13th Jun '14 1:18:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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13th Jun '14 1:18:01 AM SeptimusHeap
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The common theory to the Omanyte/Omastar extinction is that the creatures’ shells became too heavy to move or hunt effectively. Obviously, this is grossly oversimplified – what sort of evolutionary tactic is developing a massive and heavy shell for the hell of it? This line of thinking is the same that presents other extinct creatures as slow, stupid and inferior compared to the ‘more evolved’ creatures of today, [[SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying a fallacy prevalent in popular culture.]]

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The common theory to the Omanyte/Omastar extinction is that the creatures’ shells became too heavy to move or hunt effectively. Obviously, this is grossly oversimplified – what sort of evolutionary tactic is developing a massive and heavy shell for the hell of it? This line of thinking is the same that presents other extinct creatures as slow, stupid and inferior compared to the ‘more evolved’ creatures of today, [[SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology a fallacy prevalent in popular culture.]]
6th Aug '11 9:21:25 AM rmctagg09
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The common theory to the Omanyte/Omastar extinction is that the creatures’ shells became too heavy to move or hunt effectively. Obviously, this is grossly oversimplified – what sort of evolutionary tactic is developing a massive and heavy shell for the hell of it? This line of thinking is the same that presents other extinct creatures as slow, stupid and inferior compared to the ‘more evolved’ creatures of today, [[SomewhereAPalaeontolgistIsCrying a fallacy prevalent in popular culture.]]

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The common theory to the Omanyte/Omastar extinction is that the creatures’ shells became too heavy to move or hunt effectively. Obviously, this is grossly oversimplified – what sort of evolutionary tactic is developing a massive and heavy shell for the hell of it? This line of thinking is the same that presents other extinct creatures as slow, stupid and inferior compared to the ‘more evolved’ creatures of today, [[SomewhereAPalaeontolgistIsCrying [[SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying a fallacy prevalent in popular culture.]]
6th Aug '11 9:20:12 AM rmctagg09
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The really clever development is that owing to the exceptional durability of the shells, these chambers can be used as buoyancy chambers to allow Omanyte and Omastar to operate like living submersibles, changing their buoyancy as they see fit. The creatures can pressurize their shells with exceptional force, held in check by a series of bony siphuncles to regulate it. This allows them to squirt jets of water or ink through their siphons with extreme force, even under water, a ‘special attack’ power unmatched by most marine Pokemon to this day. With some training, these intelligent Pokemon have been noted to use even ice-based attacks by controlling chambers of differing pressure to draw heat out of their stored water supply.

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The really clever development is that owing to the exceptional durability [[MadeOfIron durability]] of the shells, these chambers can be used as buoyancy chambers to allow Omanyte and Omastar to operate like living submersibles, changing their buoyancy as they see fit. The creatures can pressurize their shells with exceptional force, held in check by a series of bony siphuncles to regulate it. This allows them to squirt jets of water or ink through their siphons with extreme force, even under water, a ‘special attack’ power unmatched by most marine Pokemon to this day. With some training, these intelligent Pokemon have been noted to use even ice-based attacks by controlling chambers of differing pressure to draw heat out of their stored water supply.



The common theory to the Omanyte/Omastar extinction is that the creatures’ shells became too heavy to move or hunt effectively. Obviously, this is grossly oversimplified – what sort of evolutionary tact is developing a massive and heavy shell for the hell of it? This line of thinking is the same that presents other extinct creatures as slow, stupid and inferior compared to the ‘more evolved’ creatures of today, a fallacy prevalent in popular culture.

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The common theory to the Omanyte/Omastar extinction is that the creatures’ shells became too heavy to move or hunt effectively. Obviously, this is grossly oversimplified – what sort of evolutionary tact tactic is developing a massive and heavy shell for the hell of it? This line of thinking is the same that presents other extinct creatures as slow, stupid and inferior compared to the ‘more evolved’ creatures of today, [[SomewhereAPalaeontolgistIsCrying a fallacy prevalent in popular culture.
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Like millions of other extinct species over our world’s history, then, the erasure of Omanyte and Omastar was due to extraordinarily bad luck – that is to say, the great Marine Cooling Event of 250m BCE. As global temperatures fell, so did sea levels, shifting currents and tradewinds. The Marine Cooling Event was responsible for some 76% of invertebrate extinction while spurring the development of larger animals to conserve heat and facilitate migration. The Lapras line began to flourish after this event in particular, many of its rivals having been eliminated. The cold blooded creatures of the time, accustomed to warm temperatures, fared poorly as average temperatures fell within the span of a few centuries. More robust ones, such as large ancient fish, could follow the food towards the equator, but less migratory animals were left stranded as their food supplies dried up. Ironically, the Kabuto line, long having been prey for the craftier Omastar, were better able to cope with the changes due to their greater mobility, following the prey equatorially while their former predators often starved.

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Like millions of other extinct species over our world’s history, then, the erasure of Omanyte and Omastar was due to extraordinarily bad luck – that is to say, the great Marine Cooling Event of 250m BCE. As global temperatures fell, so did sea levels, shifting currents and tradewinds. The Marine Cooling Event was responsible for some 76% of invertebrate extinction while spurring the development of larger animals to conserve heat and facilitate migration. The Lapras [[{{FanonPokedex/Lapras}} Lapras]] line began to flourish after this event in particular, many of its rivals having been eliminated. The cold blooded creatures of the time, accustomed to warm temperatures, fared poorly as average temperatures fell within the span of a few centuries. More robust ones, such as large ancient fish, could follow the food towards the equator, but less migratory animals were left stranded as their food supplies dried up. Ironically, the Kabuto line, long having been prey for the craftier Omastar, were better able to cope with the changes due to their greater mobility, following the prey equatorially while their former predators often starved.



Anyone who can finish the mountain of legal documents and husbandry evaluations to be granted an Omanyte as a companion is in for five to fifteen years of joy, smiles, and massive headaches as, like all cephalopods, they’re villainously intelligent and enjoy playing games with their owners. “Games, ” however, are an altogether different concept to these ancient tentacle-faced creatures, as they display an altogether different and alien form of intelligence to what most are used to. Often times, they will play dead or attempt to hide within their tanks, pranking their owners with strong jets of seawater or ammonia-smelling ink.

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Anyone who can finish the mountain of legal documents and husbandry evaluations to be granted an Omanyte as a companion is in for five to fifteen years of joy, smiles, and massive headaches as, like all cephalopods, they’re villainously intelligent and enjoy playing games with their owners. “Games, ” however, are an altogether different concept to these ancient tentacle-faced creatures, as they display an altogether different [[CthulhuMythos different]] and alien form of intelligence to what most are used to. Often times, they will play dead or attempt to hide within their tanks, pranking their owners with strong jets of seawater or ammonia-smelling ink.



Should they be irritated further, they will come back out of their shells – quite quickly, in fact – in a blur of dozens of tentacles. While their suction cups are smaller and less well developed than, say, Octillery or Cradily, they have considerably more of them and can leave painful welts. As the panicked cephalopod is now doubtlessly dangling from your face and can weigh quite a lot (especially heavier Omanyte; it’s unlikely one could even lift an unwilling Omastar), the resulting FaceFault can injure both the animal and especially your face – their beaks are designed to crack shellfish, mind you.

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Should they be irritated further, they will come back out of their shells – quite quickly, in fact – in a blur of dozens of tentacles. While their suction cups are smaller and less well developed than, say, Octillery or Cradily, they have considerably more of them and can leave painful welts. As the panicked cephalopod is now doubtlessly [[PersonalSpaceInvader dangling from your face face]] and can weigh quite a lot (especially heavier Omanyte; it’s unlikely one could even lift an unwilling Omastar), the resulting FaceFault can injure both the animal and especially your face – their beaks are designed to crack shellfish, mind you.



Perhaps the most difficult aspect to training these creatures – a trait shared with most fossil Pokemon – is that they lack a concept of ‘holding back’ in battles like modern Pokemon do. They hail from a time before humanity, where the ultimate apex predators were perhaps more savage than today’s. This means that unless trained heavily, they fight for survival, not for sport. This can lead to them unexpectedly savaging a foe they believe to be incompetently predating them. The same extends to other Water-types; expect your Omastar to try to make a meal of anything vaguely similar in size or smaller; not even [[{{FanonPokedex/Krabby}} Kingler]] or Crawdaunt is safe if caught by surprise, and they may react with panic and perhaps a Spike Cannon to being faced with larger Water types like Gyarados.

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Perhaps the most difficult aspect to training these creatures – a trait shared with most fossil Pokemon – is that they lack a concept of ‘holding back’ in battles like modern Pokemon do. They hail from a time before humanity, where the ultimate apex predators were perhaps more savage than today’s. This means that unless trained heavily, they fight for survival, not for sport. This can lead to them unexpectedly [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown savaging a foe foe]] they believe to be incompetently predating them. The same extends to other Water-types; expect your Omastar to try to make a meal of anything vaguely similar in size or smaller; not even [[{{FanonPokedex/Krabby}} Kingler]] or Crawdaunt is safe if caught by surprise, and they may react with panic and perhaps a Spike Cannon to being faced with larger Water types like Gyarados.
2nd Jul '11 4:16:18 PM rmctagg09
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22nd Jun '11 3:09:28 PM SilentReverence
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o Omanyte is a pelagic cephalopod adapted to survival at all levels of the water column. Relatively lightweight and compact, Omanyte shells tend to measure roughly a foot in diameter while the creature itself weighs between eight and a dozen pounds. Measured weight tends to be slightly higher in the modern day due to a unique quirk of the reanimation process (explained below), as well as its predilection for taking on water and storing it within its shell. Omanyte display a range of colors upon their mantle, but they prefer shades of blue. A rare few display a purple shade, usually chalked up to a slight mutation in the chromatophores.

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o Omanyte is a pelagic cephalopod adapted to survival at all levels of the water column. Relatively lightweight and compact, Omanyte shells tend to measure roughly a foot in diameter while the creature itself weighs between eight and a dozen pounds. Measured weight tends to be slightly higher in the modern day due to a unique quirk of the reanimation process (explained below), as well as its predilection for taking on water and storing it within its shell. Omanyte display a range of colors upon their mantle, but they prefer shades of blue. A rare few display a purple shade, usually chalked up to a slight mutation in the chromatophores.



o Omastar is the adult form of Omanyte, and is virtually identical in every way besides scale. Minor differences from Omanyte are mostly personality-based; Omastar enjoys showing off and displaying the famous cephalopod beak that Omanyte hides. Its one interesting new development is a row of stout spikes on its shell. As a last ditch defensive measure, Omastar can actually fire these spikes from its shell, being one of the very first creatures known to have employed self-generated projectile attacks. The mechanics of this fascinating ability are nascent in its juvenile state and develop as it matures.

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o Omastar is the adult form of Omanyte, and is virtually identical in every way besides scale. Minor differences from Omanyte are mostly personality-based; Omastar enjoys showing off and displaying the famous cephalopod beak that Omanyte hides. Its one interesting new development is a row of stout spikes on its shell. As a last ditch defensive measure, Omastar can actually fire these spikes from its shell, being one of the very first creatures known to have employed self-generated projectile attacks. The mechanics of this fascinating ability are nascent in its juvenile state and develop as it matures.



Perhaps the most difficult aspect to training these creatures – a trait shared with most fossil Pokemon – is that they lack a concept of ‘holding back’ in battles like modern Pokemon do. They hail from a time before humanity, where the ultimate apex predators were perhaps more savage than today’s. This means that unless trained heavily, they fight for survival, not for sport. This can lead to them unexpectedly savaging a foe they believe to be incompetently predating them. The same extends to other Water-types; expect your Omastar to try to make a meal of anything vaguely similar in size or smaller; not even Kingler or Crawdaunt is safe if caught by surprise, and they may react with panic and perhaps a Spike Cannon to being faced with larger Water types like Gyarados.

Naturally, the best way to train these creatures is through food; they have a nearly genetic predilection towards fish (being a sort of unattainable goal for most of these heavy creatures) and respond very well to small fish as treats. Magikarp and Goldeen fry are cheap and readily available through pet stores and work quite well to strengthen the bond between trainer and trained.

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Perhaps the most difficult aspect to training these creatures – a trait shared with most fossil Pokemon – is that they lack a concept of ‘holding back’ in battles like modern Pokemon do. They hail from a time before humanity, where the ultimate apex predators were perhaps more savage than today’s. This means that unless trained heavily, they fight for survival, not for sport. This can lead to them unexpectedly savaging a foe they believe to be incompetently predating them. The same extends to other Water-types; expect your Omastar to try to make a meal of anything vaguely similar in size or smaller; not even Kingler [[{{FanonPokedex/Krabby}} Kingler]] or Crawdaunt is safe if caught by surprise, and they may react with panic and perhaps a Spike Cannon to being faced with larger Water types like Gyarados.

Naturally, the best way to train these creatures is through food; they have a nearly genetic predilection towards fish (being a sort of unattainable goal for most of these heavy creatures) and respond very well to small fish as treats. Magikarp {{FanonPokedex/Magikarp}} and Goldeen {{FanonPokedex/Goldeen}} fry are cheap and readily available through pet stores and work quite well to strengthen the bond between trainer and trained.



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29th Oct '10 10:50:13 AM Levitz9
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Should they be irritated further, they will come back out of their shells – quite quickly, in fact – in a blur of dozens of tentacles. While their suction cups are smaller and less well developed than, say, Octillery or Cradily, they have considerably more of them and can leave painful welts. As the panicked cephalopod is now doubtlessly dangling from your face and can weigh quite a lot (especially heavier Omanyte; it’s unlikely one could even lift an unwilling Omastar), the resulting Face Fault can injure both the animal and especially your face – their beaks are designed to crack shellfish, mind you.

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Should they be irritated further, they will come back out of their shells – quite quickly, in fact – in a blur of dozens of tentacles. While their suction cups are smaller and less well developed than, say, Octillery or Cradily, they have considerably more of them and can leave painful welts. As the panicked cephalopod is now doubtlessly dangling from your face and can weigh quite a lot (especially heavier Omanyte; it’s unlikely one could even lift an unwilling Omastar), the resulting Face Fault FaceFault can injure both the animal and especially your face – their beaks are designed to crack shellfish, mind you.
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