Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
- Heatran 
Notable Biology and LoreHeatran has not been properly studied, so it is unknown how this Fire and Steel type Pokemon functions exactly. The body appears to be a mix of an unknown metal and molten rock. The molten rock is hot enough to partially melt the metal in places, but it appears to cause the Pokemon no discomfort. Indeed, while the Pokemon is partially steel type and one would expect fire based attacks to be at least able to hurt it, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that fire attacks are completely useless against it, just making the Pokemon stronger. Its internal organ structure is completely unknown, however it is assumed that beneath its molten metal and rock armour is an extraordinarily heat-tolerant body. Heatran has a single story featuring it in Sinnoh legend. The stories state that if a certain kind of Magma Stone is removed from Stark Mountain, Heatran will awaken and go on a rampage. This stone was recently removed. While it is true that Heatran sightings in the mountain has increased since the stone's removal, and it may be more aggressive than it was, it definitely did not go on a rampage. While it is commonly believed that ancient people's believed that Heatran was an incarnation of the volcano, there are actually few, if any texts that state this.
Known SightingsThe only Heatran confirmed to exist lives in Stark Mountain, with other unconfirmed sightings made in mountainous or volcanic regions. Sightings in Stark Mountain have skyrocketed ever since the Magma Stone was removed, with a couple being made per month as opposed to each decade. Given its physical nature, it seems that Heatran could only possibly live in a volcanic region. It may cause catastrophic damage if it were to exist in another environment such as a forest.
DietIt is unknown how much sustenance Heatran needs. It has been observed to crush up rocks and metal with its massive mouth, which seems to be done purely to replace any of its armour that it may lose over time. There are unconfirmed reports of it eating Pokemon, with more reports of Heatran eating rock and steel types than other types.
HazardsHeatran may not have flown into a rampage when the Magma Stone was removed, but it is nonetheless an extremely dangerous Pokemon. It is very durable and incredibly powerful with energy attacks, capable of using a wide variety of volcanic attacks, some of which are more ground-type in nature than fire-type. Few Pokemon are capable of standing up to those kinds of blows for long. There are a handful of recorded cases where Heatran has been seen to use a unique fire attack. Dubbed "Magma Storm" by scientists, it appears to be similar to moves that many fire-type Pokemon use, but it is much stronger. When Heatran uses this attack, it spits out a massive spiralling wave of molten material. Though the attack takes a small time to prepare and is thus inaccurate, the attack causes grievous injury. The spiralling blast also spreads around the target, leaving them trapped in a molten barrier which continues to burn for a while after the attack has finished. Physical escape is impossible, and one eyewitness account states that calling Pokemon back into Pokeballs is impossible as well. As this attack prevents running away, it may spell doom for you or your Pokemon and there may simply not be anything you can do about it. The only fortunate thing about dealing with Heatran is that its typing, while making it very resilient to many attacks, does leave it vulnerable to water, fighting and especially ground attacks. Using those attacks will allow you to drive it off. It is a little on the slow side, and only a handful of reports mention Heatran using Magma Storm while fighting. If it is not a single unique Pokemon, then it can be concluded that not all of them know Magma Storm. It is still extremely wise to run away, however, and to use as many Pokemon as you can that resist fire while being able to easily strike against it.
OtherOf almost all Pokemon, Heatran is one of the least well known in society at large. Until recently, if you asked the average person on the street, they would probably say, "Heatran? Isn't that that enormous monster that tried to stop those adventurers in those mines in that story?" With the removal of the Magma Stone and the number of recorded sightings increased, awareness of Heatran has increased.
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