Fanon Pokedex / Seedot

Seedot Line

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Seedot [273]
  • Nuzleaf [274]
  • Shiftry [275]

Physical Descriptions

  • Seedot: A short, round Pokemon that toddles around on two tiny, tiny, feet. The color of the skin is brown, and the bony cap ridge is grey. This Pokemon’s appearance has been compared to that of an acorn
  • Nuzleaf: A Bipedal Pokemon that comes up to about three feet tall. (one meter) Nuzleaf has a leaf-like protrusion from its head that it can use for attacks. Nuzleaf has a nose that it can use for rooting in the ground that will continue to grow as the Pokémon grows into a Shiftry.

  • Shiftry: Large bipedal Pokemon that grows to about four feet tall. (1.3 meters). They weigh nearly 150 pounds. Shiftry are able to masterfully support all their weight on two small keratin “stilts”. Shiftry has a long pointed nose for rooting in the ground. It's head is covered in a large mass of white moss that resembles fur or hair.

Notable Biology

  • Seedot's bony ridge would seem to be evolutionarily disadvantageous, the small nub looks as though it could be grabbed by roving Taillow. However, it seems that the Seedot uses the nub as a sensory organ for things such as temperature and wind speed, and pressure applied to it severely agitates young Seedot and may cause them to use an attack.
  • Nuzleaf has a complicated set of muscles that it can use to control the “leaf” on its head. By spinning the leaf quickly, it can generate fast winds. Female Nuzleaf have mammary glands and have been seen nursing Seedot. Unlike it's first stage, upon evolving into a Nuzleaf, the Pokemon becomes immune to Psychic attacks, gaining traits of the Dark type alongside its normal nature-based abilities.
  • Upon exposure to certain types of radiation, normally found in the so-called Leaf Stones, a Nuzleaf will evolve into a Shiftry. The large “leaf-fans” are skin with cartilage frames inside. They are known as fans because Shiftry is known to knock down small trees with the wind-force generated from them. It is unknown how Shiftry manage to balance themselves, biologists are still baffled.

Habitat

The whole line lives in forests. Seedot tend to live on the forest floor. They burrow under the ground with their feet. Nuzleaf tend to live in the trees to avoid predators that prowl the floors. Shiftry live wherever they please in the forest, they tend to keep to trees from which they can jump out and surprise other creatures, whether they be Pokémon or people.

Diet

Seedot are completely photosynthetic. Nuzleaf, now having mouths, tend to eat of smaller Pokemon. The leaf on their heads is sharp and can be used to dice food before they put it in their small mouths.

Shiftry are apex predators. They attack and eat whatever they want. They tend to go for larger creatures and can take out flyers with wind attacks and psionic disruptory blasts. Swellow flying overhead tend to be killed in large numbers.

Hazards

Seedot – young trainers are taught not to approach Seedot. Seedot are used as bait by Nuzleaf which is to be addressed in Nuzleaf's section. Also, touching a Seedot's head-stem may lead to it using bide which after a time might cause the Seedot to physically attack your child.

Nuzleaf – Nuzleaf are very devious Pokemon. Nuzleaf have been seen in captivity training young Seedot to pretend to be stuck in the floor. Nuzleaf hide nearby – and when a Taillow or another predator tries to take advantage of the poor Seedot, the Nuzleaf attack viciously. If a trainer is in the forest and sees a Seedot, it's advised that he not approach without some Pokemon protection.

Shiftry – when a trainer encounters a Shiftry, it is generally advised that the trainer run. Encountering a wild Shiftry is very rare and very dangerous. Shiftry are notorious tricksters, and even when not outright hostile, will often enjoy playing cruel, and quite often harmful, pranks on unfortunate travellers.

Social Structure

Nuzleaf move in bands. They move in pods that are normally around 5 pokémon, but in larger forests has been observed to be as high as 15. Seedot normally live with these pods of Nuzleaf, and the Nuzleaf all act as parents to the Seedot that join.

Shiftry are, contrastingly amazingly territorial. Most forests have one, if any, Shiftry in them. If a Nuzleaf were to evolve in a forest that already has a Shiftry in it, The two fully evolved pokémon would battle to the death.

Courting and Childrearing

Nuzleaf, during the spring, are in heat and the males attract mates by swinging around the “leaf” on their heads. The Nuzleaf then have eggs that are put underground. The eggs hatch and Seedot crawl their way back up to the surface. When Seedot reach the surface, they tend to meet with pods of Nuzleaf and join.

Shiftry in the wild almost never mate, but it has been established that in captivity at certain facilities, they can mate and produce a Seedot.

Human Society

As a result of it's unpleasant personality, the Seedot line suffers from a poor reputation among humans. While Seedot itself is capable of little harm, it's two evolutions are quite dangerous, and have become part of human mythology as forest spirits who prey on unwary travellers, especially the Shiftry line. Legends of human assassins being trained by Shiftry dates back centuries, though little stock is put into these stories as it's unlikely a human could survive the vicious temper of a wild Shiftry.

However, despite it's nasty reputation, the line can become loyal companions, and while the stories of humans being trained by the line are scoffed at, they have been recorded being kept by the ninja clans of Kanto and Johto as their prediliction for stealth and ambushes made them quite valuable to the clans. In modern day, trainers who specialize in unconventional strategies would do well to train a Seedot.


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