Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
Physical DescriptionsTrapinch have a round, red body with a white underside and stump-like legs. Their head alone is at least as large as their body. They have distinctive, beady little eyes. Their large jaws make up 3/4 of their heads, which in turn are less than 2/3rds of their actual body size. Vibrava have an elongated body, similar to that of a Yanma, which is a pale yellowish green in color. They gain green wings in the shape of a rhombus, as well as two similar looking projections at the end of its tail. The beady little eyes of Trapinch are now covered with large, green lenses. Though it is classified as part Dragon, it is still more insect in appearance than anything else. Flygon is much more reminiscent of a dragon in body shape. Its body color changes to a pale green, with dark green splotches on its knees and the top of its head, as well as dark green stripes on its tail. It now has three rhombus-like projections on the end of its tail, and the green lenses of Vibrava are now red.
Notable BiologyThe jaws of a Trapinch are extremely strong, able to crush boulders with ease. They use these jaws to help make their sand pits, easily removing any obstructive boulders and other obstacles in the area. They are able to go for up to a week without any water. The wings of a Vibrava are not yet developed enough for flying. They are instead used to manipulate sound waves. By vibrating its wings rapidly, it can produce ultrasonic waves that can knock out any potential prey. Fortunately, humans are more resistant to these sound waves, which only cause headaches. Flygon's wings are fully developed and allow it to fly. When flying, its wings kick up sand around it into a sandstorm and also produce an eerie singing noise. This has caused Flygon to also be known as "the spirit of the desert". Every Flygon has a slightly different song which they use for identification, much like fingerprints in humans. Flygon's red lenses protect its eyes from the sand, preventing its eyes from taking damage and allowing it to see fairly well even in a sandstorm.
HabitatAll three Pokemon are found in dry, arid climates, though Flygon are particularly rare in the wild.
DietAll three Pokemon are carnivorous in nature. Trapinch make pits in the sand that are very difficult to escape from. Anything that falls into its pit will likely become food for Trapinch. Vibrava, as mentioned earlier, use their wings to produce ultrasonic waves that incapacitate their prey; they then inject it with a poison to finish it off, then feed upon the disabled victim. Flygon utilize the sandstorms they kick up to disorient their prey before moving in for the kill.
HazardsTrainers are advised to never put anything besides food near the jaws of a Trapinch unless you want it crushed beyond recognition. When feeding them, be careful not to get your hand bitten. Also, should they fall onto their backs, it is very difficult for them to get back up without outside assistance. When traveling through a desert environment, be extremely careful to not fall into a Trapinch sand pit; they are thought to be the leading cause of travelers disappearing in the desert. Trainers should be wary of taking Vibrava into public places. Should they get agitated, they will begin vibrating their wings, causing sound waves that can and will produce a splitting headache in everyone in the vicinity. Always remember that a Flygon will produce a sandstorm in sandy areas by flapping its wings, whether it intends to or not. Therefore, it is wise not to have your Flygon use Fly in sandy areas where you wouldn't want a sandstorm, like on the beach.
CourtingWhen a female Flygon goes into heat, she will kick up a large sandstorm and start producing a special mating call song with her wings that can carry for miles. Any males in the vicinity will hear this song and enter her sandstorm. She will fly erratically through this storm, and the first male to find and catch up to her will be the one she mates with. Later, she will dig a hole in the ground to lay 2-4 eggs in, then bury them and leave them. The eggs hatch into fully developed Trapinch after about 3 weeks, which will then burrow of in separate directions.
Social StructureAll three in the line are fairly solitary creatures, though Trapinch have been known to team up to produce intricate underground burrows on occasion. In the event that either a Vibrava of a Flygon come across each other, they will generally ignore each other and go their separate ways, though Flygon will take a moment to register each others' unique songs for future reference.