The PokÚdex - Extended Fanon Edition:
- More behavior for the Charmander family:
- Charmander often prey on small creatures, and have been witnessed using their fire to bring down prey slightly bigger than themselves. As their digestive system is not fully developed yet, they tend to cook their food with their own Embers before eating.
- Charmeleons are extremely intelligent and willing to work together to bring down large prey. They often resort to Fire Fang attacks while darting in and out with quick strikes.
- Charizards often engage in ritual tests of strength rather than brawl it out over disputes despite their natural temper - this is mainly because too many Charizards have killed each other brawling over food, territory, or mates. It is still a bad idea to test their temper, of course.
- Sentret/Furret data:
- Omnivores, these little mammal-like pokemon are often seen competing with Rattata for food in the routes near towns. As their sensitivity to air pollution is high, not many Sentrets and Furrets are seen near bigger settlements or cities.
- Another contributing factor to Sentret's presence in mostly-rural areas with fewer humans is their shyness.
- They are also prey to larger pokemon like the Pidgeotto and Fearow, which is why they cannot be found easily in some other routes where the larger bird pokemon are found.
edited 1st Apr '10 3:55:16 AM by ElementBlue
edited 1st Apr '10 3:53:12 AM by ElementBlue
[[quoteright:200px:pics...]] ! ??? Line !! Morphs [Oak Catalog #] * ??? [???] ''???'' !! Notable Biology ''???'' !! Habitat ''???'' !! Diet ''???'' !! Hazards ''???'' !! Courting and Childrearing ''???'' !! Social Structure ''???''
edited 15th Dec '10 11:39:06 AM by Tangent128
Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
- Grimer 
- Muk 
Physical Description: Grimer and MukGrimer and Muk look like mobile piles or puddles of sludge. This sludge is usually purple, although brown, black, gray, and green Grimer and Muk have been recorded. Grimer and Muk also have two gray spots near the center of the Grimer/Muk. These are commonly misinterpreted by artists to be fully functional eyes. Grimer are about 1-3 feet in height and 4-12 feet wide. Muk are about 6 feet tall and 15 feet wide, but are usually larger. Muk usually are wider than Grimer, but the surefire way to tell the difference is the stench.
Notable Biology: GrimerAlthough Grimer appears to be a single organism, it is actually a colony of simple pseudoorganisms. The cellular structure is radically different than that of other organisms, appearing to be constructed of petroleum compounds and other industrial waste products. They also emit X-ray radiation, which has led some to believe that is it sludge exposed to X-rays. These pseudoorganisms have a weak form of specialization, forming rudimentary eyespots and an extremely simple digestive sac. Most types of this pseudoorganism die off upon contact with the air, rapidly decaying into an extremely toxic and putrid smelling byproduct that Grimer uses as a natural defense mechanism. This byproduct can be reconverted into cells, resulting in only a mild net loss of Grimer. The organisms making up Grimer are highly acidic, and decay rapidly and spectacularly when a base is applied. Therefore, an effective way of dealing with Grimer are soaps and cleaning supplies, although this has the side-effect of making the Grimer explode.
EvolutionWhen three to four Grimer have been combined, or a Grimer gets large enough from consuming sludge, the cells of the entire organism mutate or "evolve", transforming the Grimer into a Muk.
Notable Biology: MukMuk, like Grimer, are also colonies of simple pseudoorganisms. Differences at the microscopic level between Grimer and Muk are very little, but they create an overall different creature. For starters, the cells of a Muk decay much more vigorously. This causes the secretions of the Muk to have much different properties. It emits an extremely foul-smelling odor, it slowly causes anything it comes in contact with to decay, and it is about 30 times as poisonous. The secretions also create a film around the Muk, making it more durable. However, the secretions are not able to be reconverted. This means that the Muk needs to consume much greater amounts of food than a Grimer would. Fortunately for the Muk, the Muk is more suited to mass consumption. Muk are only limited in size by the amount of food in the area.
Habitat: Grimer and MukAnywhere there is sufficent oil, sludge, or pollutants. Common locations include industrial plants, sewers, and polluted bodies of water.
Diet: GrimerSmaller Pokemon, although they are capable of taking down creatures larger than they are by suffocation. They also seek out and consume sludge and other "filthy" things, prefering industrial sludge. Grimer can mutate small amounts (10-15%) of the sludge it consumes into more of the pseudoorganisms, increasing the size of the colony. Grimer also seek out and absorb other Grimer.
Diet: MukMuk consume anything smaller than they are, although they prefer living organisms, Grimer, and plastics. They also consume sludge, much more efficently (75-100%) than Grimer. Muk chase down things much smaller than them and ambush things only slightly smaller than they are.
HazardsGrimer and Muk colonies secrete an acidic, virulent, and extremely toxic chemical. This comes from the decay of the organism upon coming into contact with air. Secretions from a Muk are more virulent than those from a Grimer, and cause anything it comes in contact with to decay. Contact with Grimer secretions causes death in plants and small Pokemon, and poisoning in trees, larger Pokemon and humans. Symptoms of Grimer poisoning are a fever, nausea, and a rash where the secretions came into contact. Muk secretions cause plants, trees, and small animals to die, and potentially fatal poisoning in humans and larger Pokemon. Symptoms include shortness of breath, blurred vision, shock, and paralysis. Grimer are also capable of physically attacking, usually by attempting to suffocate the target. Larger Muk are capable of grabbing individuals and consuming them whole. Muk are also able to fling their sludge for long distances. Grimer and Muk are also radioactive, emitting potentially harmful X-rays.
CourtingGrimer and Muk do not court. Muk, if the individual is large enough, bud, producing Grimer. Muk also, if there is a lack of food, split into anywhere from three to twelve 'pseudo-Muk'. These eventually convert into Grimer over the course of an hour, enough for them to not attack each other right after mitosis.
Social StructureGrimer and Muk are independent creatures. If two Grimer meet, they attack each other, eventually merging into a larger Grimer. If two Muk meet (which is both extremely rare and a sign of negligence and uncleanliness), they also attack each other, using suprisingly creative methods to turn the other Muk into a consumable sludge. Grimer keep a safe distance from Muk, and Muk eat Grimer as they do anything else.
Ways of Extermination:Grimer are occasionally found in the home or workspace. The organisms making up Grimer are highly acidic, and decay rapidly and spectacularly when a base is applied. Therefore, an effective way of dealing with Grimer are soaps and cleaning supplies, although this has the side-effect of making the Grimer explode. Using fire is not recommended, as while it destroys the Grimer, it creates toxic vapor and the Grimer survives for about fifteen seconds after ignition. Once the Grimer is destroyed, use special soaps to clean up any remaining sludge. If you encounted a Muk, call the authorities. Bases cause the film to violently effervesce and scatter. Fire only ignites the film. Both of these anger the Muk.
Other NotesCapturing and owning a Muk is not recommended. Muk also cannot be captured by anything short of a specially made ball, due to the acid secretions somehow being able to rot through the ball - and a hyperpressurized Muk is a very bad thing. Sufficently large Muk are legally declared as bioweaponry, and are illegal to own without permission. Muk take teams of firefighters using chemicals specifically designed to destroy Muk to be destroyed.
I took it a bit more freely than I probably should have. Either way, I like it.
edited 2nd Apr '10 7:06:46 AM by Thnikkafan