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The Pokédex - Extended Fanon Edition:

 3001 Calamity Jane, Sun, 6th Feb '11 12:34:29 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
I-I suppose...

Well, I'm off to mess with Giratina now. I was hoping to get another PEFE image ready, but I'll have to put that on hold for now.
This is gonna take a while.
 3002 Silent Reverence, Sun, 6th Feb '11 12:41:02 PM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
adopting kitteh
A good round on hazards, a very nice description, the everpresent Shout-Out, 22K and incomplete. An excellent article, I have to say. Although I somehow missed if there was any reference to Level Five Onix. I'd have to check again...

 3003 Neo Crimson, Sun, 6th Feb '11 12:42:51 PM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
*Claps*

Very very nice.

Also I kinda wanted to do Giratina so I could take "Giratina = Cthulhu" and run with it.

That's my motivation for a lot of articles isn't it?

edited 6th Feb '11 12:44:23 PM by Neo_Crimson

Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
 3004 Calamity Jane, Sun, 6th Feb '11 12:47:42 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
My idea was that the First Giratina = Chernobog = Hel = Osiris with a dash of F'tagn thrown in for good measure, while Cynthia's Giratina that hatched from the egg and was raised by a predominantly-female party, I'd think it would be a bit more feminine and almost like a Shrinking Violet with a penchant for Cuteness Proximity, "Well Done, Son!" Guy, And Call Him George.

edited 6th Feb '11 12:48:43 PM by CalamityJane

This is gonna take a while.
Terravermis would have to be capitaliced, even in the middle of a sentence. Binomial names work that way. ;)

Great article anyway.

 3006 Neo Crimson, Sun, 6th Feb '11 12:50:32 PM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
[up][up] Giratina as a Shrinking Violet. Does Not Compute Does Not Compute Does Not Compute...
Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
 3007 Blissey 1, Sun, 6th Feb '11 12:54:00 PM from a random Pokècenter Relationship Status: I know
insert title here
The only issue I have with it is the description of Steelix as always having the same number of body segments. It seems like older Steelix(and Onix too) should have more segments. But that's just me being picky.

Great article otherwise. Especially like the descriptive hazards section.
 3008 Calamity Jane, Sun, 6th Feb '11 12:54:17 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
[up][up]Think of it this way: There is no such thing as pure darkness. It always reflects light, and the more light it comes in contact with, the less it is pure darkness and it soon becomes a shadow, then shading, and eventually it turns into a different color altogether. Since most Pokemon-Related thingamahoosits happen during the day, and because this Giratina in particular has grown accustomed to being awake and active during the day, there is less chance for it to be 'Dark' and so, out of fear it will be rejected, it decides to hide away, stay silent, and only acts when it knows it won't hurt something or make Cynthia mad.

Also note that Cynthia's Giratina is not fully grown in any sense of the word.

edited 6th Feb '11 12:57:48 PM by CalamityJane

This is gonna take a while.
 3009 Silent Reverence, Sun, 6th Feb '11 12:57:43 PM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
adopting kitteh
Speaking of which I seem to recall a writer (and troper) who goes under the Author Avatar of a female (?) Giratina, or something. God, some of these conversations made me laugh.

Also, maybe it is just me but I still can find a L 5 O reference and I am for some reason still looking for one.... evil grin
 3010 Calamity Jane, Sun, 6th Feb '11 12:58:19 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
[up]What's L50?
This is gonna take a while.
 3011 Silent Reverence, Sun, 6th Feb '11 12:59:35 PM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
 3012 Calamity Jane, Sun, 6th Feb '11 1:00:58 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
OH I GET IT! Ha.

But yeah. Basically in Tainer Notes Lingo, Cynthia's Giratina has a Quirky Nature, often scatters things, and happily eats anything.
This is gonna take a while.
 3013 Neo Crimson, Sun, 6th Feb '11 1:04:47 PM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
Eh...do what you want, but I don't think I can take Giratina seriously after this.
Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
 3014 Sullen Frog, Sun, 6th Feb '11 1:06:44 PM from Voormithadreth Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
Whisperer in Darkness
Glad you guys liked it.grin I capitalized Terravermis, as you suggested. Unfortunately, Reverence, you won't find an overt referrence to the infamous Level Five Onix in there; I meant to put one in, but it slipped my mind. Oh, well...

As for the body segment thing, that part I got from comparing the official artwork of the two creatures and their sprites. It turns out Onix and Steelix really do have the same number of body segments in each of their respective depictions, and that Steelix has one less than its previous form.
 3015 Calamity Jane, Sun, 6th Feb '11 1:10:27 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
[up][up]Sorry dude. I promise to make Giratina #1 very scary and epic, though.
This is gonna take a while.
 3016 Neo Crimson, Sun, 6th Feb '11 1:20:17 PM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
This goes beyond "scary" and "dark", we're talking about an entity far outside the comprehension of us foolish mortals. Something so incomprehensible that even the Universe's creator was forced to banish it. Its existence is nigh unheard of, only spoken in whispers among the dark places in humanity. Crying out, hoping that it will rise from the Shadows when the stars are right and free them of their downtrodden lives. It hears these prayers from its Eldritch throne and laughs and laughs and laughs...

Ahem. But I digress....

edited 6th Feb '11 1:20:42 PM by Neo_Crimson

Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
 3017 lockonlockon, Sun, 6th Feb '11 1:21:27 PM from In a dream
Game Master
That is what I call an article.

Now I've got some errands to run, but I'll be back, and after which, I will write this evolutionary stone article.

Furthermore, I wish to write a smeargle article.

edited 6th Feb '11 1:24:35 PM by lockonlockon

TVTropes Nuzlocke Thread. - Arceus Help Us All.
 3018 rmctagg09, Sun, 6th Feb '11 1:26:07 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
@Sullen Frog: I like the way you described how female Onix take care of their eggs, just like a real earthworm. On the subject of the Habitat section, Steelix can be found inside Iron Island as well.

edited 6th Feb '11 1:29:28 PM by rmctagg09

Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

It's typed rmctagg09.
 3019 Calamity Jane, Sun, 6th Feb '11 1:26:39 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
[up][up][up]That certainly helps me get a feel for its mythology. As far as I can tell I'm trying to make this article as "perfect" as possible, since this is probably the first time the Diet section of the Legendary Pokemon Template will actually have something notable instead of just a Word Cruft version of "We have no bloody clue, Fan Wank something".

edited 6th Feb '11 1:26:52 PM by CalamityJane

This is gonna take a while.
 3020 Tangent 128, Sun, 6th Feb '11 2:34:39 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
I named my Giratina Dark Cocoa. tongue

@SR: Ozbourne, right?
Conversation is a contact sport.
 3021 Neo Crimson, Sun, 6th Feb '11 2:41:07 PM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
I should probably get rid of the diet section for the Legendary Template, its always nothing anyway.
Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
 3022 Calamity Jane, Sun, 6th Feb '11 2:45:03 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
That would be a very smart move.
This is gonna take a while.
 3023 Calamity Jane, Sun, 6th Feb '11 4:01:16 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Feel free to criticize any of my failed research.

Pictured:An old painting of Giratina’s Altered Form discovered 8 years ago by Sinnoh Champion Cynthia, dating back to around 250 B.C.E.

Giratina

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Giratina Altered Form [487-A]
  • Giratina Origin Form [487-O]

Physical Descriptions

Giratina's head and eyes resemble those of Dialga and Palkia, causing many to theorize that it is related to the two. Giratina is situated with draconic scales, which at first appear to bear striking resemblance to Gabite Scales. Further study of a removed scale has revealed that it is of the consistency of a fingernail, and that it does in fact hold many DNA codes. The DNA in particular holds 249 chromosomes, and further study suggests that Giratina has in fact inherited features from another source. While further research is needed, the current DNA sample of Giratina compared to the DNA of the Illusory Pokemon Mew reveals that Giratina holds many genes that are recessive of Mew. It has also revealed that Giratina has a complete absence of sex chromosomes, proving it to be effectively sex-less and unable to reproduce.  1

Giratina has two forms; the first (Altered Form) is the form that it takes in the world we live in. In this form, Giratina has a large, gray, centipede-like body with six proportionally short, thick legs. Its legs have gold claws and gold bands on them, and it also has three gold bands that decorate its long neck. It has a tail and a thick black stripe running vertically along the front of its body, a series of red horizontal stripes running across the large black one. On its back are two large, black wings that are decorated with red, conical objects that may be a sort of fingernail. The wings seem oddly out of place, due to the fact that Giratina seems far too heavy to fly effectively, though this is not the case when it is in the Distortion World. The wings also seem to be ghostly, as they can change shape as if they were made of a type of mid-way point between solid and liquid. The wing-like structures have been jokingly dubbed “Pudding Hands” by Sinnoh League Champion Cynthia.

Giratina’s second form, its Origin form, is taken when traveling through dimensions other than ours, such as the Distortion World, its home. The form-altering has been theorized to be triggered by a change of gravity by respected researcher Newton Graceland. This form is more serpentine than Giratina's Altered Form, and the gold bands around Giratina’s neck area are given a very minimal movement. The Origin Form of Giratina has six black, ghostly streamers on its back that each has a bright red spike at the end. Its mouth is hidden by the head plates, which swing open sideways and connect on the other side of the head when the mouth is opening. Giratina's legs have been reduced to spike-like protrusions. There are four more golden spikes near the edge of the tail. Giratina can only take this form outside of the Distortion World if it is holding a Griseous Orb.

Lore and History

There is much debate over Giratina’s history and origin. Sinnoh League Champion Cynthia has done exhaustive research on the subject after it piqued her interest one day. Her research has found that Giratina is related to Dialga and Palkia, as the polar counterpart to both. Another myth states that Giratina is the personification of antimatter, or all things opposing Dialga and Palkia, perhaps to bring forth a sort of balance reminiscent of the Yin and Yang theory proposed by Unovan Taoists.

While the complete myth has been lost throughout the ages, the annotated version written by Cynthia states that when the Original One, known as Arceus, created the world from nothing, it laid three eggs: A blue egg christened in diamond that hatched into Dialga, a pink egg christened in pearl that hatched into Palkia, and finally the egg containing Giratina, respectively.  2 When Dialga’s heart began to beat, so too did time flow, and when Palkia first drew breath, so too did the universe first take shape. However, Giratina’s role in the creation of the world is thus far unknown.

Further studies of Sinn Mythology suggest that Giratina is the commander of Alternate Dimensions; worlds beyond our own that are either very similar or drastically different, a multitude of worlds where anything and everything is possible. The only understandable explanation given is proposed by String Theorists, where the dimensions are points, lines, splits and folds.  3 All three members of the ‘Creation Trio’ seem to be capable of travelling through these dimensions, however, which casts doubt on whether these dimensions are the result of Giratina’s existence, or if it is merely the way the universe contains itself with the inclusion of ‘Spirit’.  4

A myth once thought to have been unrelated was about a young man who wielded a sword. This young man smote pokemon with his blade for nourishment and food, but soon began to smite without need of food and grew proud. One day, pokemon ceased to appear to the man, and he began to grow weary and afraid. The man eventually grew so distressed, he asked out loud at the top of a mountain why Pokémon refused to appear to him. Then, the Pokémon Giratina appeared before him, intending to explain. The man, however, grew frightened by its appearance, and in a blind fury, fought and eventually killed Giratina

The man at first knew not of his deed, but soon learned. In having discovered the sword, the man grew blind to Pokémon being alive, and had begun to use it in cold blood. Having grown so accustomed to violence, it killed a descendent of the Original One, and could not forgive himself. However, Giratina then rose from its deathbed, now and forever a Ghost-Type, and forgave the man for his deeds. It then left the man “to a place beyond seeing” and was never seen again.  5 The credence of the myth is debated, as it contradicts the myths preceding it that stated that Giratina was placed into the Distortion World, its home, eons before as a punishment for its violence.

Known Sightings

Giratina the First has been seen exceedingly rarely, though it has been seen most often at Turnback Cave and Veilstone City. Most recently it has been seen interfering in the affairs of the Villainous Team Galactic, opening a portal to the Distortion World before Leader Cyrus could act upon his goals. Cynthia, Cyrus, and a trainer who has requested that their identity remain classified went into the Distortion World, and there it was becalmed and Cyrus’ plans foiled. Afterwards, Giratina the First has not been seen, though rumor has it that it is in the possession of the Classified Trainer.

Giratina the Second is currently living with Cynthia in her private home in a classified location.

Diet (if any)

While Giratina the First’s diet is unknown, or perhaps even nonexistent, Giratina the Second’s diet is… rather odd. Cynthia made a habit of feeding her Giratina food during specific times of the day early on, which eventually led to problems when Cynthia’s daily life required a difference in schedule. While her Giratina was, in fact, intelligent enough to seek its own food, it merely went to the exact same spot it ate most frequently, waited a while for Cynthia to bring it something, and eventually decided to instead eat the table it was standing at.

This led to Cynthia experimenting with different foods other than pokemon food, given to Giratina at the disclosed hours in which it usually came to eat. As the days went by, Cynthia placed more and more inedible things on the (new) table, beginning with empty bowls and eventually finishing with a mattress, a scale wood carving of a Ponyta, an electrical generator, and finishing its meal with a glass of water. No ill effects resulted from this, and it gained no weight or suffered any consequences from eating those items.

The way it eats is similar to many serpentine pokemon; it unhinges its jaw and swallows the meal whole. If it is in its Origin Form, it uses one of its talons to pick at its lip afterwards.  1

Abilities

Giratina is able to travel through and control dimensions besides those of time and space. When in its Origin Form, it is able to pass through dimensions at will; mainly the Distortion and Real Worlds. However, it will turn into its Altered Form due to the gravity change from the Distortion World. It does so by emitting a whirlwind from its mouth which creates a portal.

It also seems to have a connection to reflective objects, such as mirrors and pools of water. Research of the Distortion World by Cynthia and Newton Graceland has concluded that the Distortion World is a mixture of reflections and bits and pieces of the Real World put together almost haphazardly. One of the many quirks of Cynthia’s Giratina is that it enjoys tearing apart magazines and other images apart and placing them back together in collages, perhaps reflecting Giratina the First’s home.  1

As to be expected with other Ghost-type Pokémon, Giratina is capable of using Ghost, Dark, Psychic and Electrical attacks. Unlike other Dragon Pokémon, Giratina lacks the ability to wield Ice- and Fire-type attacks (save for Will-O-Wisp and Icy Wind, which most Ghost-types learn anyway). Giratina has been shown to have an innate talent for manipulation of aura, not only being capable of using Aura Sphere, but also able to use its negative polarity to force things out of its way  5, and to grow Time Flowers in Cynthia’s Garden.  1 Since Giratina is a "true" Dragon Pokémon, it is also capable of using Draco Meteor. In the Real World, Giratina can only transform to its Origin Form by equipping the Griseous Orb.

Hazards

While Giratina the First appears to be happy just to mind its own business, it also grows very protective of its home. If any harm should come to it, both directly and indirectly, it will do everything it can to prevent it or punish the culprit. It does so by stalking the culprit in question through reflective surfaces, opening a portal to the Real World, and dragging the culprit into the Distortion World, presumably to kill them.

Giratina the Second is no slouch in this department either. While it usually prefers to keep its distance from others, occasionally it will become so happy at the sight of someone or something that it will lunge out at the object in question and attempt to show it affection and kindness, usually through hugging it, throwing it up into the air and catching it, or accidentally causing property damage while attempting to play a game with it.

Hostile contact of any kind with Giratina, be it the First or the Second, is highly not recommended. An incident involving Giratina the Second and a haughty young trainer resulted in Giratina becoming so agitated, it completely snapped, and practically nuked the area it was currently inhabiting. It took quite a bit of fighting and communicating in order to calm it back down; fortunately, the boy’s life was spared. Unfortunately, the incident in question racked up a high body count, and has been theorized by local crackpots to have led to the events that happened in Orre. Unfortunately, that incident is highly classified, and it is unknown if Giratina did in fact have a role in the incident or not.

Cynthia’s Giratina

Sinnoh League Champion Cynthia ***** was given a Giratina Egg after the infamous Arceus Event. According to eye-witness reports, after Cynthia greeted a mysteriously unknown trainer (or perhaps even two different trainers) in possession of an Arceus at the Sinjoh Ruins between Johto and Sinnoh, Arceus summoned a large hive of Unown, and allegedly “rewrote reality”, successfully laying three eggs. The other two eggs were taken by the mysterious trainer(s), while the third egg was given to Cynthia instead.

At first, Cynthia’s Giratina grew up the way any other baby pokemon would. It hatched from its egg at about one foot long (0.3 meters) in Origin Form, and quickly changed into altered form after hatching. According to Cynthia’s Trainer Notes, Giratina the Second has a Quirky Nature, often scatters things, and, as expressed in the diet section, happily eats anything.

edited 6th Feb '11 8:37:32 PM by CalamityJane

This is gonna take a while.
Mecha-maniac
I really gotta start writing articles again.
 3025 Tracer Bullet, Sun, 6th Feb '11 6:04:47 PM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
^x2 I'm not sure if I would have specifically addressed individual Giratina in the style of "Giratina the Nth" (seeing as it leaves the door open for other individuals that aren't specifically enumerated), but I like everything else that I've seen. (Also, Cynthia's Giratina is giving me some major "HI THERE, I'M GIRATINA!" vibes. tongue)

edited 6th Feb '11 6:22:41 PM by TracerBullet

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