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Morphs [Oak Catalog #]Yamask (#562) Cofagrigus (#563)
Physical DescriptionYamask have small black bodies with three appendages: a pair of arms with four fingered hands and a thin tail. The latter of which is used to hold its vessel, usually a golden mask depicting a vaguely humanoid face. Yamask has red eyes with circular blotches of red just beneath them, giving them the appearance that they are crying. Cofagrigus in general resemble golden coffins with a hole through which its eyes and newly developed mouth can be seen. It possesses four long shadowy hands which replace its original limited appendages. The material from which its shell is composed no longer has any molecular resemblance to any known metal, and is highly durable and resilient.
Notable BiologyAs with most ghost Pokemon, members of the Yamask line are able to float, pass through solid matter or become completely invisible. While Yamask remain mostly in an intangible state, Cofagriguses prefer to remain solid. Yamask carry around metal masks to use as protection, they have been observed raising their masks to defend themselves when threatened. If no properly shaped material is found, Yamask create their own masks through a process detailed below. Yamask consume metal and use it to expand the size of their mask, converting its molecular structure in the process. Scientists attempting to study this process for industrial uses have made little success due to Yamask’s ectoplasmic nature. Yamask favor softer, more malleable metals for consumption, but alter its structure to form a more durable material when developing its outer shell. Once Yamask has attained enough material to fully cover itself, its body fully matures into a Cofagrigus, growing a mouth and two extra arms with which to manipulate its environment. At this point their shells are as tough as steel, giving them substantial protection against attacks far surpassing that of any known ghost Pokemon. Cofagrigus often create shells of oblong shape. Wild Cofagrigus have their shells fashioned in the shape of coffins, theorized to be the result of observing the sarcophagi of the kings and nobles found in their habitat. In ancient times Yamask and Cofagrigus were highly favoured for use as tomb guardians due to their diet and reproduction methods. Both blend in easily amongst the treasures often stored in the tombs of kings and noblemen. They thus served as the perfect deterrent for potential grave robbers. Yamask were commonly believed to have once been human , a rumour stemming from the masks they carry. Researcher speculate that the “masks” are a result of human intervention, made specially for Yamask to inhabit to give them a more terrifying visage as tomb guardians, while others feel that the resemblance to a face is an attempt to frighten potential threats as Yamask themselves do not appear particularly frightening.
HabitatYamask and its brethren have only ever been found in the wild within desert tombs and structures where gold and other metals are in abundance.There are Some scientists speculate that this is because they were cultivated by the ancient Unovan desert civilisations specifically for the purpose of guarding tombs. The lack of records of wild Yamask appearing in other desert regions seems to support this hypothesis.
DietYamask and Cofagrigus are omnivorous, capable of susisting on a diet of berries. Both require large amounts of metal in order to maintain and expand their shells. As such they can prove to be extremely expensive to raise and take care of, especially if their favoured metal is gold. While Yamask can sustain themselves on what little desert berries they can find, in the wild Cofagrigus are ambush predators, laying in wait for unsuspecting prey before wrapping it up in its four shadowy arms and dragging it into its mouth. While Cofagrigus will normally go for smaller prey such as Sandiles and Sandshrews, it is suspected that this is how many would-be grave robbers met their grisly ends.
HazardsExtreme caution should be taken when encountering wild Yamask or Cofagrigus, as they instinctively see humans as potential threats to their supply of metals. While Yamask are more likely to run away if alone, Cofagrigus and large groups of Yamask may attack those they perceive as threats. Trainers exploring desert ruins such as the Relic Castle are advised to have a strong dark-type or avoid lower levels where Cofagrigus are more common and Yamask are more abundant. Members of this line are highly protective of their trainers and anything of personal importance to their owners or themselves, and react violently in order to retrieve them if they are stolen away. There have been several instances of Yamask and Cofagrigus wreaking havoc at dig sites and museums when their masks or treasure was taken away or put on display. For this reason only replica masks and coffins are placed in display in museums. However, many wealthy collectors often employ them to guard their private collections even to this day. Both members of the line also possess the unique ability to temporarily negate certain traits of Pokemon they have come into contact with. The duration of the effect varies depending on the victim. Pokemon affected by this can also pass it on to other Pokemon that touch them. While the effect is only temporary, it is advisable for trainers to keep one’s Yamask or Cofagrigus from having prolonged physical contact with Pokemon that do not share this ability. Owners are also warned to not allow their Yamask or Cofagrigus to be around silverware or jewellery unattended, lest they decide to have a little snack at their trainer’s expense.
Courting & ChildrearingMembers of the line amass a large pile of metal to form a sort of “nest” atop which they mate and release several young Yamask into the pile. The Yamask will then select or fashion a suitable mask, staying close to their parents until they are strong enough to protect themselves.
Social StructureMembers of this line generally live solitairy lifestyles upon maturity. Yamask tend to live in groups for better protection until their shells are sufficiently formed, upon which they settle down in a single spot as Cofagrigus and only come together to mate. Yamask and Cofagrigus will band together if they perceive a threat to their source of metal but otherwise try to stay out of each others' way in the wild. Their protective nature over their homes and food carries over to their trainers and their trainer's belongings when they are domesticated.
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Altru Incorporated.Altru Inc. is a large organisation within the region of Almia headed by President Blake Hall, grandson of it's founder Doyle M. Hall. Under the direction of President Hall, the Corporation made many developments in the Almia region, gaining public support at the same time. It's popularity skyrocketed with President Hall's promise of a new 'dream energy' that 'would render all forms of power redundant'. This took the form of Altru Tower, a huge structure that could be seen from anywhere in the Almia region.
ActivitiesIn truth, Blake Hall founded and supplied funding to Team Dim Sun, using devices called Gigaremo and miniremo to control Pokemon against their will. After causing trouble in Seaport town, Team Dim Sun finally got what they were looking for, namely the Shadow Crystal, buried deep in the Chroma Highlands. Using the Shadow Crystal, Blake Hall revealed his true intentions for Altru Tower: a gigantic Gigaremo that would take control of every pokemon in Almia at the anniversary of Altru. Inc. This was the dream energy he promised, a machine powered by Pokemon everywhere. Using 6 special black gigaremo, he took control of Darkrai, using the Pokemon to power the device. However, after turning the device to 'Level Dark', Darkrai went rogue, engulfing Blake Hall and his assistant Wheeler into a world of darkness. They were eventually rescued by a young Pokemon Ranger, and Blake Hall was exiled from Almia, to atone for his sins. Team Dim Sun was disbanded, the Sinis Trio returning to their home countries. The Dim Sun executive Kincaid took members of Team Dim Sun to create Team Debonair, taking the tower over again. However, his plans was foiled by the same Ranger as before.
HistoryAltru. Inc began as Altru Oil, a small company founded by Doyle M. Hall in the middle of the Sea of Wailord, supplying oil to the citizens of Almia. After passing the company to his son, Brighton Hall, the oil reserves began running low, and Brighton responded by sending his workers to dig in the Chroma Highlands for more resources. By a chance discovery, they found the Shadow Crystal and used pieces of it as an alternative power source, lying to Almia and telling everyone it was a special kind of coal. In reality, Brighton Hall was mesmerised by the Shadow Crystal's power, and in a ceremony asked that it's power be sent into his son, Blake Hall. Realising too late what he had done, Blake threw his father out of the company at the age of 16, staking his claim by building the Altru Building in the north of Almia. Using ruthless means, Blake Hall made Altru Inc a large organisation, supplying everything used in the Almia region
Altru Tower/Tower of Peace.As of the present time, Altru Tower has been renamed the Tower of Peace and opened to the public. On top is the Tower remains the Luminous Crystal, surrounded by the Tears of princes. It is a national monument commemorating the goodness in all men's hearts.
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- Rewrite of the Snivy line.
- Zubat line
- Shroomish line
- Drilbur line
- Sewaddle line
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- Zubat line
- Shroomish line
- Drilbur line
- Venipede line
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- Aron Line overhaul
- Vanillite Line
- Sewaddle Line
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