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The PokÚdex - Extended Fanon Edition:

excellent
Banette reproduces like any other Pokemon. That's canon. The egg which Shuppett hatches from is solid proof.

And if you guys don't mind, I'm doing an article on Ghost Pokemon. There are a few things in the article that cover these oddities of typing that I'd like an opinion on.

edited 17th Mar '11 5:37:35 PM by Thrombin

 4002 Tangent 128, Thu, 17th Mar '11 5:40:01 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
dy/dx
@Big Daddy P: No IRC channel (It's the one service banned by my VPS plan), but there's a Jabber room- server salon.tropi.us, room "pokÚdex".

@Visser3locoman: The opening post? Yes... I think I'm probably just going to sync up the wiki page and call that official. It's already more timely.

Ideas for Tepig... maybe they are trained to hunt Tinymushrooms? I don't have much to contribute.

EDIT: A general Ghost article could definitely help clear things up... best to ask for input on that one, though, given its relevance.

edited 17th Mar '11 5:41:38 PM by Tangent128

Conversation is a contact sport.
Mecha-maniac
Maybe one super-article per type, with a link to each appropriate line already covered by us?
excellent
That's the idea. Although I'm not sure if I should post it here for review or refine it on IM.

 4005 Tangent 128, Thu, 17th Mar '11 6:01:01 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
dy/dx
Chat for setting out initial ideas, post once you have an actual draft. That usually works out.
Conversation is a contact sport.
 4006 Tracer Bullet, Thu, 17th Mar '11 6:01:11 PM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
^x2 Bounce ideas off of people in IM, put it up here when you're confident that it's ready. Let's just say that proofreading and IM don't mix well...

Ninja.

@ Ninja Tangent: That idea actually crossed my mind as I was writing the article, but somehow I wound up forgetting about it... I'll be sure to throw it in.

edited 17th Mar '11 6:01:38 PM by TracerBullet

Hard Boiled Detective Since 1985
Banette reproduces like any other Pokemon. That's canon. The egg which Shuppett hatches from is solid proof.

Except that every in game Pokedex entry on it says that Banette is a discarded doll come to life. It's another one of those weird situations like Cubone.

Discard the "doll" part and a large part of what I wrote loses meaning.

Annyyyways. I thought up a few ideas that might work better. Where can I discuss them live again?

 4008 Marioguy 128, Thu, 17th Mar '11 6:57:53 PM from various galaxies
Geomancer
Which is why you apply your own liberties.
You got some dirt on you. Here's some more!
 4009 Tangent 128, Thu, 17th Mar '11 7:02:33 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
dy/dx
The chatroom is available for live talk, and in fact has one going on now.

If you have a Jabber (aka XMPP) client (like Pidgin), pokÚdex@salon.tropi.us; else, just use this

edited 17th Mar '11 7:04:06 PM by Tangent128

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 4010 Tracer Bullet, Thu, 17th Mar '11 7:33:22 PM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
So I decided that I would go back and take a look through our collab articles... Here's some complaints suggestions and questions.

  • Bulbasaur

  • It seems a little off to be comparing Bulbasaur's body plan to that of a RL animal, I would recommend using terminology that is less specific. e.g. "Anuran" (frog/toad-like).
  • A little more depth in physical description would be nice. e.g. Differences in build, more description of the flower on the backs of these 'mons.
  • Do Bulbasaur exhibit seasonal changes?
  • Do Bulbasaur have any geographical distributions? Where can one find wild Bulbasaur.
  • What sort of hazards do attacks by Bulbasaur pose to imprudent trainers?
  • Do the members of the lines have any pet peeves that trainers should be aware of?
  • Do they interact with other 'mons aside from Beedrill?
  • How do humans perceive them, and how do they fit in with human societies?

  • Charmander

  • A little more specificity in physical description would be nice. e.g. Some reference to the color of Charmeleon and Charizard's belly scales, and Charizard's proportionally gimpy arms.
  • Deciding on the structure and location of "igniter cells" would be nice, since IIRC we already ruled that Chars used some sort of chemical process to light fires.
  • What sort of hazards do attacks by Chars pose? Are there any berserk buttons to be avoided?
  • How do humans perceive them, and how do they fit in with human societies?

  • Squirtle (Since people haven't been reading our notes again, here's the most up-to-date version:)

Squirtle Line

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Squirtle [#007]
  • Wartortle [#008]
  • Blastoise [#009]

All members of the Squirtle line resemble bipedal turtles. Upon reaching the Blastoise stage, two growths resembling metal cannons have grown out of the creature's shell. These seemed to be formed out of natural iron consumed over the Blastoise's lifetime.

Notable Biology

The Squirtle line's body is actually, on average, less dense than water, making them natural floaters. To dive for hunting and protection, they fill an internal ballast bladder with water. Powerful muscles enable them to use this sac as the source for a powerful jet of water. Squirtle is usually bright blue with an orange shell, although darker coloured specimens with green shells have been observed.

Wartortle is significantly larger than the Squirtle form, with fluffy ears and a fluffy tail. Urban legend suggests that Wartortle can live for thousands of years; in reality, they spend an average amount of time for a Pokemon in this form. Wartortle are significantly darker than Squirtle, although rarely, mutants with similar green shells to their Squirtle forms and lighter skin appear. While growing bigger, Wartortle also sports feather-like "ears" and tail, which possibly helps maintain their balance in high-speed swims.

Blastoise's form is significantly larger again than both its previous stage, standing almost as tall as an average adult human. Its shell has darkened to a muddy brown, and its skin is a slightly lighter blue than its Wartortle form. Mutants that reach maturity turn pink. The strange lightening and darkening of the Squirtle line's skin is related to their migrations in the wild (see below). Blastoise' most impressive feature are the incredibly powerful cannon-like structures on its back, capable of shooting jets of water that can punch holes in steel sheets. These rely on disproportionately large water bladders, which also act as weights to counteract the cannons' immense recoil. The weight of the cannons and the water bladders mean Blastoise are not as fast swimmers as their previous forms; some specimens have been known to sink because of illegal surgeries performed by their trainers to make their water bladders hold more liquid.

When a Squirtle evolves, feather-like fins grow on the sides of its head as its tail also grows and becomes fur like. When a Wartortle evolves into a Blastoise, the metamorphosis is more pronounced. As it grows larger and larger, its ears and tail lose the feather-like appearance and gains large pipe-like protrusions. Professor Rowan, renowned professor in the field of Pokemon evolution, suggests that its possibly a sort of set of protruding, hardened, dead and iron-enriched hollow bones, though no one is exactly sure how the process even works or what those pipes are even made of.

Habitat

The Squirtle line are migratory ocean-dwellers, spending cold months in the warm southern shores of Kanto and Hoenn, and migrating in the warm months to the north to feed in the rich seas around Sinnoh. Domestic species are normally found in brackish waters near the coast where they seek food in the lean warm months.

In the wild, mature Blastoise migrate north with baby Squirtle every year to keep them in rich feeding waters while they grow. The melatonin glands in their skin respond by producing less melatonin, which keeps their skin a bright color. When they go south as Wartortle, their skin darkens in response to the sunnier conditions. When they migrate north again as Blastoise, the melatonin glands begin to shrivel and die, having served their purpose, leaving mature adults a median blue colour.

Diet

The Squirtle line eats primarily fish and shellfish, but in lean times, will venture onto land to eat fruits, berries, nuts and even smaller creatures.

TRAINER'S NOTE: As a treat, these pokemon enjoy live prey- the aforementioned fish and shellfish- which may seem cruel to some, but has the benefits of providing exercise and combat practice.

Hazards

Due to their durable shells, the line finds no threat in the presence of humans.

Unless provoked, the species is actually more dangerous when displaying affection- as their shells lead them to overestimate a Trainer's sturdiness, a playful tackle may knock one breathless or leave bruises.

Aggravated Blastoise can cause severe property damage, but they are generally placid.

TRAINER'S NOTE: Domesticated members of the Squirtle line need to be introduced to friends and family quickly, and assured they are friends of their trainer. Otherwise, gestures that they may interpret as an attack on their trainer- from playful punches in the arm to running hugs or "glomps"- can provoke them to respond with all the force they can muster to defend their trainer from the perceived threat. In the case of Squirtles, this can be as mild as a firehose-force dousing or a few bites. In the case of Blastoises, tragic misunderstandings have resulted in several instances of a well-meaning pet killing or maiming friends.

Courting

Similar to rams and deer, two competing males shoot continuous streams of water at the other, the streams colliding. When one overpowers the other, either through toppling or outlasting the opponent, the stronger male is proven.

  • Again, comparing 'mons to RL creatures seems a little iffy.
  • I think that the "less dense than water" part can be safely axed.
  • Some of the Notable Bio part probably would fit better in Physical Description.
  • What are hazards posed by their attacks?
  • Do they have any pet peeves?
  • Do they interact with 'mons outside their line?
  • How do humans perceive them, and how do they fit in with human societies?

  • Tropius

  • How many offspring do they have, and how do they raise them?
  • How are these guys getting airborne?
  • How do humans perceive them, and how do they fit in with human societies?

edited 17th Mar '11 7:35:18 PM by TracerBullet

Hard Boiled Detective Since 1985
 4011 Anomalocaris 20, Thu, 17th Mar '11 9:25:32 PM from Mr. Bones' Wild Ride Relationship Status: In another castle
Gorgonflarfa- doofadorf
Late to post this, but the Altru Inc. article seems fine.
The EYE is protecting Exor!!

General of the Ridley Facepalm Army.
Edit: note to self, do not post any off-the-top-of-your-head ideas while sleep-deprived.

Really sorry about that. I didn't think at all before writing that.

edited 17th Mar '11 10:20:40 PM by Quazer

 
 4013 Marioguy 128, Thu, 17th Mar '11 10:11:23 PM from various galaxies
Geomancer
... I don't think that would be a scientific explanation.
You got some dirt on you. Here's some more!
 4014 rmctagg09, Thu, 17th Mar '11 10:13:13 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Hotter and Sexier has no place in this Pokedex.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

It's typed rmctagg09.
I erased my previous post. I will post no more ideas when dead-tired.
 
 4016 Tangent 128, Fri, 18th Mar '11 6:55:48 AM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
dy/dx
...do I want to know what happened here?

As for Tracer Bullet's notes, I'll try to come up with more Char detail later today.
Conversation is a contact sport.
 4017 Tracer Bullet, Fri, 18th Mar '11 7:30:13 AM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
I'm not sure if you do, but it let's just leave it at Alternate Character Mythos Interpretation.

Oh yeah, so was there anything else that we wanted to throw in for the Tepig article, or did we want to call it a finished product?
Hard Boiled Detective Since 1985
 4018 Neo Crimson, Fri, 18th Mar '11 7:37:20 AM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
Okay, I'm morbidly curious. What did he post?
Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
 4019 rmctagg09, Fri, 18th Mar '11 9:27:09 AM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
[up] Let's just say the Kami trio would be known for another type of fertility.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

It's typed rmctagg09.
 4020 Calamity Jane, Fri, 18th Mar '11 10:00:15 AM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
OH GOOD GLORY NO.
This is gonna take a while.
 4021 Tracer Bullet, Fri, 18th Mar '11 10:04:36 AM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
To be fair, fertility gods do often have that kind of overlap. But yeah, I'd say that this falls squarely under the TMI section of our guidelines.

Speaking of which... How close are those guidelines to being completed?

edited 18th Mar '11 10:06:35 AM by TracerBullet

Hard Boiled Detective Since 1985
 4022 Ace Of Scarabs, Fri, 18th Mar '11 10:10:47 AM from Singapore Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I am now a shiny stone~
The definite thing I like to push is that numerous Grass-types have multiple genomes in their genetic makeup.

Some Tropius tidbits:
  • Often found soaking up the sun's rays, both to warm their bodies up, and for photosynthesis through their plant components.
  • Yes, their neck-bananas are edible. They have assimilated a complete genome of a species of plant now displaced by the Nanab berry - the banana.
  • Mostly placid, wild Tropius will panic and stampede if startled by flames.
  • Dislike non-tropical climates, especially excessively hot/dry and cold places.
  • Powerful muscles means they can inflict major injuries if provoked.
    • Said muscles also drive a cluster of banana-leaf-wings with enough force to achieve flight.
  • Should be kept away from farmland, especially fruit and Berry plantations, even when tamed.
  • They also possess some of the behavioral quirks of common sauropod dinosaurs.

edited 18th Mar '11 10:17:59 AM by AceOfScarabs

Don't worry, I'm awake this time.

This is still about the kami trio, but about what they represent. Tornadus is pretty obviously a tornado, and Thundurus is a thundercloud, but what cloud/weather pattern is Landorus?

Also, why do all three of them look so pissed off?

edited 18th Mar '11 11:58:55 AM by Quazer

 
 4024 Calamity Jane, Fri, 18th Mar '11 11:55:37 AM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Landorus is a toughie. I mean, how do you get dirt into the air?
This is gonna take a while.
...

Bulbasaur is a Tapinocephalian!

When in doubt, look at extinct creatures, and assume they survived to the present day.

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