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The Pokédex - Extended Fanon Edition:

Top speed in bursts?

 4202 Calamity Jane, Thu, 24th Mar '11 8:33:42 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
I still don't think that stats should be mentioned on the articles, at any rate.
This is gonna take a while.
Alakazam fires extremelly strong special attacks, cannot take much damage and takes plenty of damage from attacks, specially physical ones, can move very fast, and its physical attacking poweress is pathetic.

There, its stat spread described in a sentence that doesn't relly on just numbers.

 4204 Calamity Jane, Thu, 24th Mar '11 8:41:03 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
But is that the same for every single individual of a species? Is it important to those who have no interest in battling?
This is gonna take a while.
Outer Cloyster
They should probably only be noted if they are particularly exceptional (high or low). Shuckle's entire point of being is that its defences are stupidly high, so you have to talk about its shell.

The only place to talk about it otherwise is in a Hazards section. If they really do have good attacking stats and you really have to mention it, then you can just add in that it has particularly strong punches/elemental attacks/what have you, which we almost do already when we're not focusing on why they might attack or unusual things they do when threatening you/being threatened.

Outer Cloyster
I will say that if it can be condensed into a sentence, it doesn't hurt.

Someone keeping a Pokemon just as a pet will want to know what is more dangerous to it in order to take care of it, so defences are at least important. If you have to deal with something in the wild that's being a menace, it helps to know what works best against it, and so on.

(sorry about double post)

edited 24th Mar '11 8:43:13 PM by Smiggins

In-battle behaviour?

While we are at that, what about Pokethlon performance? Sunkern having great potential in that area, despite being horrible at battle, for example?

Why am I making all those questions?

Outer Cloyster
Both things could be interesting. Sunkern's Pokethlon ability could possibly be explained by some kind of enhanced effect with the juice that gets used to enhance the stats? It can get 5 in everything, but it starts at 1...

excellent
Updated most of the other sections with a lot more information. I must say, the article was quite an enjoyable piece to write tongue.

If there are any contradictions with articles of species of Ghost Pokemon or other problems with the article itself, feel free to point them out so we can iron them out. The article's on page 163.

 4210 memyselfand I 2, Fri, 25th Mar '11 7:08:21 AM from The Biosphere Relationship Status: A teenager in love
Evening.
The Gengar mating ritual sounds totally awesome....I would pay to watch a movie of it.
Adorable vomity hell-crow~

-ILoveDogs, 2014
excellent
>.>

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You don't how how wrong that came out...

 4212 Calamity Jane, Fri, 25th Mar '11 9:23:53 AM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Uh.

Yeah.

I think the most interesting mating ritual is the sheer awesomeness of the Blaziken Mating Ritual. They're practically Air Jousting!
This is gonna take a while.
 4213 Tracer Bullet, Fri, 25th Mar '11 10:11:58 AM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
^x3 But would you pay to read a mag- (*brick'd*)

(*rubs head*) ... Right.

So. Last night on the chatroom, the topic of gender ratios came up. One issue that was raised was that of the overall viability of 7:1 male to female ratios of certain 'mons in captivity, especially for mammalian 'mons. So we were mulling what sort of handwaves could justify such a ratio for mammalian creatures, or failing that, whether it would make better sense to discard that bit of game mechanics from our articles.

Thoughts?
Hard Boiled Detective Since 1985
 4214 Calamity Jane, Fri, 25th Mar '11 10:13:44 AM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Well, I had explaind in the Zorua Article that the 7:1 Male-female ratio was because many mother Zoroark died protecting their children, either by jumping in front of a car that was about to run them over, dueling to the death with a predator, illness, foiling an evil plot, etc.
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 4215 Blissey 1, Fri, 25th Mar '11 10:14:05 AM from a random Pokècenter Relationship Status: I know
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you mean like with the starters? I mentioned it a ways back, but my idea is that that's not their natural gender ratio, that's just the ratio that their distributed to trainers at.

edited 25th Mar '11 10:14:39 AM by Blissey1

 4216 Calamity Jane, Fri, 25th Mar '11 10:17:51 AM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
But Starter Pokemon aren't the only ones with that Gender Ratio. Riolu, Togepi, Zorua, they all have the same gender ratio. Those are much harder to explain.
This is gonna take a while.
 4217 Blissey 1, Fri, 25th Mar '11 10:24:46 AM from a random Pokècenter Relationship Status: I know
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also keep in mind that us humans IRL don't have a 1:1 gender ratio either. More males are born than females. However, while growing up, men are also a lot more likely to die for whatever reason, so by the time we're reached reproductive maturity, we've evened out to a 1:1 ratio. Granted, our ratio at birth isn't anywhere near as crazy as 7:1 male to female, but still...

Maybe it's that way with pokemon, but more extreme? A ton more males are born, but not that many survive to reproductive maturity.

edited 25th Mar '11 10:25:17 AM by Blissey1

 4218 Tracer Bullet, Fri, 25th Mar '11 10:28:12 AM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
So the observed gender ratios of wild starters are more normal because males tend to die off easier than they would in captivity? Kinda morbid, but it works...
Hard Boiled Detective Since 1985
 4219 Calamity Jane, Fri, 25th Mar '11 10:28:21 AM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Actually, the male/female ratio in the entire planet skews towards female. At least according to my Geometry Teacher, who is male.
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 4220 Tracer Bullet, Fri, 25th Mar '11 10:30:54 AM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
It does (52:48), but that's for the overall human population. I don't know whether that holds for gender ratios at birth though...
Hard Boiled Detective Since 1985
 4221 Calamity Jane, Fri, 25th Mar '11 10:32:58 AM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Still, the only explanation I could think of for the 7:1 male-to-female in the Zorua Line in particular was because sometimes being a Mama Bear can lead to death.

edited 25th Mar '11 10:33:05 AM by CalamityJane

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 4222 memyselfand I 2, Fri, 25th Mar '11 10:34:35 AM from The Biosphere Relationship Status: A teenager in love
Evening.
@Thrombin: Not what I meant.

Adorable vomity hell-crow~

-ILoveDogs, 2014
 4223 Blissey 1, Fri, 25th Mar '11 10:35:33 AM from a random Pokècenter Relationship Status: I know
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it's like I said, guys die more often than women, so over all, there's more females. If you limit the world population to 15 and under though, there's more males.

at least, according to the CIA factbook

edited 25th Mar '11 10:35:53 AM by Blissey1

 4224 Calamity Jane, Fri, 25th Mar '11 10:37:28 AM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Well, the death explanation works for Zoroark, but it doesn't work for the gender ratio of Zorua. I mean, after all, if the children are taken care of so fervently by their mothers, you'd think more female Zorua would exist.
This is gonna take a while.
 4225 Blissey 1, Fri, 25th Mar '11 10:40:23 AM from a random Pokècenter Relationship Status: I know
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perhaps there's some sort of disease/virus that male Zorua are more vulnerable to than female Zorua?
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