Here we go. Wound up focusing more on Feraligatr than I had intended. Feel free to make suggestions if you find anything is lacking.
Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
TODO: physical descriptions
- Totodile 
- Croconaw 
- Feraligatr 
The Totodile line, as the name would indicate, is a crocodilian species of Pokemon notable for its incredibly powerful jaws—Feraligatr in particular is commonly believed to possess the strongest bite of any Pokemon in the world. The species possesses specialized muscles that allow it to lock its jaw into place, preventing struggling play from escaping their deadly grasp.
While Totodile and Croconaw are able to stand upright, Feraligatr has become too massive for its spine to take such a strain and so it spends most of its time on all fours when not in the water. Despite this, it moves very quickly when crawling, able to put on sudden bursts of speed that belie its bulk.
Like most water Pokemon, Totodile and its evolutions possess a bladder which allows them to dive and propel jets of water. The reptile also possesses a transparent third eyelid and impressive lung capacity, allowing them to stay underwater for long periods of time without discomfort.
All morphs possess a series of red fins or ridges running along the spine; these may help in regulating the creature’s body temperature.
Finally, in all morphs the female is up to 25% larger than the male.
rivers and lakes near forests. Feraligatr spends its time closer to the sea, living in rivers which feature plenty of sand and rocks to sun themselves on.
Typically freshwater fish and insects, along with the occasional mammal. Older specimens such as Croconaw and Feraligatr use their powerful jaws to crack open the shells of Squirtle, Corphish, Shellder and similar aquatic Pokemon. They will occasionally surge out of the water in order to catch drinking Stantler and other large mammals.
Beacause of their thick, scaly hides and focus on teeth, nipping one's parents is a sign of affection amongst Totodile and its evolutions. As such, they do not understand that other creatures find being bitten excruciatingly painful, and thus all variants have a marked tendency to sink their teeth into anything and everything, hanging fast to their victims with remarkable tenacity. Even Totodile’s fangs can seriously mangle flesh and bone, and more mature specimens have been observed to secrete a contact venom that acts as both an anticoagulant and a numbing paralytic agent, giving the illusion that the injury is frozen.
Feraligatr are especially dangerous as their jaws are powerful enough to crush rocks into powder; when combined with their extremely territorial nature and overprotective attitude towards their offspring, they can do considerably worse to human bones. Should you happen upon a nest of Totodile in the wild, restrain your desire to coo and pet the creatures
and stay away from them;
you can be sure that the mother is watching from within the rushes nearby, and she will not be happy if you touch her babies
Feraligatr congregate once every two years at deltas in order to hold mating contests. Because the overwhelming majority of the species is male, there is often stiff competition between bulls to attract a mate. Such courtship displays have been observed to include seeing who can stay upright the longest, knocking over boulders and biting at tree trunks to see who has the strongest forelimbs and jaws, and sprinting on all fours to determine who is the fastest.
Should two or more bulls be tied in all of these events, they will attempt to intimidate each other by opening their mouths and hissing in an overt threat display. Should neither bull back down, they will resort to a duel, grappling with each other and biting to establish superiority. These duels often become extremely violent, and it is not unheard of for the loser to be maimed or even killed.
Once a victor has emerged, the bull and the female swim off to do their business and build a nest for the eggs, of which there are typically two-to-ten. Exactly how the parents mated is not certain, and it is not wise to find out, for the only thing worse than an angry Feraligatr is an angry Feraligatr in heat.
Feraligatr are solitary, monogamous reptiles that mate for a single breeding season before going their separate ways. The female is then given the sole responsibility of brooding the eggs and watching over the infant Totodiles for the next eighteen months, by which point they will have become young adults (i.e., Croconaw). During this time the mother is particularly protective of her offspring, carrying them down to the water in her jaws, teaching them how to swim and utilize their water bladders, feeding them and teaching them how to catch prey, and maintaining a constant vigil over the infants while they sleep.
Once her babies have matured to this point, however, the mother loses all maternal instinct for her offspring and drives them off, seeing them as both threats to her territory and a potential meal. The Croconaw will seek out others of their kind, often crossing the land to do so, and form bands of three-to-five in order to hunt for food. These bands dissolve once the Croconaw reach adulthood and become Feraligatr.
edited 9th May '10 7:06:10 PM by SullenFrog