The Pokédex - Extended Fanon Edition:
- Your article contains unclear usage of the term "umbrate." In one section, you refer to it as a substance that composes these guys' bells, akin to how Thrombin referred to it in his Ghost-type article, in another, you use it to refer to a thick membrane.
- How do levitating jellies get affected by Ground-type attacks? Are they an inch off the ground or something?
- Regarding Jellicent's environment: "Saltine" refers to crackers. "Salt" or "Salty" water is what you're looking for.
- You refer to Jellicent attempting to devour souls in your Hazards section, but make no reference to such a form of sustenance in its diet section.
- The wording of the part where Jellicent are mentioned as navigational hazards seems iffy for some reason. Also, you leave it rather ambiguous as to how much of a hazard they represent. (Are all waters off of Unova suicidal to navigate without Electric-Types, or are Jellicent concentrated in Bermuda Triangle-esque pockets?).
- You didn't give any inkling as to how Jellicent could be safely bred in captivity while implying that it was possible, which would probably be relevant information for would-be breeders.
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- Altaria cotton is super-strong
- They can fly really high up
- They're somewhat in danger, and is protected.
Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
- Swablu 
- Altaria 
Physical DescriptionsSwablu are birdlike Pokémon, characterized by its round, blue-colored body and white, cottonlike wings. Other features include a short white beak and two long, antennae-like feathers protruding from its head. Its typical body size ranges between a Pokéball and a basketball. Swablu have well-developed vocal cords and their singing has a very soothing effect. Altaria is the matured form of Swablu. It develops body parts commonly found in Dragon-type Pokémon, such as high-pressure, high-temperature lungs and very hard, strong claws. The antennae-like feathers on top of its head grew even longer. An Altaria's body is fully cloaked with the cottonlike material found on its wings. Its vocal cords become much more finely tuned, and its neck also grows longer.
DietSwablu and Altaria eat berries, nuts, fruits, or other plant material. Altaria living in the Sky Pillar will travel to nearby uninhabited islands and harvest fruits and berries to feed their young.
Notable BiologySwablu's signature cotton wings are weblike structures composed of thin fibrous strands. Near the base (a thin bony arm), it is composed of living cells that stick together to create an interlocking web structure before hardening. The wings must be cleaned and dried before flying, as they become too heavy if they have too much dirt locked inside. Newborn Swablus' wings have coarse fibers that become lighter, but also tougher and harder to stain as they moult. An Altaria's cottonlike wings are made of the same structure as a Swablu's, only much finer (to a microscopic degree). Any dirt or dust will be repelled, and liquids will just slip through, making them perpetually clean and bright white. The fibers are so tough that Silph Co. engineers have used it as a base material for things such as lightweight bulletproof clothing and Master Balls. They are so hard to artificially produce, however, that mass production would be impossible for the forseeable future. Molted cloud-wings serve as nests for eggs. One aspect of Swablu/Altaria that has puzzled scientists is its ability to hover in the air for extended periods of time. Swablu still occasionally flap their wings, particularly when being active. An Altaria, in contrast, almost never uses its wings, preferring to curl them to the back of its body. It can hover for as long as 6 hours above ground, and its maximum flying altitude can be as high as 10,000m. A brain scan experiment revealed that these birds have latent psychic abilities that deals only with air, which they use to generate air currents to bob themselves up. When in high altitudes, it uses this power to keep its bearings while riding on top of existing air currents. Scientists speculate that the two antennae-like feathers help this ability. Altariae are also prized for their singing voice, said to be one of the best in the world. It only sings to those it feels attached to, like its offspring or a Trainer that raises it well.
HabitatThe Swablu line originated from the Hoenn region, though they can also be sighted in other regions. They prefer quiet areas, which drove them away from human habitations. It is extremely rare to see Altaria in the wild, because they will fly high up once a human is sighted. Only when inside a closed area such as the Sky Pillar will wild ones be sighted. Research has confirmed the existence of a high-altitude Altaria migratory path between the Sky Pillar and Routes 114-115. It seems that they were forced out by the early settlers of Fallarbor Town, and eventually settled in the largely untouched and long-abandoned Sky Pillar. While some Altaria still make the return flight, most build their nests right on top of Sky Pillar. Within a century, they will have moved completely to the Sky Pillar, and will not be found anywhere in mainland Hoenn. Trainers from Sinnoh and Unova have reported rare sightings of Swablu and Altaria in their regions. Upon capture, genetic analysis indicates that the Sinnoh Swablu bears many similarities to Sky Pillar Swablu. This might indicate yet another migration of the population taking place from the Sky Pillar. Since Swablu are incapable of moving across regions, its presence in Sinnoh is a promising sign that the line might be able to thrive in other climates. Nevertheless, any Swablu/Altaria settlement are now closely monitored by researchers and guarded to prevent poaching.
HazardsBoth forms of the Swablu line are generally nonviolent creatures. Anyone approaching slowly and with no harsh intentions can usually see a Swablu up close. They are agitated to loud noises, and an annoyed Swablu might start attacking the source. An Altaria prefers to fly away, but if the sound is loud enough or if it is cornered, it will also start to attack. Threatening an Altaria's nest will also prompt the mother to attack. Being a Dragon type, an enraged Altaria is a significant threat to any opponent. It is capable of strong wind-based attacks, and its draconic organs makes it capable of attacks like Dragon Breath. The most powerful ones can cloak themselves in a coat of air, then shoot at their opponent with the speed of a sniper rifle bullet. This attack, known as “Sky Attack”, can tear through aircraft hulls with ease. Because Altaria can be found in cruising altitudes and their high sensitivity to sound, airplanes are banned from flying within a 10km radius of any large Altarian habitat, both for conservation and their own safety.
CourtingExactly how Altaria mate is still a subject of current research, although it is widely belived that courting involves two Altaria singing to each other while rising in altitude. Whether mating is done after the descent or in the air is still unknown.
Social StructureAltaria live in flocks, though most will stay high up in the air (500-1500m) while a few keeps watch over the Swablu on the ground and flies lower.
ConservationThe Swablu evolution line is designated Protected Pokémon status, after a study by Birch et al. showing rapidly decreasing numbers of newborn Swablu in Routes 114-115. Sky Pillar is already under Restricted Entry status, which means Trainers who wish to enter must present six(6) Hoenn gym badges, demonstrating competence in the proper care of Pokémon. Poaching and black-market sale of both Swablu and Altaria are strictly banned and any violators (including, but not limited to, poacher, seller, and buyer) will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
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