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The Pokédex - Extended Fanon Edition:

 5201 Calamity Jane, Sun, 24th Apr '11 8:13:16 AM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
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 5202 memyselfand I 2, Sun, 24th Apr '11 8:31:39 AM from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Brrr.
Elemental Monkey rough draft.

Pansage, Panpour, Pansear Lines (collectively referred to as the elemental monkeys)

Morphs [Oak Catalog Number]

  • Pansage (#511)

  • Simisage (#512)

  • Pansear (#513)

  • Simisear (#514)

  • Panpour (#515)

  • Simipour (#516)

Physical Description

The first thing that must be said about the elemental monkeys is that they are not all related by evolution. However, they are closely similar with regard to both anatomy and DNA (and most likely share a common ancestor), and so they are listed collectively for simplicity’s sake. The Pokémon that are related by evolution are; Pansage and Simisage, Pansear and Simisear, and Panpour and Simipour.

The first evolutions of all three lines are very similar in appearance. All three resemble small monkeys, with short fur. All three are .6 meters tall, and weigh 11 kilograms. Their torso, arms, and lower face are a light tan, while the rest of their body (upper head, ears, legs, and a long, thin tail) is a variable color (green for Pansage, red for Pansear, and blue for Panpour). Oddly, Panpour’s body is colored differently, with a blue neck, upper face, and tail-tip only. They have large, round ears, with different colors on the inside (light green for Pansage, orange for Pansear, and cyan for Panpour). Their eyes resemble those of humans, but are larger (Panpour’s are almost perennially closed, Pansear’s are usually half-open, while Pansage’s are generally fully open). Each species has a differently shaped tuft on their head (Pansage’s resembles a small piece of broccoli with three yellow spots and is actually a small plant, Pansear’s resembles a small flame and contains a small pyro-sac, and Panpour’s resembles a geyser and doubles as water storage), and a different tail-tip (Pansear’s tail ends in a spade-shaped tip, Panpour’s in a club-shaped tip, and Pansage’s in two leaves). All three elemental monkeys’ hands resemble mittens, with only two fingers, one much larger than the other (Both fingers are equipped with short, sharp claws). Their feet are paw-like, with three tightly packed toes. All three have different types (Pansage is Grass, Pansear is Fire, and Panpour is Water).

Simisage evolves from Pansage upon exposure to chemicals found in certain plants (In captivity, this effect can be duplicated by an item called a Leaf Stone). It is 1.1 meters tall, and weighs 30.5 kilograms. The green sections of fur have lengthened and become spikier, giving Simisage the appearance of wearing overlarge green pants and sleeves. The plant on its head has grown since evolution, and is now a tall bush. Simisear’s ears have lengthened and narrowed. It has grown spiky white tufts of fur over its eyes (which have become proportionally much smaller) and shoulders. Its hands have become prehensile and five-fingered, like a human’s, and its claws are sharper. The spaces between its toes have widened slightly. Finally, its tail-tip has become a small mass of thorns, giving it an unofficial name of “The Thorn Monkey Pokémon.”

Simisear evolves from Pansear upon exposure to intense heat, usually from a fire (In captivity, this effect can be duplicated by an item called a Fire Stone). It is one meter tall, and weighs 28 kilograms. The red sections of fur have, unlike Simisage’s fur, remained short and flat. The tuft on its head has become larger and more elaborate, now resembling a fire instead of a single flame. It is significantly wider than Pansear, with a round, egg-shaped belly. Like Simisage, it has developed additional white fur tufts, but they are puffy, and only on its shoulders. Its hands have become prehensile, and its toes have spaced out. Its tail has become fluffy and curly, and looks like a fire.

Simipour evolves from Panpour upon exposure to chemicals found in certain bodies of water (In captivity, this effect can be duplicated by an item called a Water Stone). It is one meter tall, and weighs 29 kilograms, although much of this weight is due to water retention in the head tuft. The blue sections of fur have changed completely. First, its tail is entirely blue. The tuft on its head has become six long, braid-like tendrils that droop around its head. Simipour’s neck is surrounded by a small white tuft, which continues down its torso as a blue “dress.” Its ears have shrunken. Its hands have become prehensile, and its toes have spaced out. Its tail is longer, and the tuft at the end now resembles a Panpour’s head tuft.

Like all Pokémon, the elemental monkeys have a potential mutation that alters their color. The “Shiny” versions of the three pre-evolutions are a lighter shade than their regular counterparts (except Pansear, who turns orange). The “Shiny, ” evolutions, however, are a darker shade than their counterparts. These mutations are highly prized by collectors for their rarity.

Notable Biology

The tuft on the head of Pansage and Simisage is actually a plant. This plant is attached to Pansage from birth, and its removal is usually fatal. This plant shares a symbiotic relationship with Pansage. In exchange for protection, the plant grants Pansage and Simisage access to its abilities, which include rapid dispensing of seeds (That can also be used to grow plants to attack the foe, as the seeds produced by Pansage and Simisage’s plant grow and die extremely quickly), and its leaves, which can heal many ailments (But are incredibly bitter). Pansage and Simisage are very generous with their leaves, offering them to almost any Pokémon they deem in need of one. Unfortunately, the plant has set up several structures inside Pan/Simisage, and one of these constricts several of its vocal cords. As a consequence, Pan/Simisage usually do not speak in anything higher than a mumbly whisper.

Pansear and Simisear both possess two internal pyro-sacs. One is in their head-tuft, and only produces heat (it can be heated up at will and used to keep Pansear warm in cold climates), and one is located near their stomach (it is far more developed in Simisear, and is the reason for Simisear’s large belly). This second pyro-sac produces a combustive liquid that can be released at will, allowing Pansear and Simisear to spray jets of flame from their mouth. In addition, Simisear has a third pyro-sac, stored in its tail. This allows Simisear to launch flames in all directions by waving its tail, which has several pores to let the flames out. This has earned it the nickname, “The Ember Pokémon.” Pan/Simisear's ears are also, despite their size, extremely weak, and Pan/Simisear does not hear well. However, it compensates by having an acute sense of both sight and smell.

Panpour and Simipour’s head tufts double as water bladders. The bladders will gather water from the air, and both Panpour and Simipour will often stick the bladders into bodies of water to fill them up faster. Each water bladder (one is stored in every puff on Panpour’s geyser-tuft, and every one of Simipour’s braids) is connected to the tail by a long tube. A small opening at the tip of the tail, hidden by the tuft, allows Panpour and Simipour to fire off high-pressure jets of water when necessary. This has earned them the moniker, “The Geyser Pokémon.” In addition, the water bladders also store various nutrients, and plants that were watered with the water from a Panpour or Simipour tend to grow well. Pan/Simipour's eyesight is not very good, so it keeps its eyes closed most of the time. It compensates for this with incredible hearing and smell.

Evolution has a significant effect on the personalities and behavior of the elemental monkeys, usually exaggerating their personality greatly. Pansage is generally a fairly excitable Pokémon. Upon evolution, however, Simisage’s plant begins stimulating the production of sugars in its host. Consequently, Simisage is generally incredibly active. Pansear is usually a somewhat bored Pokémon. Simisear, however, is almost completely apathetic. Panpour is a rather lax Pokémon, not often doing much until needed. Simipour, however, is almost completely inactive until either told to do something or threatened.

Interestingly, the elemental monkeys are 87% male, with a very small percentage of females. (See Social Structure and Courtship and Childrearing)

Habitat

The elemental monkeys are rarely found in tall grass, leading Trainers to make the false assumption that they are rare in the wild. This is because the elemental monkeys spend most of their lives in the trees of Pinwheel Forest and Lostlorn Forest. If you find one on the ground, it is almost always one of the pre-evolutions, which has either fallen out of the tree or sent out on food collection. They are generally easy to find, as they will rustle around in the grass, attempting to find a way back up the tree (The pre-evolutions are poor climbers, as they lack fingers) or attempting to find food. It is advised that you not attempt to catch any monkey that is near a tree, as their parents will most likely attack you for harming their child, or their troop will attack you for harming their troopmate. Should you wish to own an elemental monkey, it is advised that you either purchase one from a Pokémon store, or capture one that has been banished from its colony (See Social Structure).

Diet

The elemental monkeys are primarily herbivorous, feeding off the berries, leaves, and nuts in their trees. However, when food is scarce, they have been known to hunt other Pokémon and eat them. A pre-evolution can eat several ounces of food a day, but the final evolutions (which are fortunately rare) can eat up to a pound of fruit and nuts in a single sitting. All the elemental monkeys are fiercely protective of their food, and will even attack other monkeys to keep a meal.

Interestingly, the elemental monkeys have discovered cooked food. During mealtimes, Pansear and Simisear will cook some of the berries (and some of the meat, if there is any) with its head-tuft to add some additional variety to the menu.

The pre-evolutions are often given berries to carry around. This is done in case they become hungry outside of mealtimes while not near an adult.

[[Trainer’s Note: If you give an elemental monkey a berry to hold, it is likely to eat it at the first opportunity.]]

Hazards

The pre-evolutions are not very dangerous, although their claws and teeth are surprisingly sharp (never attempt to pet a wild elemental monkey, as it will probably see you as a threat and claw you). In addition, they may have minor elemental attacks, which can be unpleasant to experience (Pansear will rarely use elemental attacks in the wild, as fire in a forest is a bad idea, but Pansage often know Vine Whip (which they execute by hitting you with their tail, which is stretchy and flexible), and Panpour usually know Water Gun. As such, if you want to capture an elemental monkey, be prepared for a fight, and bring a strong Pokémon.

The evolutions are faster and stronger than their pre-evolutions, and their elemental attacks are far stronger. Simisage can fire seeds containing a chemical that causes them to explode, which has been dubbed, “Seed Bomb, ” for obvious reasons. The chemical produced by Simisear’s pyro-sacs is far more potent, and it can launch much larger and hotter blasts of fire. Simipour’s water bladders have expanded, allowing it access to almost two gallons of water at a time.

If you are unwise enough to bother a monkey colony (See Social Structure), be prepared for an incredibly tough battle. Every single monkey in the colony (excluding babies) will immediately attack you from above, with claws, teeth, and elemental attacks, until you either leave or die.

[[Trainer’s Note: If you own a Panpour or Simipour, it is advised that you not bring it with you to dry climates, as it does not survive well in them.]]

Social Structure

The elemental monkeys are incredibly social Pokémon, forming colonies in the trees that are dozens strong. Each colony is led by a single evolved female, usually a Simisage (At any time, a different evolved female can challenge the current leader for leadership. These conflicts are settled by displays of intimidation until one of the two competitors backs down. Only rarely do they escalate into actual battle), for obvious reasons. The members of the colony are divided into specific groups, each doing a different job. For example, there are usually several Pansear and Simisear assigned to cook food, and Panpour and Simipour are often assigned to either put out any fires in the forest, or to water the colony’s home tree and any nearby food-bearing plants. Other, non-species-specific jobs include food-finding and nursing of children. Colonies are very organized, and monkeys who do not perform their duties are banished (Banished monkeys are usually found on the forest floor, and far from the trees, as they are not welcome there. If you wish to catch one, go ahead). As more monkeys enter a colony, it will expand into additional trees.

When two colonies collide during the course of expansion, they will engage in a large-scale intimidation display and battle. The losing colony will be forced to flee, and the winning colony will take over the loser’s trees.

Courtship and Childrearing

Pansear, Pansage, and Panpour do not breed in the wild, although they can in captivity. Once per year, the evolved colony members will enter heat. At this point, the males of the colony will engage in displays and occasionally even fights. Eventually, the colony leader will select a male and mate with them. Additional males will mate with lesser females in the colony. The eggs will gestate for several months, and the baby monkeys will spend another several months being trained in a nursery (not by their parents), being taught to climb and fight.

Once the babies reach maturity, they will be assigned to a job depending on their skills. For example, a Panpour with a good nose would be assigned to food-finding, while a Pansear with no particular skills would just be assigned to cooking food.

In Human Society

The pre-evolved elemental monkeys are loved by children, for their cuteness and playfulness. The evolutions, however, are not as popular, due to their larger size and tendency to inadvertently injure children in play. As such, most non-Trainers who own elemental monkeys do not evolve them.

The leaves of a Pansage or Simisage’s plants have been used in many medicines. They are usually mixed with honey or vanilla to make them drinkable, as they taste absolutely disgusting.

Pansear are often used in professional kitchens, to heat food quickly. Some stores sell Pansear specifically for this purpose.

The elemental monkeys do not play a large part in popular culture, although they are occasionally portrayed as tricksters or mentors. However, there is a famous painting of a Pansage, a Pansear, and a Panpour. The Pansage has its hands over its mouth, the Pansear has its hands over its ears, and the Panpour has its hands over its eyes. This painting is stated to represent the maxim, “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.”

[[Trainer’s Note: To own an elemental monkey, you must be prepared for a commitment. They have a tendency for mischief, and you will have to take this in hand, unless you enjoy being regularly set on fire, drenched, or wrapped up in vines.]]

edited 25th Apr '11 7:30:32 PM by memyselfandI2

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 5203 Tracer Bullet, Sun, 24th Apr '11 9:13:57 AM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
Hm... I would have thought that there would be more variation in diet and some mention of the unique specialized organs that each monkey pair possesses, but this seems like a good start.
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 5204 rmctagg09, Sun, 24th Apr '11 9:31:27 AM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Also, a group of monkeys would be called a troop, not a flock.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

It's typed rmctagg09.
 5205 Silent Reverence, Sun, 24th Apr '11 9:52:14 AM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
adopting kitteh
Really? I thought it was a pack. Damn, one can learn new stuff everyday. [lol]
 5206 memyselfand I 2, Sun, 24th Apr '11 9:52:27 AM from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Brrr.
[up] [up]Changed it.

[up][up][up] What specialized organs would there be, besides the ones discussed?

edited 24th Apr '11 9:52:45 AM by memyselfandI2

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 5207 Tracer Bullet, Sun, 24th Apr '11 9:56:10 AM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
(*facepalm*)

Sorry, I didn't see that...

Does Pan/Simisage's plant component enable it to receive some sustenance via photosynthesis? Otherwise, why is it important?

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 5208 memyselfand I 2, Sun, 24th Apr '11 9:59:40 AM from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Brrr.
[up] It gives Pan/Simisage its attacks. It's sort of like Paras's mushroom, just without the Nightmare Fuel.
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 5209 Tangent 128, Sun, 24th Apr '11 11:36:28 AM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
dy/dx
Hmm... I would find a trigger besides "large amounts of water", or Panpour would evolve as soon as it takes a swim. tongue

The gender ratio thing still bugs me, but that's a general issue.


Also, last night in chat we brought up the subject of Pokémon language. We think in most cases they do in fact use Pokémon Speak, but several questions came up:

  • Do all Pokémon of a species speak in the same way? Or do Unovan Charmander say "Charmander!" where Kanto Charmander say "Hitokage!"?
  • Can all Pokémon understand each other worldwide? For instance, a Kanto Charmander can presumably understand Chars, Squirtle, and Saurs from their region, but could they understand Charmander born and raised in Unova?
  • If a Pichu was taken in by a Nidoran nest from birth, would it say "Pichu" or "Nidoran"?

edited 24th Apr '11 11:36:46 AM by Tangent128

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 5210 Marioguy 128, Sun, 24th Apr '11 11:52:17 AM from various galaxies
Geomancer
While I believe Pokémon Speak does come into play a lot, not all Pokemon have it, something to keep in mind. They have cries of their own, which the games try to have in onomatopoeia. But I suppose on the 3rd point, they would fall back on cries of their own, or they wouldn't be affected at all. Like, the Pokémon Speak is hardwired into their brains.

edited 24th Apr '11 11:57:23 AM by Marioguy128

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 5211 Blissey 1, Sun, 24th Apr '11 11:59:42 AM from a random Pokčcenter Relationship Status: I know
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yeah, have pokemon language be genetic. That way, where they're from and how they were raised won't really matter.

edited 24th Apr '11 11:59:55 AM by Blissey1

 5212 rmctagg09, Sun, 24th Apr '11 2:03:08 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
I'm sure they still have dialects though, like how European crows have different cries than American crows.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

It's typed rmctagg09.
 5213 Waxing Name, Sun, 24th Apr '11 4:05:43 PM from The floor of the 54 Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Don't let it die
Well, this may or may not be off topic, but may I put a link to the Fanon Pokédex in the main Pokémon page's floatbox under the "Fan Works" section?
Please help out our The History Of Video Games page.
 5214 Calamity Jane, Sun, 24th Apr '11 4:08:33 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Second in Command
Not sure.
It's Mallow, not shallow.
 5215 Tangent 128, Sun, 24th Apr '11 4:15:42 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
dy/dx
It should be okay. May be better if we get the intro page done, first.

The probably-now-completed guidelines would be the bulk of that, so it shouldn't take much longer. Though we need to decide what else goes on such a page.
Conversation is a contact sport.
 5216 Silent Reverence, Sun, 24th Apr '11 5:29:23 PM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
adopting kitteh
Waxing: you may want to ask the Pokémon Page's curator.

Also, since it is holy sunday and I have nothing more interesting to do since the chat in pokélanguages, I have decided to scout my harddrive and backups in search of the documents I did with fanon Esperanto names for Pokémon. That and looking for binomial names for the Cinccino line.
 5217 Tracer Bullet, Sun, 24th Apr '11 7:35:01 PM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
So... Someone earlier mentioned that Poke-speak might have regional dialects. What level of divergence are we talking about here (e.g. compare the level of divergence amongst English dialects to those of Chinese dialects)?
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 5218 Calamity Jane, Sun, 24th Apr '11 7:38:03 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Second in Command
It's sort of like that wild mass guess I posted ages ago. Every pokemon on poke-planet speaks the same language, but their accents and dialects are so different as to tell each other apart immediately.
It's Mallow, not shallow.
 5219 Justice Man, Sun, 24th Apr '11 9:08:59 PM from Maryland !
You complete me.
Might wanna talk about Panpour's poor eyesight, Pansage's under developed vocal cords and the low tonal range of Pansear's ears, at the direct benefit to the rest of their senses probably, due to speciation brought upon by contact with the elemental stones resulting in several castes' who, while more specialized, allow the overall functionality of the troop to increase when all working in tandem. Kind of like Man After Man, but with Monkey's and Superpowers.
 5220 Marioguy 128, Sun, 24th Apr '11 9:16:01 PM from various galaxies
Geomancer
[up]Is there any evidence of that at all in the Pokemon media? While they are based off of the three wise monkeys, Pansage seemed to be able to speak quite fine in the anime.
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 5221 Calamity Jane, Sun, 24th Apr '11 9:18:01 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Second in Command
Well, Pansage never seems to yell or anything. At the very least, it's softspoken.
It's Mallow, not shallow.
 5222 Marioguy 128, Sun, 24th Apr '11 9:20:32 PM from various galaxies
Geomancer
Hmm, true.

Yeah, you might want to put those in.

edited 24th Apr '11 9:21:59 PM by Marioguy128

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 5223 Calamity Jane, Sun, 24th Apr '11 9:22:24 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Second in Command
Now that I think about it, even when Pansage was happy or angry, it didn't really vocalize any louder than normal. Especially after he got better from being sick in the episode with Dwebble. There was a lot of yelling in that episode, but none of it came from Pansage.

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It's Mallow, not shallow.
 5224 Blissey 1, Sun, 24th Apr '11 10:01:33 PM from a random Pokčcenter Relationship Status: I know
insert title here
also, my thought on the monkeys because I didn't post them earlier.

Saying "if you re stupid enough" is really un-scholarly. I'm sure there's a more civil way to say stupid.

also, needs more Simisage/Elvis reference. Like maybe part of Simisages intimidation displays involves some of the Kings dance moves.

Hmm...I wonder if the pokeverse has an Elvis...we haven't really touched on music in the pokeverse much, have we?

edited 24th Apr '11 10:07:30 PM by Blissey1

 5225 Calamity Jane, Sun, 24th Apr '11 10:03:56 PM from California Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Second in Command
Would that mean that Simisage mumbles a lot?
It's Mallow, not shallow.
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