So here's the Aron line.
Morphs[Oak Catalog #]
- Aron 
- Lairon 
- Aggron 
Aron are small Steel-type Pokemon that are small and round, with blue eyes and a spike on their bodies. Lairon are larger with a spiky back, two teeth in their bottom jaw, and are also far less round than an Aron, with distict body parts. Aggron are bipedal, with two white horns that grow longer with age, as well as a powerful tail.
When Aron evolve, they shed their armor, which is either taken by humans to use as armor or eaten by the newly evolved Lairon for nutrients. Lairon are known for living near mineral water springs and for fighting other Lairon for territory.
Aggron are very long-lived, often living up to 100 years and gaining horns that are up three feet long. These horns are often used to break through bedrock while searching for iron ore. They are also helpful to the environment, as they help restore their mountain territories after landslides or fires.
A natural rival of this species is the Larvitar line, as both Agrron and Tyranitar are very territorial, though Aggron will win most fights due to its type advantage. However, Tyranitar's natural ferocity and ability to use Earthquake can sometimes alter the battle in its favor.
All members of the Aron line live in or on mountains and caves, with Aggron claiming an entire mountain as its territory. If food becomes scarce however, they are known to leave to look for other sources of metal, leading to confrontations with humans.
All members of the Aron line eat iron and iron ore and drink mineral water to strengthen their shells and keep them hard. They will eat other metals, but prefer iron. If it is hard to obtain iron, trainers will feed their Pokemon special iron-rich Pokefood. If times are really hard, stories of Lairon and Aggron cannibalizing Aron are uncommon but not unheard of.
Aron will eat anything iron that they come across, making them pests in mountain settlements due to their habit of eating bridges and railroad. In one case, a strip-mining operation that removed most of the iron ore off of a mountain caused most of the local Aron population to go down to the town and eat everything metal there. For that reason, it is a good idea to keep your Aron well fed and in your sight at all times when you're in a city. Luckily, Aron are mostly docile and aren't much of a threat to humans.
Lairon, on the other hand, are much stronger than Aron, territorial, and often make their homes near veins of iron ore, leading to direct conflict with humans looking to mine. Lairon are fairly powerful Pokemon, with a bone-crushing bite and very high defense. For this reason, it is advised to bring strong Ground Pokemon, such as Onix, Garchomp, or Dugtrio while exploring a cave.
Aggron are even more territorial, attacking anything they percieve to be a threat or competition, and being one of the few Pokemon capable of taking on a wild Tyranitar in a pure strength battle. Upon seeing a potential threat, they will charge their real or imagined competition with suprising speed and then proceed to beat their opponent into submission, often goring it with its horns or crushing it with its tail. At least a few people die every year from being killed by Aggron in various mountain ranges throughout the world. This is often because they are attacked faster than they can pull out a Pokemon to defend themselves, as they often attack from behind. [Trainer Note: For this reason, if you are approached by a wild Aggron, do your best to appear as nonthreatening as possible.]
While you can train your Lairon or Aggron out of this habit, they will often consider you as part of their territory, and will attack anyone who they percieve as a threat to you if improperly trained.
Courting and Parental Care
Aggron see one another so infrequently that the first instinct upon seeing an Aggron of the opposite gender is to mate. Female Aggron will wedge their eggs inside iron ore deposits and then leave them to their own devices.
These eggs are very hard externally, which discourages most predators from attempting to eat them. When the eggs hatch, the hatchling Aron immediately start eating the iron ore around them, being careful not to become food for a Gible or Gabite. Trainers can score an easy Pokemon just by pulling an egg out of the ore.
All members of the Aron line are solitary, especially Aggron, with a range of one Aggron per three mountains, and only come together to mate or to feed in the case of Aron.
edited 24th Jul '10 11:57:57 AM by rmctagg09