Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
- Munchlax 
- Snorlax 
Physical DescriptionBoth Munchlax and Snorlax are large, round, bipedal, mammalian creatures with pointed ears. Both have blue-green colored fur, Snorlax's is very short and it has a large patch of cream colored fur covering its face and underside. While Munchlax has long sheets of body hair where it often stashes food.
Notable BiologyMunchlax, and even more so Snorlax, have one of the most powerful gastric acid of any creature known to man. Capable of dissolving anything from tree bark, to rubber, to even metal. Many food-borne bacteria and fungi who thrive in gastric juices are easily killed in the acid. Making the creatures completely immune to any negative effects of eating diseased or rotten food. This adaptation is most likely to accommodate the species' voracious appetite. Snorlax are one of the heaviest pokemon on record, weighing in over 1000 pounds on average. Some larger individuals weighing at well over a ton. A significant portion of that bulk is a thick sheet of blubber on the creature. This blubber lacks many nerve endings, and thus, act like a sort of natural armor. It is almost impervious to temperatures and physical attacks alike, making it one of the most durable pokemon in the world. The species second most famous trait is the large amount of sleep they require. Munchlax are generally hyper-active when they are awake and frequently take naps to conserve energy for growth. Snorlax are known to become extremely lethargic after an eating binge and sleep for days to even weeks on end. Culminating in legendary eating sprees in the fall and a 3-month hibernation period in the winter. During sleep Munchlax and Snorlax are almost impossible to wake up, and are only known to be responsive to the sound of a specially made Pokeflute. During this time one might think that a sleeping Snorlax is like a sitting Psyduck but almost no pokemon can pierce their fatty hides and thus Snorlax have no natural predators. Munchlax are not so lucky and often hide in trees before sleeping.
HabitatSnorlax are nomadic, traveling large distances to find enough food to sustain itself. They are most commonly sighted in remote mountainous areas but are attracted to any place with large amounts of food.
DietSnorlax and Munchlax are notorious for eating every thing and anything they can get their hands on. Things like tires, street signs, and plastic bottles have been found inside the stomachs of Snorlax, all in a significant state of digestion. Though they are primarily foragers, Snorlax can and will eat any meat it can find. However, Snorlax are usually too lazy to actively hunt and just scavenge carcasses from other animals. Munchlax on the other hand seem to have a preference for sweet food and often stash large amounts of sweet berries under their body hair. They are also easily attracted to the scent of honey, and are often spotted raiding Combee hives for the stuff.
HazardsSnorlax can eat over 900 pounds of food in one sitting, and can severely deplete the resources of any given area. Thus they are the bane of farmers everywhere as they can easily devour and entire crop in a few days, causing massive ecological and economic damage in the process. Despite their overweight appearance, a significant portion of their bodies is pure muscle. They are strong enough to break sheet rock with ease and are one of the few pokemon that can overpower a rampaging Tyranitar in the wild. Though they are generally docile it is not wise to anger a Snorlax. Also, never, ever, EVER get in the way of a Snorlax and its food. It will not hesitate to smash you aside for a meal, or consume you along the way. As there have been reports of sufficiently desperate Snorlax attacking and eating humans.
CourtingSnorlax are very solitary and very rare pokemon. When two members of the opposite sex meet, their first reaction is to breed immediately. Afterwords they part ways or fight each other for food and territory. Female Snorlax have long gestation periods of up to as much as 15 months, in which time they eat even more than normal. After all this Snorlax rarely lay more than three eggs. After hatching the young Munchlax follow their mothers around and eat whatever the mother can spare them. After about a year the mother drives them off as they start to drain her own food supply too much. the Munchlax then go off on their own to find food themselves.
Social StructureSnorlax are completely solitary, as any given ecosystem cannot possibly support a group of Snorlax. Areas known to have Snorlax population only have one per every 300 acres or so. When two Snorlax DO meet they either breed, or most often, fight. The loser usually fleeing the area to find unclaimed territory to forage in.
edited 2nd Jun '10 3:15:48 PM by Neo_Crimson
edited 29th May '10 2:27:40 PM by Blissey1
edited 29th May '10 3:25:59 PM by Pykrete
Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
- Magikarp 
- Gyrados 
Notable BiologyMagikarp are not known for being much,other then a prime source of food for many other pokemon and humans,and the niche of prey they fill. Also known for being incredibly weak,so many trainers will not even attempt to raise them.[TRAINERS NOTE: There are Magikarp salesmen,so if you insist on buying one,barter the price DOWN.] Even though they are quite docile. Very few in the wild will actually go on to evolve into thier more fearsome state. [See also: Magikarp Recipes] Gyrados,on the other hand,is very much Magikarps polar oppasite. It has a nasty temperment,and even for the best trainers,can be hard to keep in line. And now that it is at the top of the food chain,it is often very territorial,and will fight other pokemon it even thinks is a threat. It is not unusual to find a Gyrados and Tentacruel fighting it out in the oceans,though the Gyrados may simply be trying to eat the Tentacruel. Many people live in fear of this beast,and sightings at beaches often send swimmers back for the shore. Most ocean side cities keep a weather eye out,as many a Gyrados in a foul mood have wreaked havoc upon them.
HabitatMagicarp are spawned in rivers and freshwater lakes,and often spend time going up and down them,and leaping out of the water to catch any bugs flying over. Once one becomes a Gyrados,they are often out at sea,though some may stay and watch over spawns in a sufficiantly sized lake.
DietMagikarp often feed on seaweed and other things at the bottom of rivers and lakes,and do leap out of the water,sometimes to take insect prey. Gyrados on the other hand,eat mostly fish and pretty much any water dwelling pokemon they can catch and fit in thier mouths.
HazardsMagikarp are not real dangerous,and mostly flop about. In the water however,a slap will leave a smarting red mark. Gyrados however,are very dangerous,due to thier temperment and thier incredible strength. They can crush a human very easily,and thier arsenal of attacks can level cities.
CourtingMagikarp have been witnessed spawning in many lakes,but nothing has been found of Gyrados' courtship rituals.
Social StructureMagikarp are very social,and often run in large schools,numbering from the low twenties in small lakes,to upwards of hundreds in the larger lakes. Gyrados tend to be solitary,and occasianally one may choose to watch over it's spawn lake,ensuring survival of many Magikarp.
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Morphs[Oak Catalog #]
- Aron 
- Lairon 
- Aggron 
Physical descriptionsAron 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.
Notable BiologyWhen 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.
HabitatAll 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.
DietAll 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.
HazardsAron 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 CareAggron 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.
Social StructureAll 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
- Squirtle: Being left breathless from an affectionate tackle,not much else otherwise.
- Wartortle: More agressive,and being bigger,more likely to hurt a little more when being affectionate to the trainer.
- Blastoise: Rather lacking,as it is a most docile creature.It could crush with the weight of it's bulk or cause problems with it's claws,but that usually happens on the battlefield.
edited 29th May '10 11:17:49 PM by Skorpio
Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
- Anorith (#347)
- Armaldo (#348)
Notable BiologyRecent advances in technology have allowed scientists to regenerate dead tissue, allowing them to clone previously-extinct Pokémon. At first, these devices had limited potential, but with the graudal advancement and refinement of these devices it is now possible to extract and copy DNA from up to 560 million years ago. Anorith is one of the oldest non-legendary types of Pokémon, and is believed to be the very first species of Pokémon to evolve into a stronger form, the amphibious Armaldo. It was once believed that Anorith and Armaldo were the oldest known ancestor of all Bug-type Pokémon, but recent evidence has shown that the two species are an offshoot (and subsequent evolutionary dead end) from an unknown common ancestor. From studies in captivity, paleo-Pokémon researchers beleive that the Anorith was the dominant aquatic preadator of the time, cruising the warm shallow seas for prey like Lileep. It also posesses a unique form of propulsion- by moving the muscular plates on it's back in a rythmic beating motion, it can move far quicker than one would think. Upon evolution, the mature form of the species, the Armaldo, would nest on the shores. However, at the time of it's existence, there was very little life (and therefore hardly any prey) on land, so it spent much of it's life in deeper waters, searching for prey. It is also interesting to note that Armaldo posess the first legs in known biological history. It is widely believed (see Mating and Courtship) that the animals would lay eggs on land, where there were no predators to threaten their young. Upon hatching, Anorith would crawl to the sea. To support this theory, Anorith are capable of "holding their breath" while away from the sea- they can store large amounts of oxygen in their blood, a surprisingly advanced adaptation for such an ancient Pokémon. Lucky trainers who own either one of these Pokémon may also notice that it has a habit of swallowing small pebbles. This helps to grind their food in their stomach and acts as ballast, allowing them to sink to greater depths.
HabitatAnorith once lived in shallow seas. In it's heyday, the land was still near-uncolonized save for a handful of plants, and it is believed that Armaldo were some of the first Pokémon to travel ashore.
DietBoth Anorith and Armaldo are carnivorous. Both animals posess a simple set of jaws, with which they can crack open tough shells and even bone. It is believed that Armaldo were the apex predators of their time.
HazardsAnorith and Armaldo are still incredbily rare amongst the casual Trainer community. As they have been extinct for millions of years, they tend to fare poorly when not in the care of a trained researcher. They have little to no immunity against most conventional diseases, and they have tremendous difficulty respirating in dry air. (TRAINER'S NOTE: Keep your Anorith oxygenated by making sure it has ready access to a source of cool water.) Nonetheless, an agitated or alarmed Anorith or Armaldo is not something to be taken lightly. The large prehensile crushing tentacles around the Anorith's mouth have the capability to crush bone easily, and an Armaldo can easily trample a human into the ground. However, these sorts of attacks are rare and the Pokémon prefer to flee from danger. When moving, they are generally slow and sluggish, and so are easy to outrun. They only display bursts of energy if they believe that their life is threatened. (such as in battles.) Recently, there has been some controversy about the ethics of using extinct Pokémon for battle. Supporters of this movement claim that these Pokémon, not used to being caught or trained in their own time, should only be used for research purposes. The movement is gaining strength, and some smaller Leagues do indeed forbid the use of revived Pokémon in tournament matches. However, in the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh Leagues the use of extinct Pokémon is still permitted.
CourtingNo Armaldo have ever been observed mating. All specimens of these Pokémon are created artificially.
Social StructureVery little is known about the social structure of these Pokémon. Seeing as how there are less than 100 revived animals alive today, it is very rare to see more than one in the same location, as many are on loan to research labs and universities around the world.
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