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Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
- Wynaut 
- Wobbuffet 
Notable BiologyWobbuffet and Wynaut are notable for being completely incapable of harming anything- be it Pokemon or human- significantly without provocation. To compensate for this, they both have immense amounts of stamina,(believed to be caused by Wynaut's constant eating, see the Diet section for more information) and are both among the most intelligent Pokemon currently discovered. Despite their small legs and comparatively large body, Wobbuffet is actually faster than Wynaut. The reason for this is unknown, as the mostly sedentary Wobbuffet would need the speed far less than Wynaut would. Their repertoire is comprised entirely of either defensive moves, or moves that can only harm the opponent if the Wobbuffet is harmed first. When entering battle, a Wobbuffet will prepare to counter an attack by forming a weak Psychic link with their opponent. They will give two warnings to their opponent. First, they will shake vigorously from side-to-side, and then, if the opponent attacks them, they will use either Mirror Coat or Counter. If after all of this the offending party has not left, the Wobbuffet will use the move Encore to trap the Pokemon into using their first move over and over again, to allow the Wobbuffet to always correctly guess what move it is going to use. As a last resort, Wobbuffet will use their Psychic link with their opponent to use Destiny Bond, causing both the Wobbuffet and the opponent to faint. Given Wobbuffet's stamina, however, this situation ever happening is highly unlikely in the wild. Wobbuffet are also notable for their fantastic ability to form Psychic links, be it with their opponent (in the form of the move Destiny Bond), or to protect their young. Until a certain point of maturity is reached, Wobbuffet have such a strong bond with their young they can use Mirror Coat or Counter when it is their young, not the Wobbuffet themselves, that have been attacked. Other than this, little is known of the Wobbuffet line. Wynaut can't be dissected, for obvious reasons, and dead Wobbuffet are notoriously hard to find, due to their long lifespan and uncanny ability to endure many situations that would normally be deadly. Naturally, due to their ability to counterattack, killing one For Science! isn't a good idea. There is only one recorded instance of a Wobbuffet being dissected, and there were no witnesses. The dissection was performed by [REDACTED] in [REDACTED] City. Taken from an interview: So I was on my computer late at night and I.... um... well there was like this, this odd sound coming from the next room over. Sounded kind of like a cough. So I burst in the room, and there it is, the Wobbuffet I use to help me with my independent research, on the ground choking. No idea why it was. I assure you, I did everything I could to help it, but in the end, it finally died. But then the strangest thing happened. Its tail just... disappeared. Poof- gone. Being a Pokemon researcher, however, I realized how amazing it was that I actually managed to find a dead Wobbuffet, but I also have no common sense, so I didn't film it or invite anyone over to watch me dissect it. [cringes] It only occurred to me three days after the body was gone how idiotic that was. Anyway, when I dissected it, there was virtually nothing inside its body. It was almost entirely fat. No bones. Just fat. Upon digging deeper, however, I discovered several basic organs, like the lungs, the heart, y'know, predictable stuff. But no brain. None. While I was dissecting it, I came down with a splitting headache that became so bad I had to abandon the dissection altogether and had to sleep it off. When I woke up, I went back to the room- and the Wobbuffet was gone. It should be noted that after this interview, the researcher was unable to be contacted further. Until Pokemon researchers with sufficient recording equipment successfully dissect a Wobbuffet, that interview should be disregarded.
HabitatWobbuffet and Wynaut both live in dark caves, and can be found in the Johto, Sinnoh, Kanto, and Hoenn regions. There has been one recorded instance of a Wynaut being found in a place other than a cave, without its parents. Taken from an interview with Swimmer (F) Katie: Yeah, I was swimming around Route 130 when this white haired kid popped out. Like, literally, popped out of nowhere. Don't know why, but it kind of looked like he was climbing down stairs when I saw him [chuckles]. Anyway, we lock eyes, and as we begin our battle, he sends out a Wynaut. Well, you don't see those every day, so after I got done battling him, I ask "Hey, where'd you get that?" he pointed at the horizon and said "At that island over there". Well, there's no island there, so I tell him that. He looks at me funny, laughs, and then rides off.
DietWobbuffet have rarely been seen eating anything. However, if offered a berry, they will take it. Wynaut, on the other hand, constantly eat anything they can. Due to their inability to attack they are herbivores. They have an uncanny ability to filter out poison (but are incapable of doing this in battle), which prevents them from dying of food poisoning. Many believe that this constant eating is why Wobbuffet have such high stamina.
HazardsTrying to catch Wynaut is not recommended, as not only are protective Wobbuffet prone to attacking trainers trying to do so, Wynaut are known to be disobedient if they have been removed from their homes. So long as it is not with its young, catching a Wobbuffet is generally safe. However, domestic Wobbuffet should be treated with the utmost care and kindness, as unhappy Wobbuffet can carry grudges strong enough to allow them to use Mirror Coat or Counter on their trainer without being attacked, although this only happens in very extreme cases. Also of note is their ability Shadow Tag. If they see what they perceive as a threat, the eyes on the back of their tail will begin to widen, and the offending Pokemon and/or trainer will find themselves unable to escape. Most Pokemon researchers believe this is due to the Psychic bond Wobbuffet forms with their opponent causing the offending party to become physically unable to do anything except fight. [TRAINER'S NOTE: Do not, under any circumstances, enter an area where Wynaut or Wobbuffet reside while traveling with a Wynaut or Wobbuffet.]
Courting and ChildrearingEvery winter, the male Wobbuffet of the pack will hold various competitions, varying among different packs, where the winner breeds with the healthiest female. Female Wobbuffet will lay an egg after approximately two weeks. The female Wobbuffet will fiercely protect the egg for weeks until it hatches. Upon hatching, the female will present the baby to the rest of the pack, whereupon the pack will begin to protect the Wynaut (See Social Structure for more details).
Social StructureWobbuffet tend to stay in groups of six-eight members, plus a few (never more than five) Wynaut. Generally, one Wobbuffet, usually female, will go out foraging for food to feed the Wynaut, and the remaining Wobbuffet will guard the Wynaut. When the foraging Wobbuffet comes back, it will switch places with another Wobbuffet in the group. It will look to the Wobbuffet it wishes to switch with, salute, and make a series of grunts (which, as some have noted, sounds like the Wobbuffet saying, "That's the way it is, ma'am (regardless of gender)"), after which the other Wobbuffet will salute back and prepare to forage for food.
In Popular CultureIn various media, Wobbuffet are often depicted as a symbol of karma. Earlier depictions weren't as kind, as many believed their lack of combat prowess (before their incredible counter-attacking potential was discovered) and easygoing nature were signs that they were unintelligent, making most early depictions depict them as brutish and near-useless in battle. So, what do you think? Like I said, I'm open to constructive critiscism.
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