Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
- Trapinch 
- Vibrava 
- Flygon 
Physical DescriptionsTrapinch have a round, red body with a white underside and stump like legs. Their head alone is at least as large as their body. They have distinctive, beady little eyes. Vibrava have an elongated body, similar to that of a Yanma, which is a pale yellowish in color. They gain green wings in the shape of a rhombus, as well as two similar looking projections at the end of it's tail. The beady little eyes of Trapinch have now turned into large, green eyes. Flygon is much more reminiscent of a dragon in body shape. It's body color changes to a pale green, with dark green splotches on it's knees and top of it's head, as well as dark green stripes on it's tail. It now has three of the rhombus looking projections on the end of it's tail, and it now has a large, red lens covering each of it's eyes.
Notable BiologyThe jaws of a Trapinch are extremely strong, able to crush boulders with ease. They use these jaws to help make their sand pits regardless of the presence of obstructive boulders in the area. They are able to go for up to a week without any water. The wings of a Vibrava are not yet developed enough for flying. They are instead used to manipulate sound waves. By vibrating it's wings rapidly, it can produce ultrasonic waves that can knock out any potential prey. Fortunately, humans are more resistant to these sound waves; they only cause headaches. Flygon's wings are fully developed and allow it to fly. When flying, it's wings both kick up sand around it into a sandstorm, and also produce an eerie singing noise. This has caused Flygon to also be known as the spirit of the desert. Every Flygon has a slightly different song which they use for identification, much like fingerprints in humans. Flygons red lenses protect it's eyes from the sand, allowing it to see fairly well even in a sandstorm.
HabitatAll three pokemon are found in dry, arid climates, though Flygon are particularly rare in the wild.
DietAll three pokemon are carnivorous in nature. Trapinch make pits in the sand that are very difficult to escape from. Anything that falls into it's pit will likely become food for Trapinch. Vibrava, as mentioned earlier, use their wings to produce ultrasonic waves that incapacitate their prey; they then inject it with a poison to finish it off and then feed. Flygon utilize the sandstorms they kick up to disorient their prey before moving in for the kill.
HazardsTrainers are advised to never put anything besides food near the jaws of a Trapinch unless you want it crushed beyond recognition. When feeding them, be careful not to get your hand bitten. Also, should they fall onto their backs, it is very difficult for them to get back up without outside assistance. When traveling through a desert environment, be extremely careful to not fall into a Trapinch sand pit; they are thought to be the leading cause of traveler disappearances in desert regions. Trainers should be wary of taking Vibrava into busy public places. Should they get agitated, they will begin vibrating their wings, causing sound waves that will produce a splitting headache in everyone in the vicinity. Always remember that a Flygon will produce a sandstorm in sandy areas by flapping it's wings, whether it intends to or not. Therefor, it is wise not to have your Flygon fly in sandy areas where you wouldn't want a sandstorm, like on the beach.
CourtingWhen a female Flygon goes into heat, she will kick up a large sandstorm and start producing a special mating call song with her wings that can carry for miles. Any males in the vicinity will hear this song and enter her sandstorm. She will fly erratically through this storm, and the first male to find and catch up to her will be the one she mates with. Later, she will dig a hole in the ground to lay her eggs in, then bury them and leave them.
Social StructureAll three in the line are fairly solitary creatures, though Trapinch have been known to team up to produce intricate underground burrows on occasion. In the event either a Vibrava of a Flygon come across each other, they will generally ignore each other and go their separate ways, though Flygon will take a moment to register each others unique song for future reference. thoughts? questions? concerns?
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Morphs [Oak Catalog #]The Anomaly (#???-existence is debated, unofficially assigned number 000) No other morphs known.
Notable BiologyThe Cinnabar Anomaly is a cryptozoological phenomenon. Believed to inhabit the waters surrounding Cinnabar Island, it (or they) are supposedly responsible for the disappearance of several ships. Even working from vague eyewitness accounts, it is still impossible to create an accurate picture of the animal. Various sources have claimed that the Anomaly resembles a ghost, an animated Kabutops or Aerodactyl skeleton, or, most disturbingly, a massive tower of distorted colors and images. None of these forms have been photographed or filmed reliably. The exact nature of what this creature is, if it even exists, is still unclear. Some claim that the Anomaly is a deformed, aggressive Porygon, an ancient Pokémon still uncategorized by modern science, some sort of extraterrestrial lifeform, or more exotically, a protrusion into our universe from a higher dimension or even a sentient hole in the fabric of reality. The Anomaly is generally regarded as a myth, though a dedicated team of "Cinnabar Watch" volunteers monitor the oceans surrounding the Island in the hopes of sighting the Anomaly. Even some Professors have contributed to the upkeep of the Cinnabar Watch. Professor Birch in particular has given a lot of time and money in order to keep the project going, and has been quoted in saying that he believes that the Anomaly may be real.
HabitatThe Anomaly is believed to inhabit the waters surrounding Cinnabar Island, although similar creatures have been sighted as far away as the Sinnoh region. Whether or not they are the same animal is unknown.
HazardsSome conjecture that dozens of Trainers and swimmers are killed (eaten? absorbed?) by the Anomaly without anybody knowing. However, less than five ships have disappeared without in recorded history, and three of those are believed to have encountered navigational failure at sea and were subsequently salvaged from the seabed. The exact fate of the other two ships is still unknown. The waters around Cinnabar contain more radiation than one would believe. Most attribute this to seabed deposits of uranium present, although a small minority hold that this is a direct byproduct of the Anomaly. The handful that claim to have encountered the Anomaly seem to be mentally unstable; this has cast severe doubts upon the existence of this beast. Some claim that the mere sight of the creature is sufficient to drive one mad. If one is to encounter this Pokémon (should it exist), catching it is not recommended. It is unknown if such a being is even possible to catch, even using the most advanced forms of Pokéball.
Social StructureUNKNOWN (A no-prize to anybody who knows what the Anomaly is called in our world!)
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PurposeSimple explorer-kit device, targeted at children.
OriginTaking advantage of Professor Elm's "Out of the Ball and Onto the Road" public exercise campaign, Olivine Sporting developed an inexpensive pedometer under a Pokémon League brand license. The initial design included a cheap Pokéradar to help Trainers keep tabs on any of their Pokémon with wanderlust. During field testing, one of the Scientists was reminded of his childhood adventures on the nearby Route, where he and a friend befriended the local Magnemite. Inspired by this experience, and motivated by the enthusiastic response of pre-Trainer-age kids to the device, it was decided to focus the Walker's marketing on a younger demographic. Sold cheaply and playing to children's imaginations, parents' nostalgia, and parent's desire to see their kids get exercise, the device has become the year's must-have gift.
Inner workingsThe device's internals are an assemblage of cheap, standard electronic chips, powered by a motion-charged battery. A monochrome LCD screen provides the status of each component, and is scrolled through by two face buttons. Provided functions:
- Clock - set by positioning satellite
- Compass/GPS - low location resolution; a recessed switch allows a parent to set a "home" location that the compass will indicate
- Dowsing sensor/Poké Radar - though low-class components are used for cost reasons, the Radar features a creative programming trick that allows a nearby Following Pokémon to be filtered out, enabling the single-target chipset to still detect Wild Pokémon.
ControversyMany parental groups express concern that the device may encourage children to take dangerous risks while playing outside adult supervision. Olivine Sporting has suggested that a child alone on a Route is actually safer with a Pokéwalker, due to the homing navigation and Wild Pokémon detection; still, they also insist on emphasizing a parent's responsibility to determine what activities their child can safely handle.
Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
- Phanpy 
- Donphan 
Notable BiologyBoth morphs have the ability to curl up very tightly in a ball,known as roll out. When Donphan does so,it looks rather like a tire,and holds balance better due to the stiff ears. Both forms trunks are sensative,though Donphans less so.
HabitatMountainous and rough area's,though often can be seen within walking distance of a water supply.
DietBoth forms are herbivorous,and are usually found eating small bushes and long grasses.
HazardsPhanpy is not dangerous,and rather tends to run away from any possible conflict. Donphan,on the other hand,are fully capable of wrecking houses with thier rollout and other fighting heavy moves. They are also easily angered,so all trainers approach with caution.
CourtingThe males have been seen doing what is called the 'love dance' which is basically the two males trying to out roll the other for the females of the herd.
Social StructureThe herds are led by the dominant male and are nomadic in nature. The Donphan protect the smaller Phanpy from danger by circling themselves around them,and should a predator come too close,a trio uses the rollout attack against them.
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