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The Pokédex - Extended Fanon Edition:

Castelia's probably got all kind of dealers lurking around those alleyways.

"Psst. Kid. You wanna bite of that RC?"

 5977 Hobgoblin, Sun, 14th Aug '11 11:12:55 AM from the USA Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
Bravely Fashionaaabluh
Hehe.
 5978 Hobgoblin, Sun, 14th Aug '11 11:50:54 AM from the USA Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
Bravely Fashionaaabluh
Incidentally, I wanted to ask something. Since this is going to be done as the cumulative research notes of "professors" and other such people, I was curious as to how Eevee would be handled in relation to the Leaf, Sun, and Moon stones. Eevee's evolutions Leafeon, Espeon, and Umberon co-relate with those stones, but utilize different evolutionary methods. Will you all be discussing how these stones have no such effect on Eevee or why?

Sorry about the double post.
 5979 Silent Reverence, Sun, 14th Aug '11 12:27:42 PM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
adopting kitteh
Yes. As the Dibs page establishes, Eevee will be a collaborative entry. Most likely discussing the different triggers of evolution and their rationales will require a nice gathering of minds.

There are a couple of talks about this in the Chatroom Log, in particular in what applies to the G4 Evos. Everyone could find them if we took the time to help catalog the discussions into Chatroom Topics.
 5980 Hobgoblin, Mon, 15th Aug '11 12:09:05 PM from the USA Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
Bravely Fashionaaabluh
Ah, I see.
 5981 Mystic Kenji, Mon, 15th Aug '11 3:32:53 PM from Pittsburgh, PA
Hm?

Shaymin

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Shaymin Land Forme [492-L]
  • Shaymin Sky Forme [492-S]

Physical Descriptions

Shaymin is a name used to describe two formes of a single Pokemon. The two were first thought to be different Pokemon, but are now known to be differing versions of the same creature.

The Land Forme stands as one of the smallest Pokemon known (and the smallest Legendary species known at the time of writing), standing at all of 0.2 meters in height and weighing slightly over 2 kilograms. It is covered in white fur all across its body except for its back, which was thought to be covered in green fur, but is now known to be covered in moss. The moss appears to grow directly from the Pokemon's back, and was theorized to be a parasitic organism. This theory was falsified by the observations of Prof. Oak, who has shown instead that Shaymin and the moss have a symbiotic relationship, much like the moss and fungus in a lichen. On the two sides of Shaymin's head are a single pink flower with two leaves. Those flowers are also capable of growing from its back when the creature feels comfortable and retracting when it is frightened, which has led some to conclude that the flowers may be connected with Shaymin's nervous system. It is, however, unknown how the flowers react when Shaymin feels other emotions, such as anger.

The Sky Forme (so called because it has the ability to fly; also dubbed 'Skymin') is seen only when the Land Forme is in the presence of the Gracidea flower during the day. It has double the height and more than double the mass of its land-bound counterpart, and has been likened to a miniature Stantler. The moss has moved entirely from its back and now grows from both its lower legs in a fine coating and head in a mohawk-like fashion. The mohawk has been thought to act as a fin and add to stability in flight. Large ear-like wings grow from its head, each spanning the length of its body, and a red flower petal half the length of its body protrudes from its neck. Said petal is not known to serve a non-decorative purpose.

Neither forme is known to evolve into or from any Pokemon, and whether or not Shaymin has a gender is still unknown. Some have guessed that Shaymin might reproduce as certain plants do, but not enough wild Shaymin have been observed to draw significant evidence supporting this idea. It is known, however, that at least five Shaymin currently exist in the wild, including the one discovered by Oak at the so-called Flower Paradise.

Lore and History

Shaymin's role in the Sinnoh creation myth is completely unknown, and it is not featured in any other region's myths at all. However, it is thought to be the cause of the vast flower fields seen in both Floaroma Town and on the Flower Paradise.

According to legend, Floaroma Town used to be a desolate area where not even flowers would grow. But one day, a woman prayed her thanks for the blessings of nature and suddenly, flowers began blooming everywhere. As Shaymin is both telepathic and can feel the gratitude of others, if one had been passing nearby, it would be likely to respond to that prayer and induce floral growth by clearing pollutants from the air.

It was also noted by Prof. Rowan that permanent human resettlement of the areas currently known as Floaroma Town and Floaroma Meadow coincides with a period of time immediately following a significant drop in volcanic activity in Sinnoh's vast mountainous region, a period that continues to this day. As such, the pollutants in question are theorized to be sulfurous toxic gases. Support for this theory increased when volcanic ash was discovered under the flowers in Floaroma Meadow. The most likely explanation for the myth is that migrating Shaymin settled down in the town shortly after humans did once volcanic activity calmed, and the Shaymin caused an unrelated floral bloom as they cleared volcanic gases drifting easterly from Sinnoh's mountains.

Explantions for the Flower Paradise, residing on an island far to the North of even Snowpoint city, vary. Some hold that it is the original home of the Shaymin, created for them by Arceus, while others hold it is merely the remains of a far larger island, which was torn apart by volcanic and tectonic activity. Said larger island has been dubbed Gracidea, after the flower. A third group claims that Shaymin migrated to teh island from the Floaroma Meadow after discovering the Gracidea and becoming Skymin, but evidence for this is lacking. In either case, a warm ocean current has been detected running near the island, which would partially explain how flowers could survive so far north.

Strangely, there are absolutely no mentions of the Sky Forme in any myths at all, having been discovered by Oak and an undisclosed trainer. One would think that a flying miniture plant-raindeer would get more attention, but it was probably overshadowed by its larger contemporaries. Additionally, the Gracidea flower was identified only within the past fifty years and Shaymin only transforms with prolonged exposure to the flower.

Known Sightings

At the Flower Paradise, Oak discovered several wild Shaymin, and began observing them along with an unknown trainer, after the two gave thanks for all their experiences with pokemon thus far. Oak heard about the island from Profesor Rowan, who was unable to investigate the island himself, and Rowan learned of it after talking to the citizens of Floaroma Town. How the citizens of the land-locked Floaroma Town could possibly have learned about the distant island is still under heavy debate, but Skymin are suspected to be involved, as Gracidea flowers grow in the Floaroma Meadow.

Diet

The Land Forme is known to like eating sweet things, after the unknown trainer fed a wild Shaymin some Poffin. Being symbiotic with a plant, it may not need to eat at all, but has been seen eating berries in the wild.

Abilities

Shaymin are known to be telepaths and have the ability to clear pollution from the air, much as Suicune does with lakes. When in Land Forme, Shaymin will breathe in the polluted air and seemingly filters the pollutants into its moss, which will then break down the pollutants into simpler and less harmful compounds. It will then violently expel these compounds in a single explosive burst, dubbed the 'Seed Flare'. Standing next to a Shaymin while this occurs is not recommended.

Land Forme Shaymin will transform into Skymin only in the presence of the Gracidea flower during the day, and will transform back at night or when frozen. The species is also rumored to have empath abilities, but those likely are just an extension of the telepathy.

Hazards

Despite their size and cuteness, Shaymin are not Pokemon to be taken lightly. While the Land Forme is timid and will prefer to hide rather than engage in a fight, the Sky Forme is much more courageous and is much more likely to defend itself with powerful attacks such as Seed Flare, Leaf Storm, Air Slash and Energy Ball. Additionally, their mix of telepathy and speed allow Skymin to dodge all but the swiftest blows.

Other

???

Shaymin article version 1. Thoughts?
devArt | Pokemon RED: a fan-fic (also on dArt)
Outer Cloyster
As a unique attack to a legendary, Seed Flare warrants special description. Double-check your spelling too, I'm pretty sure I saw a 'teh' in there somewhere.

 5983 Hobgoblin, Mon, 15th Aug '11 6:31:07 PM from the USA Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
Bravely Fashionaaabluh
"A third group claims that Shaymin migrated to teh island from the Floaroma Meadow"
 5984 Mystic Kenji, Mon, 15th Aug '11 6:51:20 PM from Pittsburgh, PA
Hm?
Gah! I do that way too much.

What more could I say about Seed Flare though? I guess there's the whole 'it makes water and light' thing, but still...
devArt | Pokemon RED: a fan-fic (also on dArt)
 5985 Hobgoblin, Mon, 15th Aug '11 7:01:22 PM from the USA Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
Bravely Fashionaaabluh
Something about the pollution being made bio-degradable and easier to purify by Suicune or something along those lines.
Outer Cloyster
Draw comparisons to other energy grass attacks and how they can work.

 5987 Mystic Kenji, Tue, 16th Aug '11 7:07:46 AM from Pittsburgh, PA
Hm?
1.1

Shaymin

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Shaymin Land Forme [492-L]
  • Shaymin Sky Forme [492-S]

Physical Descriptions

Shaymin is a name used to describe two formes of a single Pokémon. The two were first thought to be different Pokemon, but are now known to be differing versions of the same creature.

The Land Forme stands as one of the smallest Pokémon known (and the smallest Legendary species known at the time of writing), standing at all of 0.2 meters in height and weighing slightly over 2 kilograms. It is covered in white fur all across its body except for its back, which was thought to be covered in green fur, but is now known to be covered in moss. The moss appears to grow directly from the Pokemon's back, and was theorized to be a parasitic organism. This theory was disproven by the observations of Prof. Oak, who has shown instead that Shaymin and the moss have a symbiotic relationship, much like the moss and fungus in a lichen. On the two sides of Shaymin's head are a single pink flower with two leaves. These flowers are also capable of growing from its back when the creature feels comfortable and retracting when it is frightened, which has led some to conclude that the flowers may be connected with Shaymin's nervous system. It is, however, unknown how the flowers react when Shaymin feels other emotions, such as anger.

The Sky Forme (so called because it has the ability to fly; also dubbed 'Skymin') is seen only when the Land Forme is in the presence of the Gracidea flower during the day. It has double the height and more than double the mass of its land-bound counterpart, and has been likened to a miniature Stantler. The moss has moved entirely from its back and now grows from both its lower legs in a fine coating and head in a mohawk-like fashion. The mohawk has been thought to act as a fin and add to stability in flight. Large ear-like wings grow from its head, each spanning the length of its body, and two red flower petals half the length of its body protrude from its neck. Said petals are not known to serve a non-decorative purpose.

Neither forme is known to evolve into or from any Pokémon, and whether or not Shaymin has a gender is still unknown. Some have guessed that Shaymin might reproduce as certain plants do, but not enough wild Shaymin have been observed to draw significant evidence supporting this idea. It is known, however, that at least five Shaymin currently exist in the wild, including the one discovered by Oak at the so-called Flower Paradise.

Lore and History

Shaymin's role in the Sinnoh creation myth is completely unknown, and it is not featured in any other region's myths at all. However, it is thought to be the cause of the vast flower fields seen in both Floaroma Town and on the Flower Paradise.

According to legend, Floaroma Town used to be a desolate area where not even flowers would grow. But one day, a woman prayed her thanks for the blessings of nature and suddenly, flowers began blooming everywhere. As Shaymin is both telepathic and can feel the gratitude of others, if one had been passing nearby, it would be likely to respond to that prayer and induce floral growth by clearing pollutants from the air.

It was also noted by Prof. Rowan that permanent human resettlement of the areas currently known as Floaroma Town and Floaroma Meadow coincides with a period of time immediately following a significant drop in volcanic activity in Sinnoh's vast mountainous region, a period that continues to this day. As such, the pollutants in question are theorized to be sulfurous toxic gases. Support for this theory increased when volcanic ash was discovered under the flowers in Floaroma Meadow. The most likely explanation for the myth is that migrating Shaymin settled down in the town shortly after humans did once volcanic activity calmed, and the Shaymin caused an unrelated floral bloom as they cleared volcanic gases drifting in from Sinnoh's mountains.

Explanations for the Flower Paradise, residing on an island far to the North of even Snowpoint city, vary. Some hold that is the original home of the Shaymin, created for them by Arceus, while others hold it is merely the remains of a far larger island, which was torn apart by volcanic and tectonic activity. Said larger island has been dubbed Gracidea, after the flower. A third group claims that Shaymin migrated to the island from the Floaroma Meadow after discovering the Gracidea and becoming Skymin, but evidence for this is lacking. In either case, a warm ocean current has been detected running near the island, which would partially explain how flowers could survive so far north.

Strangely, there are absolutely no mentions of the Sky Forme in any myths at all, having been discovered by Oak and an undisclosed trainer. One would think that a flying miniature plant-deer would get more attention, but it was probably overshadowed by its larger contemporaries. Additionally, the Gracidea flower was identified only within the past fifty years and Shaymin only transforms with prolonged exposure to the flower.

Known Sightings

At the Flower Paradise, Oak discovered several wild Shaymin, and began observing them along with an unknown trainer, after the two gave thanks for all their experiences with Pokémon thus far. Oak heard about the island from Professor Rowan, who was unable to investigate the island himself, and Rowan learned of it after talking to the citizens of Floaroma Town. How the citizens of the land-locked Floaroma Town could possibly have learned about the distant island is still under heavy debate, but Skymin are suspected to be involved, as Gracidea flowers grow in the Floaroma Meadow.

Diet

The Land Forme is known to like eating sweet things, after the unknown trainer fed a wild Shaymin some Poffin. Being symbiotic with a plant, it may not need to eat at all, but has been seen eating berries in the wild.

Abilities

Shaymin are known to be telepaths and have the ability to clear pollution from the air, much as Suicune does with lakes. When in Land Forme, Shaymin will breathe in the polluted air and seemingly filters the pollutants into its moss, which will then break down the pollutants into simpler and less harmful compounds. It will then violently expel these compounds in a single explosive burst. This attack has been dubbed the 'Seed Flare' as Oak has determined that Shaymin carries seeds in its moss, and will send these out in an arc with the blast.

Standing next to a Shaymin while this occurs is not recommended, as Oak has noted that Shaymin are not capable of targeting the attack. The explosion also generates a damaging shockwave, combined with a sharp burst of light and super-heated steam. The only known warning sign of an imminent Seed Flare is a color change of Shaymin's flowers from pink to purple/black. The color will depend on the severity and complexity of the toxins broken down, and a darker color results in a stronger blast.

When Skymin use Seed Flare, the pollutants are instead absorbed into the flower petals, and these will darken in color corresponding to the strength of the coming attack. Despite having less moss growing on its body in Sky Forme, no power seems to be lost when comparative amounts of toxins are absorbed by the two formes., though Skymin’s moss has been noted to be more dense than normal moss.

Land Forme Shaymin will transform into Skymin only in the presence of the Gracidea flower during the day, and will transform back at night or when frozen. The species is also rumored to have empath abilities, but those likely are just an extension of the telepathy.

Hazards

Despite their size and cuteness, Shaymin are not Pokemon to be taken lightly. While the Land Forme is timid and will prefer to hide rather than engage in a fight, the Sky Forme is much more courageous and is much more likely to defend itself with powerful attacks such as Seed Flare, Leaf Storm, Air Slash and Energy Ball. Additionally, their mix of telepathy and speed allow Skymin to dodge all but the swiftest blows, and deal out heavy blows of their own, despite their small size.

Other

In addition to seeds, Shaymin will sometimes carry around Lum berries in its moss.
devArt | Pokemon RED: a fan-fic (also on dArt)
 5988 Silent Reverence, Thu, 18th Aug '11 7:00:46 PM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
adopting kitteh
[up] I'll take this entry for a closer checking once I'm back from my pending business at Pokéteca. Which reminds me.

As part of my campaigning for (what else) spreading the love for Nidoran (not to mention spreading word about this Project), I submitted a request to Pokéteca (the spanish-language Bulbapedia sibling) for them to let me handle the Nidoran articles as well as integrate, or at least recommend, our Nidoran article in their pages.

Today I got word back from their staff, who say there are some measures I must take before this proposal can be taken into consideration. A translation of the article into Spanish is at order, which I am already preparing, as a prerequisite (otherwise, duh, the people whom we link can't understand the article, and Pokéteca can't judge it, either).

There are other potential steps depending on the route to take, which might potentially include (but at Pokéteca we hope not to) getting explicit permission from the different authors and contributors to the article to grant Pokéteca a permit to use it. This because while the article proper is CC-BY-SA, it has to be translated and filtered in such ways as to have trope entries removed for it to be usable as content in a non-TV Tropes wiki.

Of course I'll check that in case the article is promoted, a link to the project proper is also included; however, it would be good for that purpose to have a non-TV Tropes-affiliated link, like, say, a shorted form bit.ly or similar URL (or a link in Tangent's server).

So, well, I leave here these subjects to consideration. What do you guys think of getting us linked to and talked about elsewhere? Those of you who have contributed to the Article, would grant the explicit permission if it was requested? Am I going overboard with my attributions and/or mad with power? waii
Outer Cloyster
I don't mind if other people do so, but I'd personally have no stake in it.

edited 19th Aug '11 2:11:14 AM by Smiggins

 5990 benjpalmer, Wed, 24th Aug '11 12:08:07 PM Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
This is my opinion, but I think the Regirock article needs a revision.
  • Regice, Registeel and Regigigas all have Regicite in their composition. Apparently, Regirock
doesn't.
  • Regice's dots are associated with wisdom. Registeel's dots are associated with power. Regirock's dots are associated with nothing.
The Regis are a trio. They should have some consistency.

 5991 Silent Reverence, Wed, 24th Aug '11 12:51:54 PM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
adopting kitteh
Regirock is a vaguely humanoid golem-like creature composed of rocks. On its "head" is a series of yellow dots forming a capital "H" shape. This symbol, known as the "Symbol of the First Giant", is found in the languages of several ancient civilizations and is considered the universal symbol for fortitude.

Also, working my case up to Pokéteca, meeting the usual "it's not official" opposition.

edited 24th Aug '11 12:52:28 PM by SilentReverence

 5992 rmctagg09, Wed, 24th Aug '11 12:55:30 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
While the Regicite part is true, the symbol portion isn't, like Silent above me just showed.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

It's typed rmctagg09.
 5993 Neo Crimson, Wed, 24th Aug '11 1:26:37 PM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
Yeah, the author for the Regis here. I thought up Regicite while writing the Regice article. The plan was to go back and add a blurb about Regirock's headstone being a Regicite geode, but I just...well forgot.
Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
 5994 Justice Man, Wed, 24th Aug '11 6:59:22 PM from Maryland !
You complete me.
Wound't it make more sense for Regicite to bee exclusive to Ice and then have 2nd Regi material (Reginium?) exist in raw form in Rock and in refined form in Steel? Then, Regigas biology could be Reginium based with liquid Regicite as a solvent (as oposed to our Carbon-based with water as a solvent.) That way they stay interrelated but independent.
 5995 Aussie Evil, Thu, 25th Aug '11 2:28:12 PM from The Whatever Zone
Dignity. Ease. Disease.
I have some ideas about Contests. Has anyone reserved the topic already?
nine nine nine? nine nine nine?
 5996 Tangent 128, Thu, 25th Aug '11 3:17:16 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
dy/dx
I don't think they're taken, no. And you can of course sharpen / accumulate ideas in the chat, which you've already found.
Conversation is a contact sport.
 5997 memyselfand I 2, Sat, 27th Aug '11 5:43:51 PM from The Biosphere Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Brrr.
Urk, lateness....Solosis Line for your viewing pleasure.

Solosis Line

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Solosis (#577)

  • Duosion (#578)

  • Reuniclus (#579)

Physical Description

Solosis is a Psychic-type Pokémon. It is .3 meters in diameter, and weighs one kilogram. Its body is made up of two parts. The inner body is a pale green, and resembles two sphere squashed together. Each side of the body bears a single black oval-shaped eye, and there is a small diamond-shaped mouth at the joining of the two sides. A small yellow protrusion resembling a corkscrew protrudes from the top of the left side (this is used as a psychic focus). Solosis is entirely encased in a protective green gel. Solosis’s brain will expand throughout its life, until it begins to split, at which point Solosis will evolve.

Duosion looks very similar to Solosis. It is now .6 meters tall, and weighs eight kilograms. The two sides of its inner body have fused under the mouth (although a cleft remains over the mouth), and now taper off into a small spike at the bottom. The yellow corkscrew protrusion has vanished, and is replaced by a small, pale green dome floating over Duosion’s head (Although still encased in the gel) which acts as a psychic focus. Duosion has also grown a pair of stubs, which resemble arms. The protective gel has grown a small bump over the dome, and two under Duosion, resembling feet.

Upon evolution, Duosion’s brain splits into two parts. However, unlike other multi-brained Pokémon, such as Zweilous, both halves of Duosion’s head are full brains, each with equal control of the body. While this means that Duosion spends a great deal of time floating motionless in the air while its two brains decide what to do, it also means that when Duosion’s brains come to an agreement and work in tandem, its psychic powers are amplified to the level of Pokémon such as Kadabra. By the time Duosion evolves, its brains are in perfect and constant sync.

Reuniclus is now a full meter tall, and weighs 20.1 kilograms. Its inner body now resembles that of a baby, although a pale green. The dome it had as a Duosion has split in two and narrowed out, becoming a pair of thin “horns” (Which serve a similar function to Solosis’s corkscrew and Duosion’s dome as psychic focuses). Pointing out from each arm are four small growths, all floating in the gel. The first and smallest is pale green and seed-shaped, the second is egg-shaped, the third is yellow, but shaped like the second, and the fourth is red, and perfectly spherical. The gel has grown two “Arms, ” encasing the growths, each with three stubby fingers. At the base of Reuniclus’s body is a small bump of gel like a tail, and there are two long protrusions of gel surrounding Reuniclus’s horns.

Reuniclus’s brains have fused back together, and grown exponentially. Not only do they take up ninety percent of Reuniclus’s inner body (the extra ten percent processes and disposes of nutrients and handles respiration), the additional floating growths that form Reuniclus’s arms and horns also contain solely brain matter. As a result, Reuniclus are incredibly intelligent Pokémon, exceeded only by the likes of Alakazam.

Members of the Solosis line are, on incredibly rare occasions, found with a pale blue gel instead of green. Reuniclus with the mutation will also have green and turquoise final growths instead of red and yellow. These mutations are incredibly valuable to collectors for their rarity.

Notable Biology

The gel surrounding the Solosis line’s bodies is an incredibly important part of their life. It acts as protection from the elements and from injury, and contains most of Solosis’s immune system. As Solosis evolves, more and more of its internal immune system is replaced by brain matter. By the time it has become a Reuniclus, the gel is completely essential to survival, and a Reuniclus that loses its gel will have a short life expectancy. Fortunately, if the gel is only injured, it will grow back over time. This gel also provides a defense against predators, as several test subjects who have tasted it describe it as tasting “Like someone mixed lime jello with dirt, ” and predators seem to feel the same way. For these reasons, members of the Solosis line are highly protective of their gel, and frequently very nervous Pokémon (Even when the gel is not necessary to survival, Solosis will become very upset when it is absent. A Solosis interviewed on the subject explained that Solosis view their gel in a similar way to how humans view clothing, and a lack of it is quite embarrassing).

The Solosis line constantly and unconsciously projects a low-grade psychic field, which extends to about an inch from the tip of its gel (although it can be extended by applying a mental push, according the interviewed Solosis). This field has been dubbed, “Tactile Telekinesis, ” and the Solosis line uses it for almost everything. First and most importantly, it holds the gel in place. Second, it is the Solosis line’s main method of combat. A Solosis or Duosion will usually extend the field out at an opponent to strike them with telekinetic force. Reuniclus will do this as well, but they will also use the telekinesis to boost their perceived physical strength, delivering blows with their “arms” that can shatter rock. Older members of the Solosis line can even extend the telekinetic field to cover the entire battlefield, altering the defensive abilities of any Pokémon in the vicinity.

When two Reuniclus meet, they will link hands, and share all information they have. Reuniclus’s massive brain allows it to process and store all the information shared. A Reuniclus will never forget anything it knows.

There are three distinct subtypes of the Solosis line. The first, and weakest, can use its tactile telekinesis to repel small projectiles, such as hailstones or grains of sand, although it cannot protect itself from larger objects. The second, in addition to repelling small impacts, uses its gel to rapidly break down toxins and heal minor injuries, protecting the inner body from almost all non-impact-related injury. The third (which is incredibly rare, at almost 1 in 8000) has an incredible healing factor, which rapidly regenerates even damage to the inner body, as long as the Solosis/Duosion/Reuniclus remains inactive. Trainers will use this ability in battle by recalling their Solosis/Duosion/Reuniclus when it is injured; by the time it is sent back out, it will usually have regenerated a great deal.

Habitat

Solosis are found primarily around Nimbasa City, on Routes 5 and 16. Upon evolution, the newly evolved Duosion will migrate to Route 9, to the west of Opeleucid.

Reuniclus are extremely rare in Unova. As they spend most of their time thinking in secluded and hard-to-reach areas (and will generally emit a psychic field to deter others from bothering it), only the most dedicated and skilled of Trainers manage to reach them in their homes. The only easily-reachable place where Reuniclus are known to be found is at the entrance to Challenger's Cave, at Route 9. These Reuniclus are usually just evolved, and have not yet migrated to a suitably secluded space.

Diet

The Solosis line will eat almost any organic matter (Although they are partial to plants, as they take less effort to find and catch). They will absorb it into their gel, which breaks it down and disposes of the waste.

The Solosis line rarely hunts, but when they do (Individual members occasionally prefer meat over plants), they will catch prey by simply pummeling it to death with psychic bursts.

Hazards

The Solosis line are largely peaceful Pokémon, unless provoked. As such, Solosis attacks are few and far between. However, should you incur the anger of a member of the line, a few things to watch out for:

Solosis’s command over its psychic abilities is only equaled by that of the Abra line. Even very young Solosis are capable of firing off small waves of mental static, which can cause extreme pain if listened to for too long. Juvenile Solosis are also capable of making their thoughts reality with a powerful but uncontrollable psychic burst, the strength and typing of which varies, depending on the personality of the Solosis using the attack. As they grow older, their abilities tend towards telekinetic assaults, from a mere psychic “shove, ” to a strike that many have compared to being hit by a car. Reuniclus will also incorporate physical combat into their repertoire, handing out blows that can easily crush bones. All members of the line will occasionally propel themselves forward to deliver a powerful tackling attack, which increases in speed and destructive potential over time. Aside from their natural abilities, the Solosis line learns many different T Ms, and should you battle a captive member of the line, be prepared for anything. Reuniclus are capable of firing bursts of florokinetic energy, spheres of blinding light, electric bursts, and even tapping into obscura to fire a sphere of darkness.

In addition to offensive abilities, the Solosis line also possesses a wide range of supportive abilities. They can form shields of telekinesis to weaken attacks over time, they can attack an opponent’s mind to affect their judgment and battling ability, and most disturbingly, they seem to be capable of transferring their injuries to another.

[[Trainer’s Note: Should you harm a member of the Solosis line, be prepared to potentially fight it again, as it will never forget you.]]

Fortunately, even if a member of the Solosis line does attack you for whatever reason, it will most likely stop as soon as you cease to be a threat. A Solosis is unlikely to chase after you or continue attacking after you or your Pokémon have already been downed.

Courtship and Childrearing

All members of the Solosis line are capable of breeding, although it is most common among Duosion and Reuniclus. The Solosis line is also one of the few lines that frequently breed with Pokémon of a different line, even in the wild (most notably the nearby Yamask line)

The Solosis line breeds by mixing a small amount of information (both genetic and psychic) with a receptive partner (If the partner is a Ghost-type, or is otherwise unable to provide physical genetic information, the mix will be purely psychic). The mother will deposit a blob of cells on the ground and encase it in some of her gel. The cells will grow into an egg and eventually a baby Solosis, so that when the Solosis is born, it will already have some gel to begin with. As the Solosis grows, it will produce more gel out of the food it digests to keep itself covered. The Solosis line does not care for its children, and in fact is unlikely to ever see them.

Social Structure

Solosis form small bands of three to five. These bands will stay together until one of the Solosis evolves, at which point the group will go their separate ways.

Duosion are primarily found in groups of two, and these groups will never be separated (there are, however, numerous instances of solitary Duosion being found). Like with their previous evolutions, Duosion pairs will part ways at evolution (Although evolution to Reuniclus is rare, so these pairs are usually together for life).

Reuniclus are completely solitary. They spend almost their entire lives in complete seclusion, usually in the deepest recesses of a cave or the pinnacle of a mountain (even occasionally at the ocean floor, as their psychic abilities and gel allow them to survive). From time to time (usually around once a year), Reuniclus will migrate to a new position to observe more of the world. This is usually the time when Reuniclus will meet with other members of its line, to share information and mate.

In Human Society

Similar to Abra and its evolutions in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh, the Solosis line is frequently used as a symbol of intelligence. Reuniclus especially are frequently pictured on the walls or front doors of schools, libraries, and other educational buildings, emphasizing the importance of absorbing as much knowledge as one can.

Duosion are seen as symbols of unity, due to their twin brains, and the amplification of their abilities when the brains’ goals unite. Duosion are often placed on banners with a Braviary and a Stoutland, representing the values of unity, bravery, and loyalty.

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 5998 rmctagg09, Sat, 27th Aug '11 9:58:29 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Good article, though it could use more potholes.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

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I can please has Duskull article?
Been coughing recently?
 6000 Justice Man, Sun, 28th Aug '11 1:15:51 PM from Maryland !
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Maybe boost the embryonic references a bit?
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