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The Pokédex - Extended Fanon Edition:
Outer CloysterStatistically Speaking, Kingdra's actually an all-rounder, not outstandingly strong in one area (its highest stats are all 95, its lowest is 75), but because of a lack of weaknesses, it can be very durable, and it can be fast in the rain (and it can get Dragon Dance and can learn some very powerful Special Attacks, but that isn't the point...). It couldn't break everything very quickly, I feel - but it would be difficult to get it under control quickly. Base 95 offence is only a little above average, but 75/95/95 defences when you only have one weakness are quite good. It would be probably good to note that it is weaker than many of the terrestrial dragons (specifically Dragonite, Salamence, Garchomp, Hydreigon, and it lacks Haxorus' ferocity). Apart from that, it looks alright.
Green TeamI was actually thinking in terms of Character Tiers , but OK. I'll change that. As for your question about my Mienfoo article, I decided on horomonal differences.
edited 22nd Nov '11 6:19:30 AM by Umbramatic
Actually, I think that Kingdra is very tough and that statment stands. Seeing one on the enemies' side causes me dread because, thanks to Clair, I know what it's capable of. I don't think I'm the only one to thing this but that Kingdra is a real SOB to even get it into the yellow, let alone take it down. The other dragon types can be appropriately nuked with Ice (mostly) but this one... not so much. EDIT: Also, what are the format tags I need to have my Kabuto Article be posted up?
edited 22nd Nov '11 6:36:28 AM by Yellow13
Green TeamHmm... now I'm a bit unsure about the power level. Also, I saw your PM; I was going to put in Clair, (and link to That One Boss like the original) but I forgot. I'll put it in now. Same with the stuff about how they normally can't swim against currents but are only weak against Dragons. Also, markup for your Kabuto article can be found here .
Thanks muchly. Though that is just my opinion on how strong Kingdra is. I have warped opinions on the pokemon teirs. By way of example, I think Shedinja is actually one of the most lethal pokemon there is. And my stint where it went [[One-Man Army: One Pokemon army]] on Wallace in Emerald proves it.
Green TeamI think it's strong too; part of the reason I love Kingdra so much is because I have one on my White version, and she can be devastating with just Dragon Dance, Waterfall, and Outrage. On topic: Since Tangent gave me the go-ahead, and I fixed what I wanted to fix, I'll have my Mienfoo article on the wiki soon. EDIT: It's up - and indexed!
edited 22nd Nov '11 7:01:06 AM by Umbramatic
Me and you are gonna have to use P Ms for talking on opinions lol.
Very nice, that looks good. Also, I have part of the Eevee article done that I'll reveal whenever we start doing that. Specifically the Glaceon section that I can run by you if you want.
You complete me.Use Smogon's Article for Kingdra.
Green TeamOkey dokey. You might want to wait until we all decide to do Eevee before you post that, but writing stuff for Glaceon for preparation is never a bad idea. Apparently, according to them (This is 5th Gen analysis, BTW), it's technically UU, but usable in OU, especially when your opponent is using a Drizzle team. So... the article's current position of "not quite as powerful as some other dragons, but can still kick your ass" is pretty accurate.
adopting kittehAbout Eeveelutions: I have a couple of possible details written from old chatroom discussions about the evolution triggers for the species, about Umbreon and Espeon's predatory habits, and about Baton Pass. Might give them some extra chat someday.
Bah. I can't find the section I did anywhere in my documents. Can someone check past the month of November to see if I put it up anywhere else?
Green TeamHere it is! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=rmvjixctp256gfq3p86y66ma&page=251#6254 EDIT: I've decided that I'm likely going to take a break from writing stuff until December when the Kami episodes come out (especially because things are starting to get busy around my house). I'm still probably gonna stick around to give and take feedback, though, as well as publishing Horsea eventually. EDIT 2: Finally reclaimed Tornadus.
edited 22nd Nov '11 3:03:37 PM by Umbramatic
No I meant for the Glaceon one that I did. I'm sure I posted it on here. Just to show that I had done something on it.
Green TeamOops; will have to look for that one later.
edited 22nd Nov '11 4:19:51 PM by Umbramatic
adopting kittehMinor discussion on Eevelution evolution process.
You complete me.Why do we need an special Evee article again? We've already gone over stone and happiness evolutions a thousand times over in the previous articles.
edited 22nd Nov '11 11:58:11 PM by JusticeMan
Green TeamInteresting. If we do end up doing Eevee sometime soon, I might stop my "break" to help with Umbreon. It's my favorite aesthetically, not to mention I have "umbra" in my handle. Methinks it's some of the more special evos like Glaceon, Espeon, etc. On another note, although I'm not writing their articles yet, I do have a fun idea for the Kami trio when I do. Since fans often mistake them for genies, as kind of a joke I wanted to have human portrayals of them correspond to the wiki's three types of genie characters: Tornadus is seen as a Literal Genie , Thundurus is seen as a Jackass Genie , and Landorus is seen as a Benevolent Genie. What do you guys think about that?
edited 23rd Nov '11 5:26:57 AM by Umbramatic
Your army sucks.In game both Thundurus and Tornadus are considered mischievous deities. If anything, they'd convince other people that can they can grant wishes, only to pull the wool over their eyes later. It should also be said that the whole "Genies = wish granting machines" notion is primarily due to Aladdin. Traditional Djinn are Fair Folk incarnate.
Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
Green TeamI knew dijinn were far more than just wish-granters - they're kinda like Arabian demons or Fair Folk, like you said - I just thought it would be fun to connect them to those tropes. ...But, that idea about Tornadus and Thundurus tricking people into thinking they grant wishes For the Lulz is certainly a good one. I'll definitely consider it. EDIT: Since there seems to no longer be any suggestions for my Horsea article out there, I'm going to go ahead and publish it.
edited 23rd Nov '11 7:56:03 PM by Umbramatic
You complete me.Well Djiin can grant wishes, it's just not all they are. anyone read Childrenof Teh Lamp? I'm a big fan.
Green TeamThat's kind of what I was saying . EDIT: OK, I was chatting with Silent Reverence, and I thought I might ditch the break idea to work on revising Rattata, but Crow T. Robot - the original author - hasn't been seen in this thread for nearly a year, and hsn't replied to my PM s. SR thinks he may have changed his handle, so if any of you guys know what he's called now or what he's up to... We both appreciate the help. EDIT 2: For now, though, Tangent has just given me permission to fix his Spearow article instead! May take awhile due to Thanksgiving, though...
edited 24th Nov '11 8:05:43 PM by Umbramatic
Green TeamDidn't actually take long at all. Here's that Spearow article - thanks to Tangent 128 for letting me revise his. Fearow is actually one of my favorite Com Mons (My three "boys" back in my Pokemon Red days were Venusaur, Raticate, and Fearow), and I was really glad to be able to write about it. I tried not to deviate too much from what little material Tangent had - though there were some things I felt had to change. Now here's the Demon Sparrow and Demon Drill themselves:
Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
Physical DescriptionBoth Spearow and Fearow are avian Pokémon with scruffy, saturated brown feathers. However, the two evolutionary stages are vastly different in terms of physiology. Spearow is small and stocky, with bright red wing feathers, black back feathers, and cream belly feathers. Their beaks are short and somewhat hooked, and their wings are small enough that Spearow must flap constantly to sty airborne, and can’t fly particularly high. Fearow are much larger, and almost all brown, save for a patch of shaggy cream feathers on their backs and white tips to their flight feathers. In contrast to Spearow, their beaks are long and pointed, and their proportionally large wings allow them to soar on thermals and wind without flapping for long periods of time. Their talons are larger and more powerful, and their necks are longer and more slender as well. Their head sports one of their most distinguishing features – a bright red, fleshy comb. On extremely rare occasions, Spearow are born with golden feathers everywhere except their back; these evolve into golden Fearow with orange combs. Even Trainers not normally interested in the species grow ecstatic from just the thought of catching such a specimen.
Notable BiologyAll Spearow and Fearow have excellent eyesight (the notion that they are colorblind is a blatant myth), but different individuals have different enhancements to this skill. Most Spearow and Fearow have special membranes over their eyes that block dirt, dust, and anything else that could possibly impair their eyesight. However, a few rare members of this species are of a strain that can actually use its modified retinas and irises to “zoom in” on something – usually to determine an enemy’s weak points and strike them with more power. In terms of attacks, they use a number of beak and wing-related battle moves. However, one attack has been of particular interest to Pokémon biologists – Mirror Move. This allows this species (and a few others) to replicate the last attack used against them flawlessly. Scientist studying the brains of these Pokémon have noticed the neurons of both the short-term memory and procedural memory sections of their brains fire at the same time when Mirror Move is used, but the exact nature of this skill is still being studied. Fearow are also known for spinning when they attack with their beaks - allowing them to use attacks like Drill Peck or Drill Run.
HabitatSpearow are notoriously versatile in terms of where they live. While they prefer thick brush and deep forest, they live pretty much anywhere – and aside from the above two locations, they also have an affinity for urban settings, where scavenged food and nesting places are easy to come by. They live at nearly any altitude - from sea level to high above. Fearow often live with Spearow, and have similar ranges – however, their soaring capabilities allow them to wander much farther, and banded specimens have been found on islands far from their original homes.
DietBoth stages are opportunistic omnivores, though they’re slanted a little differently. Spearow feeds on berries, nuts, seeds, and insects/Bug types (as well as scavenged food scraps in urban settings); it will also prey on the young (and eggs, if applicable) of other small Pokémon species. They’re known to flap their wings in grassy areas to stir up bugs. Fearow are also omnivorous, but they have much more of a taste for meat – due to their long beaks, they prefer things they can “spear” and then swallow whole. They are very much near-top predators (themselves mostly only fearing larger birds of prey – like Skarmory, or Braviary in areas where their ranges overlap – and flying dragons plus Charizard), and they have three main strategies for catching prey, depending on the type: Fearow catch ground-dwelling Pokémon by soaring above them, locating the prey with their sharp eyesight, and then swooping down and grabbing them with their powerful talons. For burrowing insects and other underground creatures, Fearow use their beaks as probes – sticking them inside burrows or even the ground itself to catch food and pull it out. For fish, Fearow perch on branches just above the water and nab passing aquatic Pokemon – though they must be careful, as large water predators like Feraligatr, Swampert, or freshwater-dwelling Gyarados are all too willing to be added to their list of predators. Fearow are also willing to scavenge in urban areas.
HazardsIndividually, Spearow are too weak to be much of a threat to humans. However, they usually aren’t alone - they attack in swarms of potentially hundreds of individuals. When Spearow decide to band together against a common threat, said threat usually ends up seriously injured – or worse. Even though Spearow aggressiveness is partially due to territoriality, they’ll pursue intruders well outside it in anger. It is therefore highly recommended that Spearow should not be battled or caught unless it is certain that it’s newly fledged or a rouge that’s been kicked out of its flock – or if you have a powerful Pokémon on your side. If not… run. Fearow are actually slightly less aggressive, but they are usually found leading flocks of Spearow, so they should generally be avoided as well. They are also known to hold grudges, even ones started in the Spearow stage –people who inadvertently harmed a Spearow have reported being “randomly” attacked by a Fearow months or even years afterwards. Tame Spearow and even Fearow can be quite friendly, however, and make good Pokémon for beginners – though pecks can still hurt.
Courting and ChildrearingInterestingly, despite being first-stage evolutions, Spearow often breed, although they don’t do it as much as the leaders of the flocks, Fearow. Fearow form mated pairs which lead the Spearow flock – if Spearow attempt to mate, or if one evolves into Fearow, they expel them/it from the flock (though the mated Spearow pairs tend to evolve soon after. Scientists have founds this quite intresting, and are currently studying this, and since they often evolve just a few moths apart, they're studying whether one's evolution is delayed or the other's is accelerated). When the female Fearow is ready to breed, her comb turns a brighter red, at which point the male mates with her. She then lays her eggs (usually four, though more or less are known) in a large nest in a high place like a tree, cliff or building. The eggs hatch into baby Spearow, which are fed regurgitated meals by both parents untill they grow old enough to fly and find their own food, at which point they leave to join another Spearow flock. This species mates for life, and generally breeds on an annual basis.
Social StructureSpearow live in flocks; these can vary in size from a few dozen individuals to flocks of hundreds that look like living clouds of Spearow in flight. Despite the species’ common status as a pest, these superflocks are regarded as quite beautiful by some. However, some predators – such as Staraptor and Salamence (as well as Braviary and Hydregion, in certain places where Spearow has been introduced) – view these flocks as flying buffets, and the Spearow must adopt defensive maneuvers to evade them. Fearow live in mated pairs (though sometimes it’s just one newly-evolved Fearow) that rule over Spearow flocks and help them find food and roosting spots. They seem to have enough intelligence to coordinate the Spearow, and have displayed surprising tactical cunning.
In Human CultureSpearow are regarded as pests by many humans – not only because of their tendency to eat crops, deposit fecal matter all over cities, and territorially attack humans, but because they have become invasive species in several regions. They are infamous for evicting less aggressive bird Pokémon like Swablu from their nests and roosting places, and population control programs – often involving getting local predators to develop a taste for them – have been enacted in Spearow-invaded areas, with varied success. Fearow have more of a reputation as a powerful, majestic birds of prey, but their association with their pre-evolutions has tainted this to the point where they still usually are regarded as villainous. However, the line has had some good relations with humans as well. Tamed or captive-raised Spearow make surprisingly good pets, as well as good beginner Pokémon for young or inexperienced Trainers, and Fearow has some popularity with falconers and other Flying-type Trainers. Fearow even has a style of kung fu named after it – leading to an anthropomorphic one having a minor role in an animated martial arts movie.
Wow, another Kung Fu Panda reference? Well, these guys don't seem to be based on one particular bird - hence the lack of any other pop-culture Shout Outs - but there are also no crane, egret, or heron Pokemon as of yet, so I thought Fearow would be closest.
edited 26th Nov '11 8:20:44 AM by Umbramatic
RattletrapCrow T. Robot? Oh, he goes by Locoman now due to problems with editing in his original account. (TV Tropes acts wonky if you have puncuation in your username.)
Bleep bloop. I am a robot! Eh, just kidding.
Green TeamTHANK YOU SO MUCH <3. I'll PM Locoman immediately. By the way, what do you think of my Spearow revision?
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