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The Pokédex - Extended Fanon Edition:

 6676 Kexruct, Wed, 28th Dec '11 4:01:12 PM from Vvardenfell
nonarySpade
Why are we fnords spoilering Alduin?
They call themselves seamstresses -Feet of Clay
 6677 Sullen Frog, Wed, 28th Dec '11 4:05:01 PM from Voormithadreth Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
Whisperer in Darkness
Nah, as I envisioned it Dialga is more Akatosh; Zekrom as Alduin is the corrupted offspring/manifestation thereof.
 6678 Tangent 128, Wed, 28th Dec '11 5:35:58 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
dy/dx
In any case, the value of grass/water/fire starters as an object lesson has nothing to do with their gender ratios.

edited 28th Dec '11 5:36:34 PM by Tangent128

Conversation is a contact sport.
 6679 Umbramatic, Thu, 29th Dec '11 4:52:47 AM from WAAPT or PEFE Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Hot 4 Shelly
[up] I thought we were talking Pokemon X Skyrim now?

Anyway, here's the latest version of Thundurus. Hide your belly buttons.

Thundurus

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Thundurus [#642]

Physical Description

Thundurus closely resembles the two other members of its trio, Tornadus and Landorus, being a little over two meters tall and having a similar ogre-like upper body and cloud-like lower body. His skin is electric-blue, with darker blue spots that resemble typhoons and a patch of similar dark blue on its chest. He has a spiky white moustache above his small mouth and a long, jagged plume of white hair, resembling a thunderbolt. He has a large single horn on its head the same color as its spots, and bulging eyes with yellow scleras. His tail, which extends from the cloud wreathing his lower body, resembles a string of spiked black beads, from which Thundurus fires lightning bolts.

When communication with Thundurus using Psychic-types has been attempted, Thundurus has referred to himself as male – unusual for legendaries, but consistent with the rest of his trio.

Lore and History

Unovan culture has two somewhat contrasting views on Thundurus, based on different aspects of his personality. He is viewed partly as a destructive force, for he can leave charred ruins in his wake when rampaging and firing off lightning bolts. However, he is also viewed as a trickster, and is reputed to startle livestock and scare people with random thunderbolts out of the blue for fun.

A long – running legend among Unovan children is that if they don’t cover up their belly buttons when trying to sleep through a thunderstorm, Thundurus will steal them and then eat them.

Many legends involve foolish humans mistaking Thundurus for a “genie” and asking it to grant wishes; Thundurus just tricks the human into thinking it can, then loosely “grants” said wishes in a twisted way, leaving the person worse off than he or she was before.

However, Thundurus has some benevolent aspects to his reputation. He is said to have benefited humanity on several occasions by pranking other legendaries, and one legend even says that he gave early Unovans fire though his lightning bolts. And scientists studying the charred remains of farmlands and forests burned down by alleged Thundurus rampages have found that the charred soil and plant remains are highly fertile.

Legends tell of less successful ventures as well, though – such as trying to flirt with female humans or Pokemon. Another describes an incident where Thundurus “stole the sun, ” which may be derived from a historical conflict with a Volcarona.

Thundurus and Tornadus often work together, and their collaboration creates massive amounts of destruction, as Tornadus’ winds and rain power up Thundurus’ lightning bolts, and vice-versa. However, they both will submit to their more powerful “brother, ” Landorus, once the two have been defeated by him in combat. For this reason, rampages with the two of them together are mercifully rare, for it is often said that when Tornadus and Thundurus are together, Landorus will soon show up to prevent them from causing too much harm, especially if the two others are in a place that’s sacred to Landorus.

Known Sightings

Thundurus roams all across Unova; folktales say he ranges northwards later in evenings and at night, and southwards in mornings and afternoons. These tales have been backed up by patterns in sightings. Thundurus-watchers often take note of unusual flash thunderstorms in areas not heavily inhabited by humans – they’re usually a sign that Thundurus is close by.

Like some other legendaries (including Tornadus) Thundurus tends to flee when it encounters humans (especially those with Pokémon) directly; it only attacks when severely threatened or when somehow trapped (usually by certain moves used by a Trainer’s Pokémon). Those who pursue Thundurus are often tormented by lightning bolts that just barely miss the pursuer. Some continue to pursue regardless, but doing so is heavily discouraged, since it can enrage Thundurus and send it on a rampage, which will cause wide scale destruction.

Two areas are particularly well known for Thundurus sightings. The area just north of Mistralon City is a common place to spot him, as is Milos Island off the coast of Driftveil City, where shrines to all three members of his trio exist.

Thundurus legends usually don’t feature him interacting with non-Unovan legendaries, but one of the major exceptions is the Myth of the Warrior, where he did battle with Rayquaza and won. Though whether Thundurus truly is capable of such a feat is hotly debated, the myth is widely told and accepted among the people of Unova, and Thundurus is certainly not to be underestimated.

Abilities

Thundurus has the raw power of lightning at its disposal, and doesn’t hesitate to use it. his power rivals that of Zapdos and Raikou, and may be enough to even compare to Zekrom. He can adjust the voltage to deliver whatever kind of shock he wants – from small sparks to massive bolts of lightning that can destroy skyscrapers. Lightning isn’t his limit, though – he can also use his powerful fists, blasts of Aura, a strong bite, pulses of “darkness”, plant control, globs of sludge, rocks, mental enhancement of its power, small flames, thievery and even psychic powers when he engages foes.

Thundurus also enjoys taking its enemies by surprise by using non-offensive powers before those it’s battling can strike. This trait is similar to one seen in normal Pokémon like Sableye, where it is reffered to as “Prankster” by trainers. This has made Thundurus particularly valuable, and warnings have been issued to Unovan trainers to avoid trying to capture it, lest it start a rampage.

Hazards

Thundurus usually interacts with humans in one of two ways: It plays pranks on them, or it sees them up close and flees. However, when someone gets Thundurus angry, he fulfills his reputation as a force of destruction to great effect. His lightning bolts fire in rapid succession and at full power, and entire cities have been blasted to smithereens by Thundurus when he is outraged. When Tornadus joins him, the devastation is indescribable. Fortunately, they tend to calm down quickly, and when they don’t, Landorus usually arrives on the scene to stop them. The last time they rampaged together was on Milos Island in 19XX, where the storms they created were powerful enough to change the island's entire landscape and wipe out most of its houses. The two legendaries have been relatively calm since then – though they could easily start up again.

Other

Unovans have a long tradition of telling stories where Landorus brings gifts to good children during the region’s harvest festivals, but Thundurus buries bad ones in mountains of coal.

Thundurus is often seen in artwork alongside his counterpart and fellow trio member Tornadus, usually causing either destruction or mischief. Both are also often depicted with Landorus, with statues of all three being a common sight in Unovan shrines.

A heavily anthropomorphized version of Thundurus with a signature straw hat was a common sight in the cinema of certain non-Unovan countries; this eventually led to that version of the legendary becoming a heavily recurring character in a series of bloody fighting games. Additionally, he was the namesake of a sidekick of a minor antagonist in a popular RPG from a long-running series of such.


Not much edited form last version; just added some intraproject links and made some consistency edits (I still had been referring to Thundurus as "it" on occasion).

So yeah, needs feeback and stuff.

edited 29th Dec '11 11:36:10 AM by Umbramatic

 6680 Sullen Frog, Thu, 29th Dec '11 7:33:56 AM from Voormithadreth Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
Whisperer in Darkness
So does this mean that Thundurus ends all his sentences with 'ya know', ya know?
 6681 Kexruct, Thu, 29th Dec '11 9:13:16 AM from Vvardenfell
nonarySpade
The Final Fantasy is example is really pushing it.

edited 29th Dec '11 11:42:57 AM by Kexruct

They call themselves seamstresses -Feet of Clay
 6682 Silent Reverence, Thu, 29th Dec '11 11:37:12 AM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
adopting kitteh
Good point on the FF example. If it has to stay, should be reworded to something like "inspired by". After all I don't recall any of the characters being, well, genies with cloudy lower body partes and what looks like a giant tentacle. Well, perhaps Selphie, but not the others.
 6683 Umbramatic, Thu, 29th Dec '11 11:39:35 AM from WAAPT or PEFE Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Hot 4 Shelly
[up][up][up] [lol]

[up][up] It was one of the few pop-cultural references to Rajin (Thundurus' inspiration) that I thought would work, ya know. I did notice that I forgot to mention it was merely a namesake, so I added that, ya know. Seifer probably wouldn't have an actual legendary following him around. ya know.

[up] Same as above, ya kno*bricked*

edited 29th Dec '11 11:43:40 AM by Umbramatic

 6684 Silent Reverence, Thu, 29th Dec '11 12:01:18 PM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
 6685 Umbramatic, Thu, 29th Dec '11 2:23:22 PM from WAAPT or PEFE Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Hot 4 Shelly
[up] Sorry. I guess there I was pushing it.

EDIT: Unless you were adding to the overly long gag...

EDIT 2: Yeah, you were.

EDIT 3: Wiki'ing Thundurus so I can work on Landorus; it's still open to suggestions, though.

edited 30th Dec '11 12:01:59 PM by Umbramatic

 6686 Umbramatic, Fri, 30th Dec '11 12:57:12 PM from WAAPT or PEFE Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Hot 4 Shelly
Sorry for the double post, but I figured this merited its own post.

Alright, after chatting with Silent I've compiled this list of articles that still need to be put on the wiki (after we look over them for needed revisions, of course):

Some are written by people who are still active; others are not and need to be edited and/or copypasted to the wiki.

Also, claiming Seviper. Since I need to do some Gen. 3 stuff.

edited 30th Dec '11 1:02:03 PM by Umbramatic

 6687 Silent Reverence, Fri, 30th Dec '11 1:01:19 PM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
adopting kitteh
I could volunteer to give some final checks to Zangoose (which needs some additions) and or Oshawott (which seems to only need minor checks) to move them to wiki, but that will be after the NY holidays and the corresponding weekend.
 6688 Tracer Bullet, Sun, 1st Jan '12 12:31:35 AM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
And, being the laughably laggy contributor that I am, let's ring in 2012 with Reconstructed Moles Drilbur.

Drilbur Line

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Drilbur [529]
  • Excadrill [530]

Physical Description

The Pokémon of the Drilbur line are a line of small bipedal talpids with limbs, including large, clawed forelimbs that terminate in three digits, the accumulation of metallic substances in their skeletal structures with age and evolution, as well their adaptations to a subterranean lifestyle..

Typical individuals from this line's first stage, Drilbur, stand 30 centimeters tall and weigh between 8-9 kilograms. A Drilbur possesses a large prominent snout covered in white fur that terminates with a prominent pink nose. Other notable anatomical features include Drilbur's three prominent claws on its arms, which enable it to burrow at rapid speeds through the soil, its side-facing eyes with small irises, a small tail, and its distinctive blue and black pelt. On a Drilbur, regions around the head, encompassing the lower legs and the undersides of its arms are covered in black fur, with blue regions dominating its upper legs and posterior, and a vaguely circular region along its palms, with the rest of its body exhibiting wide bands of these two fur colors.

The second and presumed final stage, Excadrill, undergoes a number of physical alterations with evolution. Two of the most readily apparent alterations are to its height and weight, with the average Excadrill standing 70 centimeters tall and weighing just over 40 kilograms. Other changes to Excadrill's anatomy include the emergence of a "drill bit" consisting of a plate with two prominent spikes located in tandem with each other that is fused to an Excadrill's skull, as well as the six digits on its forelimbs, the middle digits possessing spikes of a similar nature. Excadrill's muzzle is remarkably alike that of its prior form, with the only major difference consisting of two sets of red "slashes" on its cheeks, the rest of its pelt changes dramatically, with a body dominated by brown fur, punctuated by red fur composing rhombal "slashes" that ring its abdomen, a small rhombal region along its posterior, and rhombal regions covering subcutaneous spikes on its kneecaps, the sides of its head, and on both lateral sides of its lower forelimbs.

In rare cases, individuals exhibiting a phenotype associated with a genetic mutation are documented. Such individuals possess blue noses, gray muzzles, and magenta fur in regions where blue fur is located on their counterparts. As Excadrill, such individuals have an alike nose and muzzle coloration as their more common counterparts, but have a coat consisting of magenta and blue regions in place of the typical brown and red.

Notable Biology

One of the defining characteristics of creatures from the Drilbur line is their skeletal system, which like those of a number of Pokemon, incorporates metallic compounds. This phenomenon is most pronounced for the later morph, whose bones possess a characteristic appearance not wholly unlike that of the bones of creatures such as Lucario. These metallic compounds give Drilbur and Excadrill's skeletal system the strength to facilitate feats that are truly remarkable for creatures of their size, including granting them the ability to burrow through soil at speeds approaching that of vehicular traffic on the surface. As with creatures with similar skeletal structures, these creatures are vulnerable to overheating due to exposure to bursts of extremely high temperatures, and often suffer significant bodily discomfort in sustained cold or heat, a phenomenon that is most pronounced amongst Excadrill (though it should be noted that they possess a much greater resistance to sudden bursts of cold temperature better than their younger counterparts).

Creatures from this line are also defined by their adaptations which enable them to thrive in subterranean environments. One of the most prominent of these is the greater tolerance for low oxygen and high carbon dioxide levels by these creatures' respiratory systems. Drilbur and Excadrill also possess formidable senses of smell and sensitivity to vibrations, which enable them to discern prey in pitch-black tunnel networks. Excadrill's 7-piece "drill bit" also enables it to assume a shell-like position that encloses its upper body, which serves both as a defense mechanism as well as a means to burrow rapidly through soil. These adaptations are not without disadvantages, one of the most prominent of these being Drilbur and Excadrill's relative difficulty in adjusting to abrupt shifts in ambient light, which can lead to members of this line being temporarily stunned and disoriented by bright flashes of light.

Another, typically overlooked facet of Drilbur and Excadrill's biology is their possession of toxic saliva, which is a powerful paralytic agent for some creatures. This saliva is used in order to paralyze weakened prey via bites, which allow for prey to be moved elsewhere into the tunnels that Drilbur and Excadrill dwell in for more convenient or otherwise future consumption.

Three distinct submorphs of the Drilbur line are known to exist, which are differentiated by a combination of psychological and physiological factors. The first of these submorphs is characterized by a unique pelt structure that makes individuals more suited to moving through tunnels or settings with large quantities of suspended particulates with less resistance. The second of these submorphs is known to possess a generally greater incorporation of soil and rocks into its attacks. These individuals are characterized by typically larger claws that are capable of displacing greater quantities of earth than their other counterparts. The last, and rarest submorph possesses glands near the base of its claws that secrete an acrid, unpleasant-feeling substance, which is incorporated into such individuals' attacks.

Habitat

Drilbur and Excadrill are known to live in expansive series of tunnels that are known to extend as far as 100 meters below the surface of the earth. In most environments, these tunnel networks possess burrows that connect the network to the surface world that are obscured by cover such as brush in order to prevent detection by foes, in mountainous and cavernous environments that host Drilbur and Excadrill populations, such burrows are much more commonly documented. Drilbur and Excadrill are known to be especially prolific in Unova, with reports from transit authorities throughout the region documenting encounters with these creatures, which suggests a range far more vast than a typical trainer's encounters with these creatures would suggest. Readily accessible populations of these creatures can be encountered caves along Unova Routes 3, 6, 7, 9, and 13 along with Unova's Victory Road.

Diet

Drilbur and Excadrill possess an omnivorous diet, composed of nuts and tubers along with primarily invertebrate prey. Hunting patterns are more typically documented among Excadrill, with Drilbur typically dependent upon elder counterparts for sustenance or otherwise assistance in dispatching quarry. Drilbur and Excadrill appear to have their preferred prey influenced by the demands of their skeletal structure, with predation upon lone Durant a commonly-documented phenomena, as well as the emergence of evidence strongly suggesting the predation of Onix and Steelix by members of this line. Both solitary and group hunting behaviors have been documented amongst these creatures, with many strategies revolving around luring or otherwise herding prey into tunnels and then collapsing its exits. Unlike most Pokemon, creatures from this line are known to store live prey for later consumption, in chambers known in some circles as "larders".

Hazards

In spite of their short stature and deceptively unassuming appearance, it should be kept in mind that as with any Pokemon, needlessly antagonizing creatures from the Drilbur line is far from a wise proposition. Both members of this line are known to utilize slashing attacks. Clawings from Drilbur are known to be capable of leaving gashes deep enough to necessitate medical sutures and sterilization to avoid potentially dangerous infections, with the effects of a clawing by an Excadrill typically trending several orders of magnitude more serious in nature. Some members in captivity are capable of executing a technique known as "Poison Jab, " which incorporates their toxic saliva into attacks with their claws. Drilbur and Excadrill also both are known to utilize techniques that impair an opponent's ability to see by throwing sand into their eyes or otherwise generating clouds of dust and sand. Both stages of this line are known to employ attacks which employ the throwing of foreign objects such as rocks, which depending upon the size of the projectile and strength of the assailant can result in injuries ranging from minor bruises and scrapes to multiple fractured bones and massive internal bleeding. Excadrill and on rarer occasions, Drilbur are known to be capable of utilizing attacks that generate localized tremors. In such an attack, the greatest risk of injury typically lies with the threat of falling objects, which are commonplace in the subterranean settings that Drilbur and Excadrill dwell in in the wild. In the wild, Excadrill, and in rarer circumstances, it's earlier form, have been known to use a technique known as "Drill Run, " in which opponents are plowed into while rotating its body in a corkscrew motion. It should be noted that this tactic is capable of piercing metal sheets among more powerful users, which for opponents pinned against hard surfaces, is often a fatal experience.

It should be noted that in many cases, hostile encounters with Drilbur and Excadrill will involve groups of these creatures. In such a case, it is generally preferable to use tactics such as the use of repels or techniques such as Roar to buy time to escape rather than attempt to engage the group. Other, more mundane hazards associated with training these creatures include potential damage to yards and building foundations by the burrowings of poorly-trained creatures from this line as well as attacks on perceived aggressors to trainers.

Courting

Due to the great difficulties involved in observing creatures of this line in their native environment, which have resulted in the destruction of many a researcher's camera equipment, our best knowledge of Drilbur and Excadrill's courtship habits arise from behaviors exhibited by captive individuals. Both Drilbur and Excadrill are fertile, with most observations in the wild suggesting that both forms engage in mating in the wild. Male Drilbur and Excadrill are known to attempt to woo mates via mating calls, which are often accompanied by gifts of food. Aggressive behavior has been documented among rival suitors, not wholly unlike that present amongst other Pokemon. Mating amongst creatures from this line appears to be rather opportunistic, as most creatures from this line in captivity are not known to exhibit long-term intimacy with mates. After mating, the male and female will separate, with the latter carrying the eggs of her young. Drilbur seldom have multiple young, while Excadrill are known to have litters that average 4-5 individuals. As with most mammalian Pokemon, Drilbur eggs are capable of surviving both oviparous and ovoviviparous reproduction, with incidences of the latter presumed to be markedly more common in the wild than in captivity.

Social Structure

Drilbur are born blind for the first 14 days of their lives, and based upon encounters with wild Drilbur, appear to be cared for by their mothers for a month before being left to fend for themselves, who generally fully mature within the course of 10 months. Little is known about Drilbur social structures other than individuals apparently live in close proximity to each other, and regularly engage in group activities such as hunting. It is theorized in some circles that Drilbur and its evolution may be colonial, though data presently remains inconclusive to support such an observation.

In Human Society

Drilbur and Excadrill have long possessed a mixed reputation in human circles, serving as both major aerators of the soil, helping to unearth valuable buried gems and artifacts via their activities, and aides to excavation as well as major agricultural pests who also frequently damage valuable subterranean infrastructure such as subway tunnels and water mains in the regions that host large populations of these creatures. In the past, Drilbur and Excadrill pelts were prized for their consistency, which enabled them to serve as an affordable, but comfortable-feeling material with which to make garments, though the practice has largely faded from existence. Contemporary media very much reflects the mixed attitudes towards Drilbur and Excadrill, with most depictions casting these creatures in an industrious but disruptive light. Members of this line make appearances both as protagonists, including as a minor character within a children's animated series revolving around stuffed animals and as recurring characters in the properties of a major video game manufacturer, including in a number of platforming IPs that it owns or has otherwise published and as recurring enemies in a cult series of role-playing games.


Article by Tracer Bullet.

Thoughts, critiques, and commentaries are welcome... And happy new year, folks!

edited 1st Jan '12 12:34:58 AM by TracerBullet

Hard Boiled Detective Since 1985
 6689 Swampertrox, Sun, 1st Jan '12 7:14:06 AM from Abandoned Ship Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Mage of Life
[up][up][up] I'll wiki Litwick in the next few days.

Anyone know who wrote the Magikarp article? It seems a bit short, and I had some ideas.
Modded minecraft server. PM me for info.
 6690 Umbramatic, Sun, 1st Jan '12 7:33:44 AM from WAAPT or PEFE Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Hot 4 Shelly
[up] Looking at the history, I beleive it was Captain Napalm, who is now Tracer. I'll send him a PM seeing if he's OK with you editing it.

...also, I love this line and would ask to collab with you, but I still have to do Landorus and Golett.
 6691 Swampertrox, Sun, 1st Jan '12 7:41:00 AM from Abandoned Ship Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Mage of Life
[up] I'll probably take a while, so you have plenty of time.
Modded minecraft server. PM me for info.
 6692 Umbramatic, Sun, 1st Jan '12 7:51:39 AM from WAAPT or PEFE Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Hot 4 Shelly
[up] OK! grin I should get to work on Landorus after breakfast... and some stuff in the RP.
 6693 rmctagg09, Sun, 1st Jan '12 10:40:54 AM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
And as the second article of 2012, I give you electric flying lampreys!

-Runs away from a school of Tynamo-

Tynamo Line

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Tynamo [#602]
  • Eelektrik [#603]
  • Eelektross [#604]

Notable Bio

The eel-like Tynamo Line is one of the most unique of Unova’s Pokémon denizens. Despite being piscine Pokémon (Though that status is being debated due to observations posted in Courting and Childrearing.), and spending most of their lives in water, they lack a Water typing and are classified as pure Electric types by the Pokemon League. Similarly to Pokémon such as Mantine and Sharpedo, they have cartilaginous skeletons that make them far more flexible than most other Pokemon. Also, all members of this line are in possession of an organ that allows them to float above the ground using magnetism, with the time spent floating depending on the form, as well as a specialized swim bladder that works as a lung, allowing them to breathe air.

The first morph, Tynamo, is a small piscine Pokémon under half a meter in length and about three tenths of a kilogram in weight. White in color with black eyes and a cross shaped mouth; they also have a yellow lateral line running across their bodies. Tynamo on their own are relatively weak Pokémon, though not as relatively defenseless as either [[{{Fanon Pokedex/Magikarp Magikarp]] or [[{{Fanon Pokedex/Feebas Feebas]], and are limited only to tackling, electrified tackling, and a rather weak electric blast. To circumvent this weakness, Tynamo travel together in schools that are hundreds strong. Together, the electricity generated by the combined strength of a Tynamo school is about as strong as a lightning bolt, and just as deadly. To communicate, Tynamo and its evolution use a combination of cries and flash patterns similar to those created by Pokémon such as Ampharos and the Chinchou Line, and just as complex [[Trainer's Note: In one case, a Tynamo that had an accident involving an MP3 player ended up being able to communicate only in flash patterns. As an interesting side effect, it pretty much became a living MP3 player.]] Once a Tynamo has grown enough, it leaves the school in order to complete its evolution into Eelektrik.

The second morph, Eelektrik, is an over one meter long eel Pokémon, with the average specimen weighing about 22 kilograms. They are dark blue in color, with a red tail, a beige underbelly and vertical front fins, and a red, sucker-like mouth containing four fangs. Eelektrik also have innocuous yellow spots on their bodies and around their eyes that are actually electricity Unlike Tynamo, Eelektrik are a bit more solitary, preferring to live and hunt alone, with older Eelektrik spending most of their time at sea. Due to this fact, they are seen even more rarely than their earlier form and rarely float, staying mainly in the water or on the ground on the rare times that they come ashore.

The final, rarely seen morph, Eelektross, is the most powerful and dangerous of all. In order for an Eelektrik to acquire this form, it must acquire a Thunderstone and be exposed to its unique radiation. Due to the rarity of a wild Eelektrik actually finding a Thunderstone, the vast majority of Eelektross are in the possession of trainers. Standing at over two meters and weighing in at over 80 kilograms in the average specimen, Eelektross boasts a similar color scheme to Eelektrik, except for the fact that they have red eyes with black irises, as well as much longer, wider spaced fangs. Their two fin-arms allow them to grab objects, including potential prey, while their modified pelvic fins allow them to walk on land by acting as feet, making them one of the Unova region’s top predators.

One of the most peculiar features of Eelektross is the astounding number of techniques that it is capable of learning when trained due to its highly developed omnisacs, with ironically only Water type moves (save for Rain Dance) that it is incapable of learning. This makes them highly valued amongst trainers for their versatility. Unlike the mostly pelagic Eelektrik, Eelektross stay closer to shore so that they can better catch prey due to their body plan making them not quite as adept swimmers as their previous morphs.

On rare occasions, Tynamo can be born with red lateral lines that evolve into Eelektrik and Eelektross that are bright green in color. These Pokémon are highly prized by collectors.

Habitat

The preferred habitat of the Tynamo Line tends to depend on evolutionary stage. Tynamo spend their lives inside underground rivers bordering areas of high magnetism, with the one within Chargestone Cave being the most famous example. To avoid predators they can occasionally float away from the river and enter the main cave itself, where they are most commonly encountered and caught by trainers. Tynamo tend to have a poor resistance against high water temperatures like those found in the tropics, which is why they reside mainly in temperate waters.

Eelektrik, on the other hand, are pelagic Pokémon that spend much of their time off Unova’s coast once they’re old enough, rarely coming close to shore except to breed and watch over their Tynamo progeny. Being fairly good travelers, they can also be found as far out as the continental shelf, and there have been reports of vagrants in other regions. The few examples of wild Eelektross, due to the rarity of an Eelektrik actually acquiring a Thunderstone, tend to stay close to shore so that they can better ambush prey on the shoreline when they’re not hunting the diet of their previous morphs, though they still happen to be fairly good swimmers, if not quite as good as Eelektrik.

Diet

The Tynamo Line is entirely carnivorous, with every morph being a hunter of other Pokémon. When just hatched, Tynamo ammocoetes are mainly filter feeders before shifting to a more actively predatory diet. Lone Tynamo will stick mainly to catching young Basculin and Frillish, though Tynamo hunting as a school can hunt adult Basculin, Jellicent, and even the occasional land dwelling Pokémon that runs into their path. Since Tynamo line members have an unusually high tolerance for iron, Steel types are occasionally on the menu, though they are normally not the first choice since punching through their armor is a very tough endeavor. Occasionally, Tynamo acting either alone or in schools will parasitize much larger Pokémon for their bodily fluids, which can cause them to get an infection due to their saliva acting as an anticoagulant.

Eelektrik hunt alone and will attack any potential prey through coiling around it and paralyzing it. Like Tynamo, they are also capable of parasitism, with Eelektrik occasionally taking a bite out of much larger Pokemon such as Wailord. Eelektross is an ambush predator, waiting for prey to show up on the shoreline before popping up, paralyzing if not killing it outright with an electrified bite, and dragging it underwater for consumption through the absorption of bodily fluids. They are also known to herd prey to the shallows so that they can electrocute them dead. [[Trainer’s Note: Eelektrik and Eelektross in particular are known to have very large appetites, so it is important that they be fed fairly regularly.]]

Hazards

While the members of the Tynamo Line prefer to run away from conflict and rarely consider humans as potential prey unless their usual prey is unavailable (Though cases of mistaken identity are not unknown.), if cornered or threatened they will attack. Tynamo by themselves attack with tackles and electric shocks, which are capable of causing fractures and brain damage respectively. Engaging a Tynamo school is not recommended, as they are capable of generating enough electricity to send an impertinent trainer to the intensive care unit of a hospital if not the morgue. Eelektrik, while lacking a movepool quite as large as Eelektross, are capable of attacking opponents in a number of ways.

Aside from stronger versions of what Tynamo can do, these ways include biting with their fangs, creating puncture wounds that may necessitate sutures that may also have trouble healing due to the anticoagulant saliva, spraying corrosive acid from their mouth that can suppress abilities and necessitate treatment for chemical burns, constricting opponents tight enough to asphyxiate them, firing even more powerful electric blasts, and in the case of older Eelektrik, trashing around wildly enough to cause massive internal injuries to what they hit. Luckily, afterwards they become dazed due to fatigue from exerting themselves so greatly, allowing a quick getaway.

Eelektross can do everything their earlier forms can do, but are made even deadlier due to the addition of proper arms and highly developed omnisacs, which was showcased when a group of Pokémon Rangers attempted to subdue a trained Eelektross that had gotten startled and went on a mini-rampage as a result. Said Eelektross was capable of firing gouts of flame, batting down opponents with its arms, tossing large rocks and dirt, and wreathing its claws in emerald flames similar to the kind created by draconic Pokémon and raking enemies with them, making it very hard to properly subdue.

In the absence of large amounts of Repel, it can be difficult to defeat a member of this line in battle due to their levitation organ rendering them more or less immune to Ground type attacks. However, if they are forced to land for whatever reason, they are subject to the same weaknesses as any other Electric type. [[Trainer’s Note: An especially good repellent to keep away members of this line is the scent created by the deceased members of this species. Upon smelling it, they will clear out as far away as possible.]]

Courting and Childrearing

Mating among Tynamo Line members in the wild is mainly performed by Eelektrik since Eelektross are rarely seen in the wild. Eelektrik are anadromous, so Eelektrik from all over return to the caves of their birth during the mating season in order to breed, using their sense of smell to find the way. Once they get there, they use flash patterns to entice mating partners to breed. After the mating is completed, the female Eelektrik or Eelektross will lay her eggs in an alcove above the water so that the eggs will be safe from predators. When the eggs hatch, the Tynamo fall into the water, where their parents will take care of them until they’ve grown large enough to defend themselves on their own.

Strangely enough, Tynamo and its evolutions are incapable of breeding with other piscine Pokémon, though they are capable of having viable offspring not only with species such as Gastrodon but even Ghost types such as Chandelure and Gengar. The reasons for this continue to vex researchers, though it is why some researchers have stated that Tynamo should be placed in a sister clade to other piscine Pokémon because of this.

Social Structure

Tynamo live mainly in large swarms up to hundreds strong looking for food. Sightings of lone Tynamo are likely due to separation from the group while trying to avoid a predator or the Pokémon being almost ready to evolve. Both Eelektrik and the rare wild Eelektross are solitary, only coming together when either there’s a large amount of food, mating season, or rearing their children, though they are known to be among the seafaring Pokémon that get tended to by Alomomola.

In Human Society

Tynamo and its evolutions are rarely seen in most media, but they are considered consumable (being much meatier than most other piscine Pokemon) and were seen as a Unovan delicacy amongst the nobility in medieval times. They have gained somewhat of a negative reputation over time due to Unovan nobles starving schools of Eelektrik (or just one lone Eelektross) and throwing people they were displeased with to them to be eaten alive, as well as being seen as pests due to their habit of hunting choice aquatic species such as Basculin. While they are rarely seen in popular culture outside of horror movies, Eelektrik are seen as minor enemies in a cult videogame about a psychic going to a special summer camp that trains others of his kind, and the ravenous tendencies of starved Eelektrik are shown in a popular series of children's books. On the Internet, one popular form of shock picture is to photoshop Eelektrik mouths unto fingers to freak people out.


Written by rmctagg09.

edited 17th Jan '12 9:24:06 PM by rmctagg09

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It's typed rmctagg09.
 6694 Umbramatic, Sun, 1st Jan '12 10:50:43 AM from WAAPT or PEFE Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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[up] Looks great, and I don't really see any problems right now, except maybe you could stick a Lachrymose Leech reference in there. I'm glad you incorporated my suggestions on Tynamo's diet.

Also, Swampertrox, I found the real author of Magikarp thanks to Tracer. I already P Med him about you revising it, but if you want to do it yourself the original is here.
 6695 Swampertrox, Sun, 1st Jan '12 11:21:21 AM from Abandoned Ship Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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[up] Right. Since it's already slightly edited, I'm going to use the wiki'd version for editing.
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 6696 Umbramatic, Sun, 1st Jan '12 11:45:49 AM from WAAPT or PEFE Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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[up] I meant sending a PM to the original author.
 6697 Mystic Kenji, Tue, 3rd Jan '12 2:46:57 PM from Pittsburgh, PA
Hm?
list of articles

Cool. I think I'll glance over (and possibly touch up) the Spinarak and Murkrow line articles sometime.
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 6699 Tangent 128, Tue, 3rd Jan '12 10:30:14 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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We started Tropius as collab slightly over a year ago... I think this is the link.

It needs Courting/Childrearing done, and possibly polishing of the rest, then we can post it to wiki. And maybe polish it some more at that point, I love the fruitplane bananasaurs. tongue
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 6700 Blissey 1, Tue, 3rd Jan '12 11:19:45 PM from a random Pokčcenter Relationship Status: I know
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I distinctly recall having a discussion on Tropius courting way back. Something about the male having to have an awesome neck bouquet of fruit and also a nice spread of land.

...which, upon closer examination, does appear to be in the article under the Social Structure section.
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