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The Pokédex - Extended Fanon Edition:

 6951 Regitnui, Thu, 24th May '12 11:25:55 AM from Blind Eternities
Worldweaver Spider
The quote marks were in the template, so I wasn't sure how necessary they were. I left them in. Killing quotes and adding edits now.
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 6952 Blissey 1, Thu, 24th May '12 11:28:42 AM from a random Pokčcenter Relationship Status: I know
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yeah, we used them way back when the template was made, but we've stopped that. Really need to update the template...
Aren't weepinbell capable of hopping round? They could get around and mate that way.

 6954 Regitnui, Thu, 24th May '12 11:59:41 AM from Blind Eternities
Worldweaver Spider
Weepinbell hopping around didn't really make sense to me. While victreebel are large enough to hop a significant distance (length of a human stride) a weepinbell trying to move in the same way for the same distance would probably lose more energy than was worth it. That's why I mention them moving when they fall off their preferred perches but being sedentary otherwise.

I'm going to go with the line working entirely like plants re respiration. I fail to see where any of the line would keep any lungs. And anyway, everything except the eyes can be explained via plant biology. Even then, they could just be photosensitive patches beneath the skin.

I have an explanation for the ability gluttony that doesn't have to go under diet! Yay!
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 6955 rmctagg09, Thu, 24th May '12 12:14:28 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
The Weepinbell could simply use wind blown pollen to reproduce with one another. Also, the hook could simply be the tip of a retractile vine.
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 6956 Regitnui, Thu, 24th May '12 12:33:07 PM from Blind Eternities
Worldweaver Spider
That's actually an interesting point, rmctagg09. Weepinbell can learn Vine Whip, so I don't see why their hook couldn't be at least partially extendable. It also explains how they can climb back into trees if they need to,

As for wind-pollination, I think we have enough pokemon that trigger hayfever. I'll do more research on pitcher plants, see if I can't come up with something.
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 6957 rmctagg09, Thu, 24th May '12 12:50:39 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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I actually checked the BP page on Vine Whip, and that's exactly how Weepinbell's Vine Whip works.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

It's typed rmctagg09.
According to The Other Wiki, pitcher traps (and venus flytraps incidentally) grow a flower on a very long stalk so that pollinators don't have to go too near the traps and be attracted into them accidentally. So maybe weepin/victree could grow a flower on their "vine" appendage and extend it away from the main body.

 6959 rmctagg09, Thu, 24th May '12 2:50:33 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
I remember reading or watching that once.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

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Shadow
I agree with having them grow the flower seeing as that's their real method of breading.

Also with the scientiffic names i make them up using the scientific name of hat the pokemon is based off as a guide.

Overall nice job i like ot and i look forward to seeing your explanation for gluttony and i'm glad it's you and not me that's writing it.

On another note my Venipede article is coming eventually, i have started it and will get around to finishing it in a few weeks once uni has finished.

edited 24th May '12 4:34:15 PM by Shadow6666

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 6961 Regitnui, Thu, 24th May '12 10:19:15 PM from Blind Eternities
Worldweaver Spider
I hadn't heard about that particular quirk of venus flytraps, even though I own a plant... That'll actually work nicely. I'd rather have them pollinated by the small bird pokemon of the region; pidgey and spearow; who are attracted by the pistil within the flower wriggling like a worm.

Victreebel should stay the same, with females developing flowers instead.

Is Nepenthes Mobilis a good scientific name for Bellsprout?
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Shadow
Sounds good to me
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Shadow
Finally got around to finishing my Karrablast line article as seen below. Added a special section to quickly mention it's special evolution conditions.

Karrablast Line

Morphs [Oak Catalogue #]

Karrablast [#588] - Damaster karablus

Escavalier [#589] - Damaster cavalierus

Physical Description

Karrablast and Escavalier are a pair of coleopteran Pokémon that despite being related by evolution have dramatically different appearances. Karrablast is a small, bipedal, ovular Pokémon with a mostly blue carapace which leads to a horn on its head. Its ridged underbelly is yellow in colouration and its small stubby arms and legs are black. Karrablast’s face is black in colouration with a small teal patch on their forehead and consists of a small mouth with two fangs and a pair of orange pupiled eyes with yellow scleras.

Escavalier on the other hand looks similar to a medieval knight’s helmet though if one looks closely they can see the body it had as a Karrablast within the armour. During evolution to Escavalier its arms have become significantly longer and now end in an armoured protrusion similar in appearance to a medieval lance with two red stripes around its length and a red tip and possess disks of armour around their shoulders. Its legs now rest inside the spiral part of a Shelmets shell which has grown a red point similar to a boats rudder from the bottom. On its head it now wears the visor of a Shelmets shell as a helmet. The horn it had as a Karrablast has fused to the helmet and has become a red crest on top of its helmet.

Karrablast stand at between 30 and 60 cm and weigh between 4 and 7 kg though individuals that are smaller or larger do exist. During evolution they double in size now being between 85cm and 1.2m in height and its weight has increased almost 6 fold with Escavalier now weighing between 25 and 40 kg. Most of this weight gain is due to it gaining Steel- type characteristics during evolution.

Unique Evolution

Like the Shelmet line the Karrablast Line has a very unique evolution requirement. In order for Karrablast to evolve into Escavalier it must undergo electrical stimulation while in close proximity to a Shelmet during which the Karrablast will basically steal Shelmets shell to use as its armour. The easiest way for this situation to occur is through the use of a trade machine and it almost never happens in the wild except in the very rare situation that a Karrablast and Shelmet are struck by lightning while in close proximity. It is interesting to note that if either the Karrablast or Shelmet is holding an Everstone neither Pokémon will evolve, the only situation where this will occur, the Everstone will normally only affect the Pokémon holding it during a trade not the trade partner as well. The reason for this is still being researched.

Notable Biology

Karrablast possess a small poison sac with which it can learn to use the move Toxic with some coaching. It also possess small tubes that run from this poison sac to the tip of its horn allowing it to pump the poison from its sac to its horn in order to use the move Poison Jab with some tutoring. They can also spit an acidic liquid from their mouths when they feel threatened.

As an Escavalier the tubes from its poison sac now lead to the tips of its lances. As mentioned above Escavalier is clad in the armour it stole from Shelmet allowing it when threatened to close up its armour to protect its soft body within. This armour also allows it to use the move Iron Head by ramming the foe with its helmeted head.

As with most Pokémon there are three distinct sub-groups of this line that each show different abilities. The first sub-group produce large amounts of adrenaline when in stressful situations which allows them to increase the power of their Bug-type moves; this is known to trainers as the “Swarm” ability. The second sub-group possess as Karrablast the “Shed Skin” ability; this means they have the ability to shed their carapace whenever they feel rather than at regular intervals. In the wild they can use this to escape from predators and as a result during battle they can recover quickly from status conditions, though this isn’t guaranteed to work and it may take a while for it to loosen its carapace enough to shed it during which time it will still feel the effects of the conditions. As an Escavalier members of the second sub-group possess larger stronger armour that prevents the foe from hitting a critical part of its body and dealing extra damage; this is known to trainers as the “Shell Armour” ability. As Karrablast the third sub-group possess what is termed the “No Guard” ability once thought to be unique to the Machop line until Karrablast and the members of the Golett line were discovered to be able to have it. These members fight much closer to their opponents than other members of the species making it impossible for either their opponent or themselves to dodge attacks and making shielding moves such as Protect ineffective due to Karrablast fighting within the shields radius. As Escavalier these members exhibit the “Overcoat” ability, these members have thicker armour that prevents them from taking damage in hail or sandstorm weather conditions, though it should be noted that as a Steel- type Escavalier doesn’t take damage from sandstorm conditions anyway.

As with all Pokémon there are members that exhibit a rare phenotype that changes their colours. As a Karrablast these members possess a bluish-green carapace with a lime green stomach and green sclera. As Escavalier these members possess light brown armour and pink where there is usually red and the body within the armour shows the same colours as a shiny Karrablast. It should be noted that trading with a “shiny” Shelmet will not give a “shiny” Escavalier so do not waste your time.

Habitat

Karrablast prefer to live in forests where they are plenty of trees for them to make their nest in. The forests around Routes 6 and 11 being their favourites though members have been spotted in the forests surrounding the Moor of Icirrus. As it is rare for Karrablast to evolve in the wild it is not known where wild Escavalier live though it can be assumed that they live in similar areas to Karrablast but deeper. It is also possible they move to caves where they can train with their lances in relative safety or that they live a nomadic life seeking opponents.

Diet

Karrablast mostly eat small insects especially snails, though their favourite is Shelmet. Like all Pokémon Karrablast are perfectly happy eating berries and specially made Pokémon food though trainers should either carry some snails as treats or let Karrablast find some of its own as this will keep it happy.

Due to their rarity in the wild it is unknown what Escavalier eat in the wild though it is presumed they hunt larger versions of what Karrablast does as well as small birds, lizards and mammals. It should be noted that while Escavalier hunt Accelgor the same way their pre-evolved form hunts Shelmet is not for food but rather to fight a worthy opponent. As with Karrablast, in captivity Escavalier is perfectly happy eating berries and Pokémon food.

Hazards

As a Karrablast it is important to be careful of the fact they will spit an acidic liquid when they feel threatened. This acid can cause a painful injury if it gets on skin and should be washed with clean water immediately and any clothing that was hit removed immediately. In the event that this liquid gets in the eyes they should be washed with clean water straight away before calling emergency services as if not treated quickly it can lead to blindness. Trainers should be mindful of the sharp horns on Karrablast’s heads as they can cause bad cuts and stab wounds when Karrablast uses its headbutt attack which it will should the acid fail.

The main dangers surrounding Escavalier is the fact that the tips of their lances are very sharp and can easily stab right through a human’s abdomen. The other danger is their ability to hit opponents with great force which can easily knock out a human and leave a bad concussion though they are quite noble Pokémon and will rarely attack humans unless highly provoked.

Social Structure

Karrablast tend to live in small groups for protection from predators with them all living in the same tree hollow. This however does not mean they feel any closeness to the others in the group as members of the group will gladly disappear if another is being attacked or eaten and leave the poor Karrablast to their fate by using the distraction it causes the predator to escape to safety. In the wild Escavalier tend to live alone though this may have more to do with their rarity in the wild than personal preference. Those few that have been discovered seem to move from location to location looking for fellow Escavalier and other worthy opponents such as Accelgor and members of the Pawniard line to battle.

Courting

Both members of this line are capable of breeding and both will do so in the wild. In the wild Karrablast will give off pheromones to indicate they are ready to mate with males usually competing for the chance to mate with a female. The male and female will then engage in a complex dialogue before mating and may not mate if they do not perform the pre-copulatory ritual. When mating does begin it is usually short with the male quickly depositing his sperm in the female though in some cases the mating can last for several hours.

Due to their rarity in the wild Escavalier will mate with other members of the Bug egg group at any time though if they meet an Escavalier of the opposite sex they will breed immediately with the female laying around two dozen eggs on the underside of leaves about a week later.

In Human Society

Escavalier are almost always used as highly noble and kind characters and are regularly seen in media based in medieval times usually as knights jousting in a tournament. Probably the most famous roles Escavalier have been seen in are depictions of the life of King Arthur playing the role of Arthur’s friend and the Queen’s champion Sir Lancelot. Among the most famous of these being a modern movie and a successful TV show that reimagined the characters as being much younger. Karrablast are almost non-existent in media though they may occasionally be depicted as squires to Escavallier.

As usual comments and criticisms welcome. If anyone can come up with something for Karrablast for the 'In Human Society' section i'd love to hear it.

edited 5th Jun '12 12:03:08 AM by Shadow6666

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 6964 Blissey 1, Fri, 25th May '12 8:36:18 PM from a random Pokčcenter Relationship Status: I know
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2 things. First off, did the pokeverse have a medieval time period? Cause while Escavaliers design is obviously based on a medieval knights helmet/lance, I'm not sure we can describe it as such in the article.

second,

The second sub-group possess as Karrablast the “Shed Skin” ability; this means they have the ability to shed their carapace whenever they feel rather than at regular intervals as a result they can recover quickly from status conditions, though this isn’t guaranteed to work and it may take a while for it to loosen its carapace enough to shed it during which time it will still feel the effects of the conditions.

that's a hell of a run on sentence!

Very good otherwise!
 6965 Regitnui, Fri, 25th May '12 11:31:13 PM from Blind Eternities
Worldweaver Spider
That was a great article, but can I poke at the paragraph in the last post? Shouldn't shed skin and other abilities be involuntary survival strategies first, intentional battle tactics second? Like the karrablast's ability to shed skin being a method of avoiding predators if caught.

I think we should be writing these about the pokemon in the wild rather than in captivity. That's what Pokémon as a franchise lacks.

edited 26th May '12 4:44:48 AM by Regitnui

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Shadow
[up][up] I feel safe assuming that the Pokemon world went through similar time periods to our own earth as everything we've been shown indicates that it has gone through different time periods.

Made the changes suggested above.
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 6967 Regitnui, Sat, 26th May '12 11:05:58 PM from Blind Eternities
Worldweaver Spider
Does anyone have any examples for bellsprout in popular culture? I can't think of any major examples.
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 6968 rmctagg09, Sat, 26th May '12 11:10:46 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Victreebel could serve as your stereotypical man-eating plants.

edited 26th May '12 11:11:39 PM by rmctagg09

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 6969 Blissey 1, Sat, 26th May '12 11:47:50 PM from a random Pokčcenter Relationship Status: I know
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yeah, mention that theres a cult B horror movie where a worker in a florists shop finds a bellsprout that requires blood to survive...

edited 26th May '12 11:51:55 PM by Blissey1

 6970 Regitnui, Sun, 27th May '12 5:00:38 AM from Blind Eternities
Worldweaver Spider
Audrey2 was more a Carnivine than a Bellsprout. In fact, all predatort plants in video games are carnivine.
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 6971 rmctagg09, Sun, 27th May '12 7:34:41 AM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Except when they're Victreebel.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

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 6972 Blissey 1, Sun, 27th May '12 8:48:32 AM from a random Pokčcenter Relationship Status: I know
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but carnivine sucks.
 6973 Regitnui, Sun, 27th May '12 10:37:12 PM from Blind Eternities
Worldweaver Spider
I can picture Mario in the Pokemon universe jumping over snapping victreebel instead of pipe pirahnas. All in favour say aye!
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 6974 Sixthhokage1, Mon, 28th May '12 4:32:54 PM from Fort Worth, TX Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Okay, someone started the wiki page for a Ducklett Article. The text is just "Literally the greatest pokemon". What do?

 6975 Sullen Frog, Mon, 28th May '12 4:40:54 PM from Voormithadreth Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
Whisperer in Darkness
I'd say we delete it and then recreate it if and when someone comes up with an actual article for Ducklett, but I'm not sure how to go about doing that.
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