The Pokédex - Extended Fanon Edition:

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For those of you who haven't seen it a new Eevee evolution was revealed yesterday called Ninfia, no typing yet though.
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Taking Back our 40 acres
Relevant, how?
Casual talk is a debate you have to win.
7328 strawberryflavored12th Feb 2013 05:06:34 PM from Virginia , Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Espeon GX
Well, since eventually we're going to be writing that Eevee article, and the gen VI mons in general, it's a good idea to inform those who don't follow the latest news as much about any new mons.
"We are alive, after all. And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment."
- Pod 153
Hyper Albion, please watch your tone
7330 Umbramatic20th Feb 2013 06:53:23 PM from WAAPT , Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Like No One Ever Was
Tagg and Albion: Noted, and will edit. (Though they're genderless and so can't actually mate with other Mineral group mons.)

(Also, sorry about epically late reply, several life derails and distractions happened. >_< )
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7331 kex8th Mar 2013 03:24:41 PM from off in the hills somewhe
I would like to be part of this. How do I become part of this? Pokémon are just about my favorite things.

edited 8th Mar '13 3:24:50 PM by kex

7332 Umbramatic8th Mar 2013 03:39:52 PM from WAAPT , Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Like No One Ever Was
First, find a mon that hasn't already been written or dibsed. Announce your intention to write for said mon in this thread.

Then, basically fill out the template you see in the other articles (Stuff like Notable Biology, Courting and Childrearing, etc.) with info about the Pokemon. It's highly recommended you use the mon's RL animal basis, if it has one, for inspiration as well as canon 'dex articles.

Then, post the article in this thread for us to give feedback.

(Also, while there's no real word count limit, I personally aim for at least a thousand words in my articles.)

edited 8th Mar '13 3:40:13 PM by Umbramatic

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7333 kex8th Mar 2013 03:55:38 PM from off in the hills somewhe
Awesome. C: I just wanted to make sure there wasn't... anything complicated and secret, since this thread is rather long. Do dibs expire?
7334 strawberryflavored8th Mar 2013 03:59:16 PM from Virginia , Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Espeon GX
After 3 months. You can renew them though.

While on the subject of dibs, I don't think I'll be renewing my dibs on Azelf. I simply do not have time to write it up, and I don't see that changing anytime soon.
"We are alive, after all. And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment."
- Pod 153
7335 Umbramatic8th Mar 2013 03:59:25 PM from WAAPT , Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Like No One Ever Was
Nah, there isn't some arcane initiation rite or anything like that. :P

And they do, after about three months. (Don't touch mine, though. >_>)

Straw: -pats-

edited 8th Mar '13 3:59:53 PM by Umbramatic

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7336 rmctagg098th Mar 2013 04:00:15 PM from Brooklyn, NY , Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
They expire after three months.

EDIT: Ninjask'd.

(I'll also take this time to remind people to renew their Dibs if they haven't done so already.)

edited 8th Mar '13 4:01:00 PM by rmctagg09

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite.
7337 kex9th Mar 2013 11:14:01 AM from off in the hills somewhe
Nah, I don't want to snipe anybody's dibs right at the outset; that'd be a crap thing to do. I just wanted to be sure of the timeline. Thanks for being patient with me, you guys. c:
7338 RussellStar564111th Mar 2013 10:51:01 AM from a view of a starry night sky. , Relationship Status: In love with love
A heartbeat that lasts for eternity
Hey there everyone. I'm just reporting in again. I'm mostly finished with my Krabby line article and just gotta finish up a couple of areas but college has been preventing me from getting alot of work done on it though with my spring break here I should hopefully finish and post it by the end of the week.

edited 11th Mar '13 10:51:23 AM by RussellStar5641

7339 rmctagg0911th Mar 2013 11:23:39 AM from Brooklyn, NY , Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Alright then.
Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite.
7340 Regitnui12th Mar 2013 10:43:52 PM from Blind Eternities
Worldweaver Spider
Wait, what's that? could it be a Shroomish line article? As always, C&C appreciated.

Shroomish Line

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Shroomish [#285]

  • Breloom [#286]

Notable Biology

Shroomish and Breloom are pokemon from the Hoenn region, known amongst trainers for their symbiotic relationship with a variety of unique fungi, and amongst scientists for their interesting life cycle. The fungi, or more specifically the spores thereof, provide protection for juveniles while allowing the adult Breloom a second line of defense. This line also undergoes a metamorphosis similar to some insectoid pokemon, while being mammalian in biology.

Scientists have discovered fifteen varieties of fungi that grow only on or in this line. Most of these have paralytic, acidic or toxic properties unlike related strains that grow elsewhere. This leads scientists to the conclusion that these specific species have evolved along with Shroomish for maximum toxicity.

The 'nymph' form, Shroomish, is a small detritivore averaging 40cm in height and 4.5kg in weight. Surviving off the leaf litter and small insects found in its natural forest habitat, the brown 'cap' of this disc-shaped pokemon is coated with a nutritious substance that encourages the growth of fungi. This substance is so effective at its job that newborn Shroomish are covered in an hour at most.

Consisting of little more than a primitive respiratory and digestive system, Shroomish features radically different biology to Breloom. The 'mouth' of Shroomish is in fact the second of two 'blowholes', the other of which is at the peak of the cap. These allow Shroomish to propel spores towards would-be aggressors. Wild Shroomish will usually only blow irritating spores, but trainers can teach their Shroomish to send out more toxic varieties.

The true mouth of Shroomish is, in fact, underneath the cap, where it can feed on leaf litter without taking in its own spores as well. The pokemon's legs are short, ensuring contact with the ground, while the eyes of this pokemon are set high up, allowing it to watch for predators.

The typical Shroomish will live for two years and grow continously during that time, after which time it will hatch into a miniature Breloom. This newborn matures rapidly, often eating the remnants of its previous form for nourishment. As disgusting as this behaviour might appear, it is recommended that owners allow their Breloom to do so, as this is the main method by which Breloom acquire the fungi associated with the line.

Breloom can be identified easily by its bipedal stance, long clubbed tail and distinctive beak-like mouth. The head, neck and tail retain the same type of nutritious substance that covered its body as a Shroomish, allowing more limited growth of fungi. The lower body acts as heat regulation, and as such reveals the green skin of this species. A 'cap' on top of Breloom's head is in fact a hardened extension of the skull, and is used by males in mating disputes.

The clubbed tail and sharp claws on its forelimbs are now Breloom's primary method of defense. Capable of powerful strikes with both, scientists classify this morph as partially fighting-type. The clubs on the tail are calluses filled with tightly-packed spores, allowing Breloom to also use the spore-based attacks of its previous form.

Some rare specimens of Shroomish and Breloom have translucent skin, allowing the red blood to be seen. Needless to say, these are treasured by collectors.


Both morphs are gregarious forest-dwellers, the largest populations found in Hoenn's Petalburg Woods. There they occupy the primary herbivore niche, Breloom herds providing the primary food source for Mightyena and Vigoroth populations. Shroomish are largely inedible, but Grovyle have been seen preying on them.

This line has been successfully relocated to Safari Zones in Johto and Sinnoh's Great Marsh. Some wild specimens have been found living in trees in Johto and Kanto. Sporadic sightings are also reported in Unova, no doubt feral herds. In all cases, this line tends not to stray far from heavily forested areas.


Shroomish, as mentioned earlier, are detritivores, feeding on leaf litter and whatever else can be found on the forest floor. For this reason, the Rangers' Association of Hoenn has forbidden littering within Petalburg forest. The traveller can earn a little extra cash by helping the rangers clean up the most-used paths.

Breloom, despite their formidible defenses are obligate herbivores, browsing low-hanging branches and, in the case of smaller specimens, climbing into trees to eat. A fact that puzzeld scientist for many years was how inefficient Breloom seemed to be while eating, shredding entire branches worth of leaves only to have most of this fall to the floor. It was only recently proposed that this may be a method of ensuring sufficient food for the young Shroomish.


Shroomish is largely harmless unless you happen to be allergic to its spores or asthmatic, and even then this can be treated with certain medications. This morph's docile demeanor and utility as a lawnmower has led to it being recommended as a household pet by the Hoenn Association of Pokemon Owners. Still, it must be noted that Shroomish is not ideal for young children, as it is easily startled and will respond with a blast of spores.

Breloom is a different matter. While affectionate and even-tempered, they will often underestimate both their strength and the sharpness of their claws. Many Breloom owners will therefore blunt their Breloom's claws to reduce accidental injuries. This morph also retains the ability to propel spores, with similar dangers as mentioned above. It is recommended to spay your Breloom for this reason.

Courting and Childrearing

While it has been proven that Shroomish are capable of breeding under controlled conditions, they are generally too busy eating in the wild. Instead, mating is done by Breloom.

The mating season is at the beginning of autumn. During this time, male and female Breloom with expel spores from the nubs on either side of their cap in a mating display. Once a Breloom catches the eye of a mate, they will circle each other attempting to match their expulsions. Mating itself is brief and the pair will separate shortly after. In the occasion that two males catch the eye of the same female, they will attempt to prove their strength first by threat displays, then a pushing match. If neither of these methods result in one of the suitors backing down, a short and vicious brawl ensues.

Shroomish eggs are left in shallow depressions near large populations of mushrooms, coated in the same unappetising substance that will protect them until they evolve. They usually hatch in two months, taking advantage of the die-off of vegetation in the later parts of the Hoenn winter.

Social Structure

Breloom are herd animals, moving in groups of any size between five and twenty. Smaller herds often fragment during the mating season, temporarily joining larger groups. Beyond this, no organisation is apparent, young and old, male and female present in roughly equal amounts. Shroomish can often be seen around the feet of the larger herds, but this is merely the Shroomish taking advantage of Breloom's messy eating habits.

Shroomish group together instinctively, similarly to Kanto's Exeggcute. This isn't anything more than instinct, as no advanced herding behaviours are displayed.

In Human Culture

Shroomish and Breloom are probably most well-known as minor enemies from a popular video games series starring a Torkoal/Salamence hybrid as the main villain. Shroomish as small enemies that move from left to right along the floor until squished or falling down a pit, while Breloom are more advanced enemies that dodge projectile attacks while launching punches at the player character.
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7341 WilliamSyler14th Mar 2013 08:57:09 PM from Iowa , Relationship Status: I only want you gone
The Worldshaper
Hey everyone! I would like to call dibs on Mr. Mime line, and I wanted to state my intentions to write a Pokemon fanfic in an Original Setting. If I do manage to scribble it out, I would also like to use this as a source for extended data on the Pokemon appearing in the fic. Of course I would name and link from the fic to here, so there's that.

This is gonna be fun :D
The Journey is more important than the End or the Start.
7342 TracerBullet14th Mar 2013 10:11:32 PM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
[up][up] Hrm... An interesting take... There's some facets to it that I would have never thought of and that seem peculiar to me, but all and all, I think it seems consistent and fairly well realized for an article. I'll put some more thought into it to see if I can make some suggestions for expansion / refinement at a better hour.

Also... I was meaning to do this...

An Update From Pokeclass

So we finally moved into that part of the class where we actually take a close look at how the Pokemon world and its various facets work. Last Friday, we covered Legendary Pokemon, as well as their place within the mythology of the Pokeworld. Today, we spent the lecture covering villainous teams, their behavior, and what implications their behavior holds for their organization and how they fit into society.

One thing that I have to say that I enjoy getting out of this course is seeing how both the other profs and the students view the Pokemon world. I don't always agree with their interpretations (okay, maybe a bit more frequently than that suggests :P), but there is something genuinely fascinating with being able to see how different people fill in the blanks on the same slate they are provided.

The recommended reading that we gave out for today was kinda simple, just a BP article that gave an overview of the different teams. We also got back assignments, which consisted of a mix of student-written Pokemyths and tourism brochures for various chunks of the Pokeworld. I only got a chance to give a cursory glance so far, but some of the HW looks really good.

If my memory serves me right, the next lecture should be about Gym Leaders / E4 Members / Champions. Looking forward to how that turns out.
Hard Boiled Detective Since 1985
Taking Back our 40 acres
Hmm.... Needs more Kangaroo.
Casual talk is a debate you have to win.
In terms of Breloom being the primary foodsource for both mighteyana and vigoroth, it seems a bit odd to me, since not only would a fighting type have a good advantage, but they also have natural spores as defense.

In terms of something in the same area with much better odds, beutifly(sp?) are active predators, and would be much more adept at taking down breloom.

That's just my two cents though.
7345 Regitnui17th Mar 2013 01:16:28 AM from Blind Eternities
Worldweaver Spider
I thought that pack tactics might overcome the type disadvantage, along with Breloom preferring to run than fight. Pokémon battles would be an 'unnatural' circumstance, with the prey being forced to fight its natural predator.

Though I'll take a look at Dustox and Beautifly.
I'm obviously such a cuddly,inoffensive soul.
7346 MusikMaestro17th Mar 2013 05:40:25 AM from Ireland , Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
So, this was linked on the General page, and I'm interested in joining. Do Slakoth, Vigoroth and Slakong still need to be added?
7347 strawberryflavored17th Mar 2013 05:48:12 AM from Virginia , Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Espeon GX
All of the articles are listed at The Pokédex - Extended Fanon Edition. And the Slakoth line already has an article.

edited 17th Mar '13 5:48:33 AM by strawberryflavored

"We are alive, after all. And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment."
- Pod 153
7348 MusikMaestro17th Mar 2013 07:00:35 AM from Ireland , Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Darn. I see Mankey is still blank though...

7349 strawberryflavored17th Mar 2013 07:03:23 AM from Virginia , Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Espeon GX
If you want to do Mankey, go ahead. Just edit the dibs page with your claim.
"We are alive, after all. And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment."
- Pod 153
7350 MusikMaestro17th Mar 2013 08:02:26 AM from Ireland , Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Okie dokie.

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