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Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
- Groudon 
Physical DescriptionsGroudon is an enormous, heavily-armoured reptilian Pokémon which bears a slight resemblance to a therizonosaurus. The underbelly is dark grey, while the rest of its body is covered by a series of overlapping red armour plates; the divide between the underbelly and armoured epidermis is demarcated by a row of white spikes and the scales between the armour plates form strange geometric lines that occasionally glow with eerie blue phosphorescence. The creature’s broad fore claws each possess three bladelike fingers and a thumb, while the feet have only three spiky toes. Groudon possesses a distinctive four-ridged crest on its head, and this crest is echoed by the four blades protruding from the end of its broad tail. Finally, the creature possesses a mouth full of serrated teeth, which will be replaced by teeth from a secondary row if knocked out. While not the largest, Groudon is easily the heaviest known species of Pokémon, out-massing Snorlax at an incredible 2094lbs, or just over 1 ton.
Lore and HistoryGroudon has long been worshipped by the inhabitants of Hoenn as the God of Flame and Earth, being diametrically opposed to Kyogre, God of the Sea, and subordinate to Rayquaza, God of the Sky. In most of Hoenn’s religious texts and creation myths, Groudon and its brothers fashioned the world from the primordial darkness of time and space, creating land for humans and Pokémon to dwell upon and fire so that man might be able to eat food without taking ill. In turn, Kyogre and Rayquaza blessed humanity with the gifts of the sea and all its bounty, and the sky, with which man and Pokémon might live, respectively. Furthermore, the creature’s association with volcanoes has also translated into a belief that Groudon is a spirit of death and rebirth, much like the lava floes that, while deadly, inevitably increase the amount of arable land. The souls of the dead are carried along the pyroclastic flows of the underworld to Mt. Pyre, where they must learn penitence before they can return to the land of the living. Because of the immense spiritual importance of the mountain, a Blue Orb, fashioned eons ago by inhuman hands and tied to the Continent Pokémon’s power, rests atop Mt. Pyre’s summit.
Known SightingsGroudon is an extremely rare species of Pokémon; in the last century there has only been one sighting, when the creature was briefly roused from its slumber by the eco-terrorist organization known as Team Magma. Despite this, the Earthshaker appears in sculpture, cave paintings, statuary, and many other forms of art throughout Hoenn’s long history; this artistic evidence, when combined with fossilized bone and tissue fragments, show that the creature was indisputably real. In the past few years, there has been at least one attempt by Magma splinter groups to resurrect a Groudon from a single fossil using technology pioneered by the scientists at Cinnabar Island; this attempt failed disastrously, and all working on the doomed project were killed in the resulting catastrophe.
Diet (if any)although the presence of enormous, serrated teeth would seem to indicate that Groudon is a carnivore, it cannot be said what the creature's eating habits are with any certainty.
AbilitiesDespite not being a Fire Pokemon, Groudon apparently possesses powerful pyro-sacs which enable it to launch searing gouts of flame from its mouth. In addition, the creature displayed no discomfort whatsoever when observed sitting in a pool of magma; thus, it can be inferred that Groudon is impervious to extreme heat and unfazed by the poison gases normally present in areas of volcanic activity. Groudon is also believed to possess photosynthetic cells which allow it to collect sunlight, like certain Grass Pokemon, and expel it in a beam of distilled solar radiation. Furthermore, it displays impressive geokinetic powers, being able to sunder the ground, cause earthquakes, and even draw magma plumes up through the crust from the mantle, creating highly localized and devastating volcanic eruptions.
HazardsAs one can see from reading the above section, Groudon is an incredibly dangerous Pokemon that, if encountered, should not be approached under any circumstances. Thankfully, Groudon is not a particularly active Pokemon, apparently spending much of its time beneath the earth's crust in a state of hibernation.
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Morphs [Oak Catalog #]Plusle:
- Plusle [#311]
- Minun [#312]
Notable BiologyPlusle and Minun are close relatives of the Pikachu line and share many traits with them, such as sensitive, mobile ears, cheeks packed with bioelectric cells, and the ability to discharge said bioelectricity. They are distinct from their larger cousins in the fact that they never evolve. This means that they are neotenous, and retain juvenile traits similar to that of of a Pichu all their life. In addition to tihs, they are distinct from each other in the fact that Plusle has red markings on it's ears and cheeks, while Minun have blue. Plusle and Minun also seem to exhibit a strange symbiosis. It is rare to find a Plusle without finding a Minun nearby, and vice versa. At one time, it was believed that the two were males and females of the same species; later, that one evolved into the other. However, after numerous studies in captivity by Professor Oak, it is now believed that they are symbiotes and share energy with one another. Plusle help to absorb excess energy from Minun through physical contact, and vise versa. This can prove to be an incredibly effective defense; laboratory tests have shown that the total voltage emitted by a Plusle/Minun duo is equal to that emitted by a full-grown Pikachu. "Living power plants" of up to ten Plusle and Minun have been formed, and their combined power output can outright kill a Tauros. However, the most bizarre behaviour of the lines are their instinctual gravitation to sources of flowing electricity and electromagnetism. They are very sensitive to such stimuli, and can detect the faintest charge from up to ten feet away. If found in a house, they will spend most of their day chewing on said sources. They can withstand incredible amounts of voltage with no effect.
HabitatWild Plusle and Minun can be found mostly in Central Hoenn. However, they are incredibly common in towns and cities, being major outlets of electrical power. Slateport City in particular has had many problems with this adaptable line. This came to a head during the "Great Blackout" two years ago, when a nest of fifty Plusle/Minun were discovered nesting underneath the local generator after a ten-hour blackout. The mayor of Slateport recently placed a bounty on their heads. Trainers may catch as many specimens as they want, and are rewarded with a small cash bonus for each Plusle or Minun caught in the area. It is believed that some may have boarded a Kanto-bound ship; small but determined populations of the line have been sighted in Kanto. Whether they are a migrating population or simply Pokémon abandoned by their trainer remains to be seen.
DietPlusle and Minun are herbivores. Like Pikachu, they will mostly content themselves chewing on nuts and small seeds. Ocassionally, a pack of these Pokémon will raid a farmer's crops for food.
HazardsPlusle and Minun are the most determined and ubiquitous pests in the Hoenn reigon. They are commonly found in cities and towns and cause havoc by chewing on any source of electrical output. Plusle and Minun infestations will commonly manifest themselves with unexpected power shortages, localized blackouts, or, in serious infestations, temporary city-wide blackouts. In addition to this, just like their relatives Pikachu and Pachurisu, it is not wise to pick them up by surprise, as they will release enough electricity to stun a man. If threatened, though, they prefer to flee from danger.
Courting and ChildrearingPlusle and Minun are not capble of interbreeding in the wild. Mating between males and females can take place anytime, with young arriving two months after coupling.
Social StructurePlusle and Minun live together in small packs of about five each. They are preferential to burrowing in hillsides and creating small, tightly packed communal dens.
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Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
- Deoxys, Defence Form [386-D]
- Deoxys, Normal Form [386-N]
- Deoxys, Attack Form [386-A]
- Deoxys, Speed Form [386-S]
Physical DescriptionsHailing from an unknown world in the far reaches of outer space, the shapeshifting organism referred to among the scientific community as “Deoxys” is a Pokémon in name only—while it is humanoid, a carbon-based life-form, and shares some similarities with Psychic-type Pokémon, the entity’s genetic structure and physiology have no known terrestrial analogue. In all its forms, Deoxys is primarily orange, with teal highlights on its multiple limbs and a segmented black section around the gem in its core. Furthermore, the organism maintains a roughly humanoid shape, although several key features—such as feet, a mouth, and the presence of reproductive organs—are absent. Although it has a discernable “head” and a face with eyes, it has been determined that Deoxys’ brain is located within the orb on its chest, and is not inconvenienced by the destruction of its cranium. In its default configuration—dubbed the Normal Forme by the poetic—Deoxys sports a pair of finlike protrusions on the sides of its head, as well as four tentacles that can entwine and become a pair of arms. These arms terminate in teal, five-fingered hands which demonstrate remarkable dexterity and hand-eye coordination. The organism’s waste is notably thin in proportion to the rest of its body, and is devoid of the orange material, exposing a segmented black carapace that may be the creature’s actual epidermis. The Defence Forme, by contrast, is remarkably massive—apart from a small ring around the core, the orange material covers the creature’s entire body now, and the head has rounded out in order to merge with the shoulders. The tentacles have become two pairs of flat, largely inflexible paddles which it uses to shield itself from harm. Deoxys is far less mobile in this configuration, but at the same time it is notably impervious to damage; presumably it could simply outlast an assailant in a battle of attrition, then change to another form in order to eliminate the threat. The offensive configuration, or Attack Forme, is more streamlined than either of the previous morphologies; the fins it possessed in the Normal Forme have transformed into a pair of backswept horns accompanied by a third which sprouts from the top of the organism’s head, and the tentacles are both thicker and more sinuous than those in either previous form, and covered in microscopic barbs. A pair of spikes sprouts from the alien’s knees, giving it an additional weapon to utilize against an enemy. Finally, the black carapace is far more exposed now, covering much of Deoxys’ torso. The final configuration, the aptly-named Speed Forme, is even more streamlined than the offensive configuration; apart from its head and the thighs, the creature’s body is completely devoid of the orange material. The cranial horn has migrated to the back of the skull and has elongated into a rudder-like appendage, presumably to provide a counterbalance while it is running, and the other two horns have transformed into a pair of small outrigger fins to provide stability; similar fins sprout from the orange “wheels” that are Deoxys’ hips. Finally, the organism possesses only a single pair of tentacles in this form, and they are much thinner than those of any other configuration.
Lore and HistoryFew are aware of the exact circumstances surrounding the extraterrestrial’s arrival on our planet, although it is known that the creature was first glimpsed seven years ago by a party of geologists exploring the polar ice cap. Upon investigating the impact crater of a meteorite which had preceded an unusually intense aurora borealis, the researchers discovered the entity in its basic configuration cradling a small piece of the surprisingly intact meteorite. While Deoxys quickly fled upon noticing the researchers, they were able to study the meteorite itself. Roughly twenty foot square, the space rock was composed of numerous elements that are rare in this solar system and coated with microbes of a complex and altogether alien phylum. From this, the team was able to infer that the meteorite itself may have been a piece of Deoxys' homeworld, blown into space as the result of a cataclysmic explosion and drifting through the cosmos for unknowable centuries before chance deposited it here.
Known SightingsAfter the intitial sighting seven years ago, Deoxys has appeared briefly in several locations throughout Hoenn and Kanto, and was once observed engaging Rayquaza in a protracted aerial battle. In recent years, it appears to have taken up residence on the remote Birth Island.
Diet (if any)As an extraterrestrial, Deoxys is incapable of attaining sustenance through conventional means: it has no mouth and cannot eat meat of vegetable material, and has not been observed photosynthesizing nutrients like certain plant Pokemon. what it eats, or indeed if it even needs to eat at all, has never been confirmed.
AbilitiesIn addition to its shapeshifting abilities, the most distinctive trait Deoxys possesses is its phenominal regenerative powers; during the aforementioned altercation with Rayquaza, the entire left half of the creature's body was atomized by the dragon's Hyper Beam attack, only to regenerate the missing body parts in the span of twenty seconds. it has been theorized that as long as the core remains intact, Deoxys cannot be killed. In addition, the creature possesses formidable psionic powers which allow it to levitate and fly at incredible speed through the air, lift objects with its mind, and peer into the minds of other beings in search of information. Human telepaths who have had their minds "scanned" in this way became traumatized and reported under hypnosis that the intellect probing theirs was "unlike anything [they] had ever felt before," and that it "wasn't human, wasn't anything like a human or a Pokemon."
HazardsWhile Deoxys generally tends to avoid humans and Pokemon, and will indeed ignore them if they are present and don't bother the creature, it is not to be trifled with. A common belief among the so-called "Deoxys Watchers" holds that the creature can flay a human being alive with its mind alone; this is not far off the mark, frighteningly enough. In addition to its impressive psionic and psychokinetic powers, Deoxys can also lash out with its tentacles at blinding speed, project beams of raw cosmic radiation from the gem in its core, and can inflict severe psychological trauma if it decides to scan one's mind. As such, it is generally a good idea to leave the creature alone if encountered, and to flee at the earliest possible convenience if it cannot be avoided. Fortunately, it has proven susceptible to all the weaknesses of earthly Psychic Pokemon, and in spite of its regenerative powers the creature has a weak constitution—if an opponent so much as nicks its core, Deoxy will flee and not bother that individual again. Even so, the creature is still incredibly powerful, and battling it is not recommended unless one is on par with the regional champion.
edited 22nd Jun '10 4:25:45 AM by SullenFrog
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