The Pokédex - Extended Fanon Edition:

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776 Pykrete23rd Jun 2010 11:03:21 PM from Viridian Forest
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Looks good. I love the Pokédex typo detail, especially since knocking off a zero makes the temperature totally reasonable for molten rock.

Also I totally missed the draft beer and appletinis gag the first time.

edited 23rd Jun '10 11:37:39 PM by Pykrete

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I'm going to be at my cottage for the next little while, but I'll probably be doing some writeups for some random Com Mons and fossil Pokés while I'm up there- Bidoof, Rattata, Buneary, Pachurisu, Weedle, Cranidos, Shieldon, and possibly some locations.

edited 24th Jun '10 6:56:52 AM by CrowT.Robot

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778 Blissey124th Jun 2010 05:28:51 AM from a random Pokècenter , Relationship Status: I know
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I kinda like the whole adding the physical description onto the morph listing. Might have to start doing that myself.
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@ Lileep entry- Minor nitpick, but I don't think that Wailord and Lileep ever coexisted in the wild at the same time period...
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780 Tangent12824th Jun 2010 07:25:28 AM from Virginia , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
@Isotrope: Quality way to make your first non-intro post, by the way. grin

I'll be trying to do Cinnabar tonight; how do we want to handle the genetics stuff? In particular, what was the link between the fossil scientists and those working on the Mewtwo project? And are we involving Blaine per the manga?
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I think we can start chalking up a lot of the weirdly specific Pokedex details like that to urban legends or misinformation. I mean, 18,000 degrees is above the vaporization point for most everything - and while that'd be interesting, it wouldn't be molten lava.

Rhyhorn's another case - aren't its bones supposed to be like a zillion times heavier than human bones or something hilarious like that?

edit: Thanks, Tangent! ;D

edited 24th Jun '10 8:02:45 AM by Isotrope

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782 Blissey124th Jun 2010 08:00:39 AM from a random Pokècenter , Relationship Status: I know
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Skarmory Line

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Skarmory [227]
    • Skarmory is a large bird type pokemon. It is a silvery metallic color, with red feathers and a grayish-blue tail, feet, and neck. Their feet have three talons, two on the front and one on the back of each foot. They also have a crest on the top of their heads. Their tail has a notch in it, similar to a bottle opener in appearance.

Notable Biology

Skarmory gain their steel like skin because they are raised in bramble bushes or other thorny areas. The constant scratching as they grow up causes their skin to harden into it's adult steel like form. As a result, they also have an very high tolerance to pain. Combined with their steely skin, this makes Skarmory extremely resistant to all types of physical damage.

The feathers of a Skarmory are very sharp. They will get dented and battered due to battle and everyday wear and tear, so once a year, Skarmory will shed it's current feathers and grow new ones. Records exist of primitive peoples using shed Skarmory feathers as weapons in ages past. Even today, people will still use Skarmory feathers as cutting tools, for either convenience or cost reasons.

A Skarmorys wings are hollow, to keep it's weight down to aid in flight. Also, the front feather is open on the bottom, and Skarmory is able to retract it's other feathers into the top one, acting as a sort of sheath. This light weight and variable wing formation allows Skarmory to hit speeds of up to 190 mph in flight, though such speeds are attained only during fierce battles.

Habitat

Skarmory can be found near volcanoes and mountains, especially is there's thick brambles nearby.

Diet

Skarmory are almost entirely carnivorous. They require a lot of meat in their diet in order to provide them with enough iron for their skin. Skarmory that grow up with an iron poor diet have very weak skin and are not likely to survive long.

Skarmory hunt by using their speed and physical resistance to divebomb their prey from above, often outright killing it with the impact. They then either eat where they are, or carry their prey back home if they have young to feed or are in a dangerous area. Should their prey be to large to carry back, they will use their wings to cut it into smaller pieces.

Skarmory can also be found using their iron hard beak to dig for metal deposits. Once they find these deposits, they will break off chunks and swallow them. These chucks of metal will sit in their stomach, slowly being digested over the period of 1-2 months, depending on the size of the chunk. In addition to providing Skarmory with a steady supply of minerals for it's skin, they also help to grind up food once in the stomach. Skarmory often base their territory around a good metal deposit.

Hazards

Skarmory are very territorial. They will, however, usually attempt to intimidate intruders into fleeing before actually attacking. Should you find yourself accosted by a wild Skarmory, it is advised to slowly back away if you do not have any pokemon of your own to defend yourself with. Skarmory will generally not pursue intruders once they've left their territory.

Trainers should be wary around their Skarmory, especially while it's wings are unsheathed. It is very easy to accidentally cut oneself on their feathers. Also, their territorial nature will extend to their trainer, and they will defend their trainer against any threat, real or perceived.

Social Structure

Both male and female Skarmory find and claim their own territory. They will mark their territory by placing their own shed feathers in the ground or in a tree, so long as it's visible from the sky. Unlike other pokemon or humans, who get a warning before being attacked, a Skarmory entering another Skarmory's territory will be immediately attacked on sight. Fighting between Skarmory is the leading cause of wear and tear to a Skarmory's feathers.

Courting

Once a year, when a female Skarmory goes into heat, she will begin placing her feathers that mark her territory in a certain fashion, indicating that she is looking to mate. Males in any adjecent territories will come and court her. The males engange in a sort of competition, seeing who can most easily carve out the best nest from a bramble thicket with their wings. The winner gets to stay with the female, while the losers are driven away. They will both stay together while the baby Sakrmory are growing. Baby Skarmory are voracious, needing large amounts of meat in order to have enough iron for their skin to harden, in addition to enough nutrients for growing in general. This requires both parents to stick around to hunt.

Man, my entries are starting to seem sparse in comparison :-/

edited 29th Sep '10 7:02:39 PM by Blissey1

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Hey, I like it - do they eat the bones as well, similar to vultures? It could provide them with further minerals they need to form their skin. Would they ever ingest minerals or anything either?
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784 Blissey124th Jun 2010 08:08:59 AM from a random Pokècenter , Relationship Status: I know
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hmm, interesting thoughts. ingest minerals, eh? chunks of metal as a substitute for gizzard stones maybe? I'll have to think about that one.
785 Tangent12824th Jun 2010 08:24:31 AM from Virginia , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
I'd say the hard skin allows them to deal with bramble nests, rather than being caused by them.

edited 24th Jun '10 8:24:43 AM by Tangent128

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786 Blissey124th Jun 2010 08:36:24 AM from a random Pokècenter , Relationship Status: I know
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I'd say the hard skin allows them to deal with bramble nests, rather than being caused by them.

well, that info came straight outa the ingame pokedex entries. It allows for the pain tolerance thing, which explains the whole "being the best physical wall in the game" thing, so I stuck with it.
787 Tangent12824th Jun 2010 08:48:14 AM from Virginia , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Still, it doesn't really make sense. Continual scratching may result in stiff scar tissue, but it's not going to cause iron skin to develop.
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788 Kinkajou24th Jun 2010 08:52:24 AM from you're not your
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Lamarckism vs Darwinism?
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789 Pykrete24th Jun 2010 10:20:29 AM from Viridian Forest
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Rhyhorn's another case - aren't its bones supposed to be like a zillion times heavier than human bones or something hilarious like that?

Yeah, and yet it weighs 250 pounds. Face Palm

And I went back late last night and moved physical descriptions to the morphs list too, makes the notable biology seem less intimidating and can reserve it for...you know...notable biology rather than basic description.

edited 24th Jun '10 10:22:48 AM by Pykrete

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Right, finally finished my Slugma/Magcargo entry. Hooray!

@Tangent: I never read the manga, but Blaine seems like a pretty typical Mad Scientist type, so why not? Maybe that's why he locked himself away in his gym.

Also, what if he's partly responsible for the Cinnabar Anomaly? >:)

edited 24th Jun '10 11:38:42 AM by Isotrope

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791 Blissey124th Jun 2010 11:49:41 AM from a random Pokècenter , Relationship Status: I know
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a mere mortal? responsible for the Cinnabar Anomaly? That's kinda pushing, I'd say.
792 SullenFrog24th Jun 2010 11:55:58 AM from Voormithadreth , Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
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Why not? A mere mortal was responsible for that thing in the fifth or sixth movie.

edited 24th Jun '10 11:58:12 AM by SullenFrog

793 Blissey124th Jun 2010 12:11:48 PM from a random Pokècenter , Relationship Status: I know
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>.> ...I never watched any movie past the 3rd...

edited 24th Jun '10 12:12:03 PM by Blissey1

794 Pykrete24th Jun 2010 12:12:53 PM from Viridian Forest
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Manga Blaine is less mad scientist and more The Atoner.

^ Sixth movie had a 400 foot tall giant tentacled zombie Groudon powered by a magic comet that ate everyone and put them in stomach Jello.

edited 24th Jun '10 12:59:25 PM by Pykrete

795 SullenFrog24th Jun 2010 12:14:43 PM from Voormithadreth , Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
796 Blissey124th Jun 2010 12:57:33 PM from a random Pokècenter , Relationship Status: I know
797 Neo_Crimson24th Jun 2010 04:09:43 PM from behind your lines.
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Blaine, along with Fuji, worked on the Mewtwo project in secret under Team Rocket. As for HOW they did it, both the anime and games are inconsistent about this. One has them forming Mewtwo from fossilized Mew hairs. Not that plausible, but they have technology to revive fossils so possibly they used a proto-type to clone Mewtwo. The games seem to imply that they took the genetic material of a live Mew specimen. Used it to make an artificial egg after severely altering it, then impregnated the Mew with that egg as a surrogate mother. I'm not sure what to go by, really.

Also, someone did Magacrgo before I could! Oh well...

I'll start on a Ponyta entry after Ho-Oh is finished, then work on Mewtwo and possibly the Hitmons after that. Though, I'd like a bit more input on Mewtwo.

edited 24th Jun '10 4:15:45 PM by Neo_Crimson

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798 SilentReverence24th Jun 2010 05:06:29 PM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
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@Crow T.Robot: pushed to the stack of things-to-check on the Lileep entry. Thanks for noting it! I may also change the style of the descriptions to match what was done with Slugma/Magcargo.

On the Ponyta entry: that's something I'd like to see. There's a reference to Ayers Rock in some of the Pokédex entries that might be interesting to "correct" as was done with Slugma. Is there anything in canon besides the anime that refers to the "flames don't burn trusted people" phenomenum?

Also, working on the Nido entry... ~16K with a lot of information on social behaviour. No potholes yet. As for the fertility "glitch" I decided to go with royal Nidos can't breed and Nidorina is just a case of lifestyle leads to a low breeding rate.

799 Neo_Crimson24th Jun 2010 05:12:26 PM from behind your lines.
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I'm going off of my own interpretation that the "flame hair" of a Ponyta aren't flames at all. Its just hair that looks almost exactly like fire. However, Ponyta has igniter cells all over its fire-proof body. So if it wishes it CAN have flaming hair.

edited 24th Jun '10 5:12:35 PM by Neo_Crimson

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800 SullenFrog24th Jun 2010 05:14:42 PM from Voormithadreth , Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
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I concur on the idea of Ponyta not acutally having a fiery mane, but rather a mane of flamable hair.

Also, I'm calling the Rhyhorn entry before someone else claims it. I should have it up at some point this weekend.

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