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Well it makes sense for Kyogre to look like a sub. Their movements are both based on the same physical principles.
I don't know if this is true, but weren't submarines designs partially based upon whales?
That's actually pretty interesting! I don't think I can find a place to put it on the actual article though.
I keep getting the urge to fix up some articles (like the Dragonite line) that mention pokemon as though humans and their ideas came first. I'd imagine that in the Pokemon world, Dragonite does not 'resemble a child's imaginary portrayal of a dragon' so much as 'has been the inspiration for many children's drawing of Dragon-Type pokemon' et al.
Yeah, I'm the guy who wrote that. I was going for a mainstream scientific journal trying to rationally explain something blatantly supernatural and failing miserably. With some Mind Screw thrown in for shits and giggles.
In retrospect making something intentionally vague is all well and good for creative writing but not in an informative fanon encyclopedia.
Lickitung's tongue is about 6'6" feet long and often hangs out when the Pokemon has its mouth open. Similarly to Kecleon, which occupy a similar niche in Hoenn, it is used to capture prey, and also has saliva containing a paralytic agent, which is used to prevent prey from escaping. They also use their tongues to examine foreign objects or creatures, including humans. Another usage for their tongue are for cleaning themselves since their saliva helps to kill bacteria. Their tails may also share some nerve endings with their tongues, as they quiver once the tongue is fully extended.
Due to Lickitung having rather stout bodies, they cannot move very quickly until they learn Rollout, which allows them to move at speeds of about 30 MPH. Soon afterwards, they evolve into Lickilicky.
Lickilicky are a darker pink than Lickitung, and stand at about 5'7". They have smaller heads, a curled crest on their head, three circular yellow stripes, a somewhat shorter tail, and a white chest marking that is reminiscent of a bib.
Due to their even shorter legs, Lickilicky get around almost entirely by using Rollout. Much like Lickitung, their tongues are used for almost everything. Unlike Lickitung, their tongues contain not only paralytic saliva but an acidic saliva almost on the same level as Snorlax gastric acid, which is used to break down large prey items.
Another tactic used by members of the Lickitung line is to bring their opponent over with their tongue and stomp them repeatedly, breaking many bones in the process. In this case, the only thing you can do is not move and wait for it to be satisfied enough that you've learnt your lesson. [[Trainer's Note: Another technique used by the Lickitung line is known as Little By Little, which involves them using their tongue to attack a single weak point. In the case of humans, this tends to be below the belt.]]
If you try fighting it off with your Pokemon, be warned that due to a rather unique neurological structure, these Pokemon are impervious to moves such as Attract or Confusion. Also, they can try to roll you flat with Rollout or in the case of older Lickilicky Gyro Ball if you fail to get away from them quickly enough for them to forget about you. Luckily, this scenario is most likely to happen only towards the careless and/or needlessly abusive.
When dealing with a trained Lickitung or Lickilicki, it is a good idea to avoid having it slobber over any electronic devices that you own. Also, never leave these Pokemon alone in the presence of smaller Pokemon or children unless they are significantly trained not to automatically attempt to eat anything smaller than they are. There have been occasional instances of Lickitung and Lickilicky mistaking said things for food and eating them, though there is only one recorded example of the latter.
Once they find a mate, the two Lickilicky will have a short courtship before going their separate ways. Once the winter comes, the female Lickilicky will find a cave, lay her eggs, and keep them warm using her body fat. Around the same time that hibernation ends, the eggs hatch, and the baby Lickitung go their separate ways.
edited 24th Jan '11 7:39:32 PM by rmctagg09
I thought the Gastly line was just fine, and I really liked the idea of the Gengar from Mystery Dungeon being in a fairy tale that actually turned out to be true just like all other Pokemon myths and legends.
How are Lickitung and Kecleon "close relatives"? Lickitung is distinctly mammalian, while Kecleon is reptilian. Besides the tongue, they don't seem anything alike.
Lickitung looks pretty reptilian to me. Lickilicky on the other hand...
One’s Ground and the other's Monster. Not even close. (Although the Nido, Rhy, and Whismer lines suggest an evolutionary link.)
I suppose you have a point. I guess I'll go and edit the entry.
Snakes are in the Ground egg group too, all three families of them. Snakes are reptilian.
At last, Kyogre is ready! Any suggestions to pretty it up? I might have missed some continuity issues or went off topic a few times that I didn't catch when I proofread.
Kyogre has two small dorsal fins on its back with two white stripes running horizontally below the fins. The tail seems tattered with four trails, the inner smaller than the outer. It also has a mouth full of rarely seen blunted triangular teeth. Kyogre’s anatomy leaves way for very efficient undersea travel, so submarines used in expeditions to the bottom of the sea are designed around Kyogre’s frame.
Its gender is unknown, or indeed if gender is even applicable to it. However, recitations of a specific ancient legend refer to Kyogre as 'giving birth to her child the sea', leading to some sages referring to it with feminine pronouns and word structures.
A different legend originating from the Sinnoh region states that Kyogre, ruler of seas, was created alongside Groudon as siblings, created by The Original One to shape the earth and seas where life might flourish. However, constant disagreements over the way the world should be erupted between the both of them, the fight escalating to a point where the Original One could not approve of, thus leading to the creation of a third creature to tame them, the creature today known as Rayquaza. Legend tells that Rayquaza solved their conflict peaceably, binding each of their bodies to each other through Aura Markings.
With their conflict eventually settled, Kyogre retreated to the seas and Groudon deep within the earth. This myth seems to hold some credence, as Rayquaza, Groudon and Kyogre all have noticeable Aura Markings engraved to their bodies. Several students of the power of Aura have noted that Kyogre’s markings are mimicked more often by ancient tribes of the Guardians of Aura, though why Kyogre’s markings in particular are chosen over the angular markings of Groudon or circular markings of Rayquaza is still unknown.
The most prevalent myth, however, belongs to the Red Orb of Mt. Pyre. Legend tells of a time when Groudon, Kyogre and Rayquaza would all meet in a peculiar mountain that rose out from a bay where the bodies of the dead were placed. Whenever a new body was placed within Mt. Pyre’s cemetery, Rayquaza would appear to lift their spirits to the afterlife, Groudon would bury their bodies or burn their bodies for nourishment, and Kyogre would carry the ashes throughout the seas so that the sea would flourish. Because of the immense spiritual importance of the mountain, a Red Orb, fashioned eons ago by inhuman hands and tied to the Sea Basin Pokémon’s power, rests atop Mt. Pyre’s summit. To this day, the Red Orb is said to either summon, command, or calm Kyogre.
Other recent sightings were recorded by Hoenn Champions Steven Stone, Wallace Winstreight, and Sootopolis Gym Leader Juan *****. During the scuffle between Team Magma and Team Aqua, in possession of the Blue and Red Orbs respectively, they summoned forth both creatures with sinister intent. Two elders from Mt. Pyre testified of the use of the Orbs by Villainous Team Leaders as ‘turning the two creatures sinister as well’.
During the scuffle between the two legendries, heavy rainfall and harsh sunlight alternated chaotically, threatening to destroy the Hoenn Region altogether, and possibly even spreading to the entire world. Thankfully, a skillful Trainer, the child of Petalburg Gym Leader Norman, intervened at just the right time and summoned Rayquaza to quell their battle, leaving Hoenn in peace once more.
The most recent sighting was made by a crew of sailors on a ship that was reported to have been holding the Legendary Beast Entei. Their ship had been attacked and almost raided by pirates, but due to the intervention of Entei sending out an S.O.S signal to the nearby area, the pirates were stopped by a barrage of Water and Flying-Type Pokemon, among them Kyogre.
There seems to be an ongoing pattern with Kyogre coming to the assistance of others, suggesting that this Pokémon is either compassionate or has a sense of duty towards helping anything that calls for its aid.
This very stark contrast between behaviors and reactions have caused some scientists to believe that there is more than one Kyogre in existence, as it is difficult to understand why a heroic creature that aids others when in need could also be hostile enough to attempt to eat another person when contacted through other means. Those familiar with the legends of Hoenn, however, believe that Kyogre’s odd behavior is because Kyogre is the incarnation of the seas, which can be calm and welcoming or ruthless in wrath with no pattern discernable by the common mind.
edited 27th Jan '11 10:18:24 AM by CalamityJane
The entry reads nice. Just one detail to begin.
And a good job remembering to mention the incident in the Entei entry.
Sorry everyone as I have not precisely been active. Heck, at this point I don't even qualify as lazy.
Double Groudon all the way across the sky?
Does anyone mind if I add the links to the newest entries to the page on this wiki?
No objections here...
Did anyone claim the Relicanth line yet? If not I want to try my hand at it.
I'm all for it.
Why not give them pages? Just sayin', it's easier to read by far.
...Pardon? The thread does have a page and all of the pages that get confirmed are launched.
Then why are there so many that are just links to the fora? Or am I missing some vital element to all of this?
I added everything we've done since Christmas except the Clampearl and Tropius Lines.
They're placeholders until someone actually writes an article.
edited 26th Jan '11 2:21:33 PM by rmctagg09
The pages that are just links to the fora are pages that have not been launched yet. I haven't been around long enough to know whether this is common or not.
You forgot Registeel.
edited 26th Jan '11 2:25:05 PM by CalamityJane
Right, that's the missing element: Laziness.
I could've sworn that it was there already. Oh well, added.
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