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...Forget why they are there?
Err... Thats sort of... Err... Umm... 'Unprofessional' reason for them to make new organizations...
Aka, leaders of Aqua and Magma got sent there, then they forgot that they were Team Rocket members and decided to create living place for water / fire pokemon with power of legendaries?
Or maybe, they stumbled upon Groudon and Kyogre completely by accident, and fell under their sway...
edited 19th Jun '10 11:01:37 AM by SullenFrog
Yep. Either they got distracted by the idea of the Legendaries, the Legendaries exerted some kind of mental power over them, or they just weren't very bright to begin with...
^ It's alright, though I have a few niggles... I was under the impression that Team Magma's goal wasn't the wholesale destruction of the seas so much as "create more landmass via volcanic eruptions and drop the sea level by a couple dozen meters so that way we and our mons will have more space to live on." Also I'm pretty sure that their attitude towards Water-Types wasn't so much "Die, foul abominations..." as it was "I'm sure those water mons won't mind if we take away a few billion cubic kilometers of their habitat, I mean look at how vast it is..." Also, if TM is the aborted offspring of a black-ops organization from Kanto/Johto, does that make TA the aborted offspring of some sort of organization from Hoenn (could explain their bitter rivalry...)?
edited 19th Jun '10 11:04:12 AM by CaptainNapalm
I always thought that Team Aqua/Magma were the same organization that was once a respected Pokemon Rights organization that split off into two extremist factions.
Also, TM/TA probably didn't "stumble" upon the legendaries. Since the main plot of the games was them trying to find them in the first place. That's why TA stole the sub, that's why TM had that giant digging operation. To find the Legendaries that would help them in their goals.
Also, the Sharpedo thing is inconsistent with the entry. Sharpedo don't swim upstream they lay their eggs on shallow costal waters and their hatchlings swim up stream.
edited 19th Jun '10 11:29:21 AM by Neo_Crimson
If Team Magma ever did purposely kill lots of Carvanha/Sharpedo, it made me notice that it's a Pokemon a lot of Team Aqua members use. Perhaps the massacre could be an attempt at attacking Team Aqua? And what if Team Aqua members did stuff like kill Numel and Camerupt because Team Magma was using them?
What I was trying to say in the article was that TM and TA discovered the existence of the Legendaries years ago, since then they've been trying to get at them.
EDIT: @Sharpedo thing- changed.
edited 19th Jun '10 12:13:17 PM by CrowT.Robot
All right, first shot at doing a legendary. I'll start us off with my personal favourite,
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.
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.
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.
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.
edited 19th Jun '10 7:15:20 PM by SullenFrog
That's really good. I call Kyogre!
That entry was quite good. I'm hoping for Rayquaza (my favourite of the trio).
I'll have the Lileep entry during next week, Wed if I am lucky, and the Nido family one the week after that. It'll be a somewhat long one (the entry).
I'll scrap the Mewtwo entry for now and work on Ho-oh instead.
Yes, they should have seperate entries, but seeing as how they're basically the same species...
Plusle & Minun Lines
Plusle 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.
Wild 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.
Plusle 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.
Plusle 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.
Plusle 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.
Plusle 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.
edited 20th Jun '10 12:27:50 PM by CrowT.Robot
Should we do a similar entry for Volbeat and Illumise?
I say similar, yet distinct; after all, the situation with Volbeat and Illumise is closer to Nidoran male and Nidoran female than it is to Plusle and Minun, given that Volbeat is the male and Illumise is the female. Matter of fact, they're also pretty similar to Tauros and Miltank in that regard. Hmmm...
edited 20th Jun '10 1:07:49 PM by SullenFrog
I think it's time for an update.
Heh, not a bad idea, I kind of forgot what entries were added recently (sans Groudon).
I'm almost finished with the Lileep entry. The one problem however is that it is quite verbose (as I am) — the text file is already bordering 11K, so I'll have to do some pruning before uploading it here, hopefully before the update.
EDIT: AAARGH! I try to prune it I swear, but it keeps growing longer! (13K) — I'll switch to wite the Nido entry for the time being.
EDIT#2: More AAARGH! — I came back to the Lileep entry to check it... thought a couple of things could be fixed... save... 'ls -lh'... 16K! Forget it, I'm off to sleep.
edited 20th Jun '10 10:25:04 PM by SilentReverence
Sorry, I'm just too beat tonight to index... PM me tomorrow evening, please?
I finally got around to changing the Chimchar thing.
EDIT: Just a question- what should we consider to be the capital of the Pokénation? I always assumed that it was Saffron City (I'll be doing a writeup for it), but that new city in Isshu seems to be giving it quite a run for it's money...
edited 21st Jun '10 8:37:04 AM by CrowT.Robot
Also, here's a bit of Fridge Logic for you- when the Trainers throw their Pokéballs to relase their occupatnts, how do they get the Pokéball back in their hand at the end of the battle? (You never see them run up and grab the ball.)
Given that Pokémon seem to be somehow aware of outside things while inside the Poké Ball, I'd disregard that as the Pokémon pre-releasing energy into the device somehow that makes it bounce back towards the trainer, who after who-knows-how-long training the creature already has an understanding that the Poké Ball will come back bouncing pretty much to the height of his hand. For that matter, we can safely assume that the Poké Balls come with some in-built technology to allow bouncing — otherwise any release in a dangerous situation can become a lost Pokémon too.
Seriously, I don't think it is something to be Egregiously worried about when compared to, say, creatures "supposedly hotter than the Sun".
Yeah, I know, but hey... It Just Bugged Me!
here's another one for you guys. As before, I am open to suggestion. As it covers a rather different legendary, this one is much more text-heavy.
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.
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.
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."
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
I would drop the "not from any planet in several light-years" line; presumably the scientists don't have knowledge of extraterrestrial biology.
EDIT: Hey, indexing up-to-date!
edited 21st Jun '10 6:54:39 PM by Tangent128
^I removed the line. Also, I just noticed that we have over forty Pokemon entries on that index, and the other entries bring the total up to 53 or so.
We're doing good, keep it up!
Hmm, what to write next... I guess I'll call TVTropius next, or if that's already taken, Buizel/Floatzel. I'll have an article up sometime this week (maybe...).
By the way, how are we supposed to approach reproduction (since we all have differing views about how fanon reproduction works)? Do we just put down what we view as how reproduction works for our entries and let people who disagree with us mentally gloss it over?
EDIT: Since Tangent has decided that Fruitplane's entry should be a collaborative effort, my next article will be on the Wottsels...
edited 21st Jun '10 9:26:33 PM by CaptainNapalm
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