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AgentParadox Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Aug 31st 2018 at 4:19:27 PM

@pf9 Ah, sorry for getting confused. That makes sense for Popplio.

@Back Set 1 I don't see why not.

Edited by AgentParadox on Aug 31st 2018 at 12:24:18 PM

pf9
Aug 31st 2018 at 4:33:51 PM

I'll probably include info on Pokemon rescuers/rescue organizations in my Pokemon Zoos article, since many zoos in real life care for rescued wild animals.

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The Return of the Old Avatar
Aug 31st 2018 at 4:59:54 PM

I'll call dibs on Inter Pol (my nickname for the International Polics) after I finish the Aether article. That way I have as much time as possible to work on it.

"That would be stupid. We're not going to do that."
Sep 1st 2018 at 10:20:07 AM

I'm going to put a dibs on the Spoink line and Cutiefly line if noone objects.

Beware the shadows. You never know what may be lying in wait.
pf9
Sep 1st 2018 at 11:41:58 AM

Back Set go ahead and claim dibs on it now, then when you're done with Aether, refresh your claim on it I've refreshed claims before. The Dibs page explicitly states you are free to bump the date if you haven't gotten around to an article yet but are still active in the Project.

Edited by pf9 on Sep 1st 2018 at 2:46:06 PM

pf9
Sep 1st 2018 at 3:19:32 PM

Since I mention it in several of my other articles, I'm claiming dibs on an article about the Kalos Bat Pokemon Clinic.

pf9
Sep 2nd 2018 at 12:49:56 PM

Pokémon Zoos has been finished

Pokémon Zoos

Overview

Pokémon zoos, as one might think, are zoos where Pokémon are put on display. As with zoos in other parts of the world, Pokémon zoos are generally open to the public, and there is least one in each major region of the Pokémon world. These are different from Safari Zones, which are Pokémon preserves where Trainers can capture Pokémon.

What To Expect at Pokémon Zoos

In order to emulate zoos in other parts of the world, the Pokémon on display are generally limited to those based on organisms that are members of the animal kingdom. Both vertebrate and invertebrate Pokémon can be seen at Pokémon zoos. The Pokémon on display will generally be based on animals that you typically see at zoos in other parts of the world.

The Pokémon are placed in enclosures that replicate their natural environment.

Conservation of rare Pokémon species is another reason for Pokémon zoos existing.

Welfare of the Pokémon

All Pokémon zoos must meet strict standards for maintaining the welfare of the Pokémon on display, set by the Association of Pokémon Zoos and Pokéquariums, as well as several government agencies. Generally each zoo does meet these standards, and all employees that handle the Pokémon must be trained vigorously and properly.

Bird Pokémon Found at Pokémon Zoos

Decidueye, Noctowl, Empoleon, Toucannon, Hawlucha, Braviary, Chatot, Dodrio and Delibird, along with any predecessor evolutions are among the typical bird Pokémon found at Pokémon zoos.

Amphibian Pokémon Found at Pokémon Zoos

Toxicroak, Politoed, and Salazzle, along with predecessor evolutions are amphibian Pokémon that can be found at Pokémon Zoos.

Fish Pokémon Found at Pokémon Zoos

Many Pokémon zoos have aquarium sections. Just about any fish Pokémon can be found in these sections.

Reptile Pokémon Found at Pokémon Zoos

Blastoise, Torterra, Turtonator, Feraligatr, Torkoal, Arbok, Seviper, Krookodile, Serperior, and Kecleon, along with predecessor evolutions where applicable, are among the typical reptilian Pokémon that can be found at Pokémon Zoos.

Mammal Pokémon Found at Pokémon Zoos

Ursaring, Pangoro, Beartic, Samurott, Bewear, Incineroar, Pyroar, Luxray, Absol, Zangoose, Gumshoos, Liepard, Persian, Zoroark, Ninetales, all of Eevee's evolved forms, Lycanroc, Mightyena, Manectric, Primeape, Passimian, Ambipom, Infernape, the elemental monkeys, Slaking, Darmanitan, Togedemaru, Kangaskhan, Zebstrika, Rhydon, Bouffalant, Girafarig, Camerupt, Stantler, Sawsbuck, Hippowdon, Emboar, Dewgong, Walrein, Primarina, Sandslash, Komola, Heatmor, Crobat, Swoobat, Noivern and Donphan, and any predecessor evolutions, are among the mammalian Pokémon you could see at Pokémon Zoos.

Wild Pokémon Rescue

Closely related to Pokémon zoos are wild Pokémon rescue organizations, which Pokémon zoos themselves are. Wild Pokémon rescue organizations rescue sick, injured and orphaned wild Pokémon, and nurse them back to health and/or hand-raise them. Some organizations deal with all species of Pokémon, others deal with certain Pokémon only (like Pokémon based on certain animals), one such organization is the Kalos Bat Pokémon Clinic in Kalos, which deals with bat Pokémon.

Edited by pf9 on Sep 2nd 2018 at 3:49:56 PM

pf9
Sep 2nd 2018 at 12:52:08 PM

So is Pokémon as Pets

Pokémon as Pets

Overview

A number of Pokémon species have been domesticated to be kept as pets in the home as an alternative to using them in battle. Those who keep these Pokémon as pets feel that doing so is a less strenuous environment for the Pokémon than having it battle all the time.

Care

Some pet Pokémon are small enough that they can be kept in cages. If done so, they must be cleaned every so often to prevent sickness.

Food for pet Pokémon varies. All Pokémon that have been domesticated have had special types of food made for them, but some Pokémon can be offered select human foods. Given that Pokémon are more resilient than the animals they are based on, their stomachs should be more tolerable of a number of human foods than said animals. However, one thing that remains true is the toxicity of chocolate to a number of Pokémon (with the notable exception of Lucario).

In many countries, baby mice and rats are sold as food for a number of pets. Things are different in the Pokémon world: the sale of baby rodent Pokémon as pet food is illegal, because many of these Pokémon are popular among the people of the Pokémon world, in particular Pichu and its evolution Pikachu.

Cat Pokémon can be trained to use litter boxes, like cats in other parts of the world.

Dog Pokémon must be walked every now and then.

Pet Pokémon can overall live far longer lives than their animal counterparts.

Pokémon That Have Been Domesticated

Generally, the Pokémon that have been sold as pets are Pokémon based on animals that are pets in other parts of the world.

Reptilian and Amphibian Pokémon

Pokémon based on lizards, like Charmander, its evolved form Charmeleon, and Kecleon are sold as pets. However, extra precautions must be taken with Charmander and Charmeleon, due to the flames on their tails and their fire abilities overall. Everstones must be given to Charmeleon to prevent evolution into Charizard.

The turtle Pokémon Squirtle and Turtwig are also popular, as are the snakes Ekans, Arbok, Seviper, and Snivy that have been given Everstones.

Poliwag and its evolutions are the only amphibian Pokémon generally popular as pets, since others are poisonous (although the poison isn't an issue for the snakes).

Fish Pokémon

Goldeen and its evolution Seaking, along with Luvdisc, Bruxish and the Finneon line are the most popular fish Pokémon as pets.

Bird Pokémon

Chatot, Torchic, Ducklett, Pidgey, Spearow, Farfetch'd, Starly, and Pidove are among the popular pet bird Pokémon.

Mammalian Pokémon

The most common pet Pokémon are mammalian Pokémon. Numerous Pokémon are based on cats: Meowth (with Everstone), Skitty, Delcatty, Purrloin, Litten, Torracat (with Everstone), Glameow, Purugly, Espurr, and Meowstic.

A number of dog Pokémon exist as well: Growlithe, Arcanine, Electrike, Manectric, Rockruff (with Everstone), Houndour, Houndoom, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Snubbull, and Granbull.

Several Pokémon based on smaller mammals are also kept as pets: Pichu, Pikachu, Rattata, Raticate, Dedenne, Buneary, Lopunny, Azurill, Marill, Azumarill, Cinccino, Minccino, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Plusle, Minun, Chespin (with Everstone), Sentret, Furret, Mienfoo, and Mienshao.

Some hoofed Pokémon, including Ponyta, Rapidash, Skiddo, Gogoat, Mareep, Tepig, Pignite and Mudbray have also been domesticated.

Some species of mammalian Pokémon, such as those based on rodents, love company, so it is advisable to get more than one of these Pokémon. Females will get along even if they are not from the same litter, males in certain species will fight if they are not from the same litter unless they are neutered. Mixing males and females if you're not breeding is not advisable without spaying and neutering (see below).

Everstone

As mentioned earlier, some Pokémon should be given Everstones, because their evolved forms are not desirable as pets.

What To Do In the Event of a Pregnant Pet Mammalian Pokémon

Sometimes, you will take home a pet female mammalian Pokémon, and you won't realize she is pregnant until it is too late. This is especially common in the case of rodent and rabbit Pokémon.

When this happens, leave the mother to raise her babies, and when they are old enough, separate the males from females in species that require it. You may choose to keep the offspring or adopt them out.

Sometimes, people will adopt a male and a female of the same species for the explicit purpose of breeding.

In order to prevent unwanted pregnancies, it is best to spay or neuter your pet mammalian Pokémon.

Edited by pf9 on Sep 8th 2018 at 12:29:59 PM

AgentParadox Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Sep 2nd 2018 at 8:36:35 PM

I think you forgot about Purrloin for the Pets article.

BackSet1 The Return of the Old Avatar from The Archipelago Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
The Return of the Old Avatar
Sep 3rd 2018 at 8:57:08 AM

Petition for an entry on this very pokedex as a collab.

I came up with the idea a few days ago but it took me awhile to decide if I should say ot.

"That would be stupid. We're not going to do that."
AgentParadox Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Sep 3rd 2018 at 2:59:26 PM

What did you have in mind?

BackSet1 The Return of the Old Avatar from The Archipelago Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
The Return of the Old Avatar
Sep 3rd 2018 at 4:18:43 PM

I'm not exactly sure yet.

I was thinking a sort of In-Universe history and explanation of this Dex. Cause we know what it is Out-Of-Universe, but what about In-Universe? How do people access it? Is it a site, like this very wiki, or a machine, like the game Pokčdexes? Who is behind this Dex? Is it a corporation, a group of dedicated scientists and researchers, or something else? All that jazz and maybe a bit more.

"That would be stupid. We're not going to do that."
AgentParadox Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Sep 3rd 2018 at 5:53:34 PM

Ah, that sounds very interesting! Can't wait to see what people have in mind.

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Sep 3rd 2018 at 7:59:40 PM

I feel like that would go a bit too far into fic writing when that's not really the purpose of this project.

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
BackSet1 The Return of the Old Avatar from The Archipelago Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
The Return of the Old Avatar
Sep 4th 2018 at 3:48:18 AM

[up]

Yeah, I see your point.

"That would be stupid. We're not going to do that."
AgentParadox Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Sep 4th 2018 at 9:12:15 AM

@pf9 As a minor thing, you spelled Minun's name wrong.

pf9
Sep 4th 2018 at 9:31:56 AM

Kalos Bat Pokémon Clinic is done

Kalos Bat Pokémon Clinic

Overview

The Kalos Bat Pokémon Clinic is quite possibly the most famous veterinary clinic in the Pokémon world that deals specifically with bat Pokémon. It takes in sick, injured, and orphaned bat Pokémon from all evolutionary lines and nurses them back to health. Many of the specimen are released to the wild once this happens.

Volunteers

The Clinic has a small number of volunteers, working long hours and very hard to nurse the wild bat Pokémon they bring in.

Orphaned Pup Care

The orphaned Zubat, Woobat and Noibat pups they take in are wrapped in blankets and given a form of pacifier to make them feel loved and to simulate holding onto and being held by their mothers. Pups can be orphaned for many reasons, common reasons for being orphaned are extreme heat events or their mothers unwittingly landing on power lines (which the pups generally survive).

The pups are fed Gogoat milk, the milk thought to be closest to mother's milk for orphaned baby mammalian Pokémon, from small bottles, if they are still at the age where they are on milk.

Once they get to weaning age, Zubat pups are fed the meat of Bug-type Pokémon, as well as blood from certain mammalian Pokémon species while Woobat and Noibat pups transition to eating fruit.

Juvenile Care

We also get in some sick and injured Zubat, Woobat and Noibat that have weaned off milk, called juveniles or adolescents.

Adult Care

Many sick and injured adults, of the Golbat, Crobat, Swoobat and Noivern stages of their respective evolutionary lines are taken in too. A number of these are permanent residents, including former zoo residents.

Mothers with Pups

Some of the adult female bat Pokémon in the care of the clinic are themselves raising pups. The mothers can be rescued from the wild, other times these are permanent residents that have reproduced frequently.

Aviaries

Each evolutionary line of bat Pokémon has their own aviary, so it makes finding a particular specimen easier.

In the Media

The Kalos Bat Pokémon Clinic has been featured in media across the Pokémon world, both in print and on television, showing their efforts in nursing bat Pokémon back to health. The Clinic also has social media accounts, including a YouTube account where they show off many of the bat Pokémon they rescue or are permanent residents.

Funding

The Clinic's primary source of funding is donations, and they come quite often and are very large at times.

Edited by pf9 on Sep 4th 2018 at 3:47:23 PM

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Sep 4th 2018 at 11:30:32 AM

You missed an Australia in there.

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Sep 4th 2018 at 1:46:04 PM

Here is what I have so far for Magmar. Please suggest additions.

Magmar Line

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Magby [#240]
  • Magmar [#126]
  • Magmortar [#467]

Physical Description

The Magmar Line are a line of bipedal Pokémon with both avian and reptilian features, and all forms are covered in down feathers of a consistency similar to fur.

Magby is the child stage of the line. It is a small Pokémon averaging 70 centimeters tall and weighing a little over 21 kilograms. It has a red body with a yellow, flame-shaped marking on its stomach. Its head is covered with large magma-shaped lumps of down, and it has a rounded, yellow beak-like structure. There is a single spike on its back and it has a tapered tail. Its short arms have three clawed fingers, while its feet have only two clawed toes.

Magmar is the adult stage of the line. It averages around 130 centimeters tall and weighing 44.5 kilograms. As opposed to the red down of Magby, Magmar's down is now orange and yellow all over. Its head is orange with two yellow-tipped crests resembling flames above its eyes, and a mouth which superficially resembles an anitid beak, but can stretch and flex like a normal mouth. There is a red scaly spine at the back of its head. Three more spines run down its back, the last one above its tail, which is scaly and yellow, tipped with orange and it joins the body at its base with a flame pattern of the same yellow colour. Magmar possesses a flame at the end of its tail, and it is the only member of the line to do so. It has an egg-shaped torso which is orange and has a yellow flame pattern on the bottom. Its thighs and upper arms are yellow and almost spherical, and its lower arms are now scaly and orange, and each ends in a rounded orange hand with five white claws. It has black scaly cuffs around its neck and legs, and its feet are orange and avian, with two small white claws.

When Magmar is exposed to a very large excess of energy and heat, often induced by underground magma, it undergoes another transformation into Magmortar, which averages around 160 centimetres tall and weighs roughly 68 kilograms. Magmortar bears an uncanny resemblance to a clown, though it retains the avian and reptilian features on top of its own. It has a darkened face with large pink lips, small eyes and an orange flame-like crest on its head, with a yellow flame-shaped marking in the centre. It has rounded shoulders and thighs, the latter being pink-coloured, and an orange egg-shaped torso with two yellow flame patterned stripes. Its arms, neck and legs are encircled in black scales, and its arms are funnel-shaped, scaly, and possess three small claws. These arms have five splits at the end, which open out when Magmortar is defending itself. Magmortar's back is entirely orange, save for four pink spines, and resembles a cape of some sort which starts at the shoulders with flame-shaped guards and ends at a large billowing tail. The head-crest, shoulders and tail can flicker like flames. Its feet are small and orange, and have two claws.

As with all Pokémon, some populations of the Magmar line have members that exhibit a rare phenotype which alters their colouring. Magby in these population are primarily golden-yellow in colour, whereas Magmar and Magmortar have light pink and dark pink colouration replacing the usual yellow and orange, respectively. These are highly sought after by collectors.

(WIP. Not entirely sure about Magmortar's description. Is it fine or could it use some re-writing?)

Notable Biology

The Magmar line are a popular set of Fire-types, well equipped for defending themselves at a distance. The line has pyro sacs which allow for the control of fire. Burning certain minerals in this sac can also allow the line members to emit toxic smoke. Magby and Magmar shoot their fire out of their mouths, whereas Magmortar can withdraw its claws and open the end of its arms to do so. When Magmar even breathes, heat waves are created, which makes vision more difficult for others. When Magmortar shoots fire, it gets so hot, its body takes on a whitish hue, and if it shoots fireballs excessively, its arms will begin melting. Fortunately, over time, Magmortar can regrow its arms. Even as a baby, Magby's body temperature can reach 600 degrees Celsius. Magmar and Magmortar can reach higher temperatures, with the former reaching 1,200 Celsius and the latter reaching at least 2,000 Celsius. The Magmar line's blood is magma-like. The line detests cold areas, and if cold and/or sick, they will submerge themselves in magma in order to rejuvenate. A Magby's health can be measured by its flaming breath. Soft yellow flames indicate good health, but fatigue can cause black smoke to mix in with the flames. Flames dripping from its nose indicate the presence of a cold. Magmar residing in the Alola region seem to be hardier than other populations and have adapted well to the varied climate of the region.

Members of the Magmar line each possess an omni-sac which allows them some limited control of electricity, which can be channeled into their punches in the form of the 'Thunder Punch' technique. Magmortar's omni-sac has split into two and migrated to just under the base of each arm, and despite this property, it is well-developed enough for Magmortar to shoot a rather strong bolt of lightning from each arm in the form of the 'Thunderbolt' technique. (covered more in the co-evolution section.) Magmortar also has the ability to draw in energy from solar rays and emit it in the form of a powerful 'Solar Beam', as its increased energy capabilities from having evolved in deep underground magma (or a Magmarizer for captive specimens) give it increased technique capabilities that Magmar lack.

There are two different subgroups of the Magmar line with different genes which affect how they live and battle. The first subgroup is the most common, and has the ability to heat its body higher than normal even without breathing flames, and attackers coming into physical contact with it have a strong chance of being burned. This discourages predation by non-Fire-types. This gene is dubbed the 'Flame Body' gene. This gene also affects the line's thought processes slightly and increases parental activity which gives it the desire to nurture just about any Pokémon egg, a useful property. (This will be covered in detail in the Courting and Childrearing section.) The second subgroup is rare, and has genes that cause a strong fighting spirit which grants variable melatonin output, which it can control and use to affect its sleep cycle and other circadian rhythms. This prevents it from being hypnotised or made drowsy by an attacker's techniques and is an effective measure that prevents predation. This gene is dubbed the 'Vital Spirit' gene.

Only roughly a quarter of all Magby are born female, meaning that competition for females is often fierce, and roughly half the population of Magmar and Magmortar (two thirds of males) are very likely to end up as unpaired, roaming, nomadic males with no set habitat. Additionally, while Magby and Magmar are fairly abundant in their habitats, with the latter being found in places even outside, Magmortar are rarely seen in the wild, as the only Magmortar around are hidden in places inaccessible to humans. Magmortar are often only obtained in captivity by evolving Magmar with a Magmarizer in conjunction with Trading Machines.

Habitat

Members of the line live in volcanic regions, with volcanic craters possessing a single mating pair of male and female Magmortar each with the permission of the Matriarch. Magby and Magmar live in the surrounding areas of the territory but are not found inside the craters with the exception of newly hatched Magby. Nomadic Magmar, dubbed 'Egg Guards' or 'Egg Warmers', do not have a set habitat and instead hang around members of other lines, although they are never seen in cold areas. (This will be covered in detail in the Courting and Childrearing section.)

(WIP. Feels a little unfinished.)

Diet

The Magmar line is omnivorous, and while Magby generally favours roasted berries, they will occasionally eat scraps of meat brought back by Magmar and Magmortar. Magmar will periodically go on hunts, and each hunting group usually consists of four Magmar led by a female Magmortar. Much like many other Fire-types, such as Charizard and Pyroar, they prefer raw meat and as such, will not use their flames on prey. 'Egg Warmers' (described in the Courting and Childrearing section) tend to eat fruits and berries, as they often tend to the eggs of species that would normally be preyed upon by the Magmar line, and preying on them would be counter-productive.

(WIP. What species would the line members eat?)

Hazards

As Fire-types, the primary hazard of owning one is the fire-breathing capabilities of the line and their high body temperatures. These temperatures peak around the tip of a Magmar's tail, especially the flame, and the crests on its head. For Magmortar, the head and shoulder crests are especially hazardous to the touch. The line's ability to generate toxic fumes is also an inherent danger which can lead to hospitalisation in particularly serious cases. Magmar and Magmortar are incredibly protective of their young, so do not approach a wild Magby, as there is a high chance one or both of its parents will be nearby. 'Egg Warmers' (covered in the Courting and Childrearing section below) are fiercely protective of their host's eggs and exhibit similar behaviours.

Magmar with colds shoot flames when they sneeze, so a trainer should locate a volcanic region as fast as they can to soothe the Magmar's nerves and remedy its cold. Magmar also have a habit of being relentless towards foes. When upset, Magmar does not stop continuously spouting flames from its body until its foe turns to ash, which means that getting on the bad side of any member of the Magmar line is unwise.

(WIP.)

Courting and Childrearing

As a line which is predominantly male, competition for females is fierce. The Magmar that can produce the largest and hottest flames are viewed as the strongest and are thus favoured by females. Contests are held, involving physical strength and firepower. The cognitive abilities of Magmar and Magmortar allow for scenarios which can be compared to humans holding strength competitions, like those that are televised. Magby is the baby stage of the line and is thus sexually immature, so all the breeding is done by Magmar and Magmortar. Once a pair of Magmar are evolved into Magmortar, they will find a volcanic crater within the vincinity of their Matriarch, where they can then raise their young. Magmar will create a nest on the outer edge of the matriarchal territory, often covered up by copious amounts of grass. The Magmar line is oviparous, and most of them mate for life. Sometimes however, promiscuous males and females will find multiple partners for copulation, with the females either raising the young alone, or leaving them to be adopted by other Magmar or Magmortar.

Most of the 'Flame Body' genotypic males which do not end up partnered will wander away from their habitat and become what are known as 'Egg Warmers' or 'Egg Guards'. They gain a strong sense of nurturing towards eggs, and an Egg Warmer will take up a temporary role as an egg warmer for any one of a large number of different species. An Egg Warmer will choose a nest and guard the eggs of its chosen host. This not only gives the biological parent(s) of an egg the ability to forage for food safely, it also speeds up the development of the unborn young and roughly halves the time the egg takes to hatch. When egg-sitting, a Magmar or Magmortar will defend the host eggs with its life from predators, though it seems to favour smaller species which are more regularly preyed upon. Once the egg hatches, it will wait for the host to return to its nest if not already there, at which point the Egg Warmer will then leave the nest and move onto another host. The sense of nurturing does not extend to the host's young, as it is speculated (and sometimes reported) that Magmar-hatched newborns are often more 'battle-ready' and in better condition than normal hatchlings and thus do not require the protection so much. In spite of the rarity of females, females themselves will also sometimes wander when not chosen as the next female to be evolved, rather than waiting around.

In controlled conditions, all three members of the line have been introduced to non-Magby Pokémon eggs, where Magmar and Magmortar instinctually know what to do upon merely spotting the eggs. Magby can also perform egg-sitting, but this is a trained behaviour which requires time and patience; being sexually immature, Magby do not possess the nurturing instincts of their older morphs.

(Possibly WIP)

Social Structure

Magmortar are matriarchal. The Matriarch will live as part of a mating pair in volcanic craters. Some unpaired Flame Body Magmar and members with the Vital Spirit gene will form their own smaller groups on the edge of, or outside of, the matriarchal territories. Magmar line behaviour is comparable to a monarchy, as a contrast to the troop behaviour seen in the Electabuzz line. Magmar form large groups in their territory, lead by a female Magmortar known as the Matriarch. There are usually a few matriarchal groups per region, but near-countless nomads also exist. Magmar tend to be subordinate to Magmortar. Contests over the largest and strongest flames are held, and once a Magmar gains the favour of their leader, she will allow him to bathe in a nearby volcano, allowing for evolution into Magmortar. The Magmortar pair then settle down into a nearby crater, but remain the leaders. A new female is then chosen to become a subordinate Magmortar, and the cycle repeats. Subordinate females and males are only allowed to start nests if they decide to leave their original matriarchal group. Only hard-working and loyal Magmar are deemed worthy to become Magmortar, so a rogue Magmortar is more or less a non-existent concept. Competition for females is only done between Magmar, since Magmortar can easily overpower rogue Magmar with their greater control over non-fire elements and their higher firepower, and the Matriarch can easily cast out unwanted aggressive members of the group. As a nurturing species, infanticide is unheard of, but undesired offspring between rogues are usually cast out from the group along with their parents.

(WIP.)

Co-evolution With Other Species

There is scientific evidence suggesting that long ago, the Magmar and Electabuzz lines co-evolved and taught each other how to better utilise their omni sacs; however, Electabuzz and Magby were never allowed to interact as the latter's red colouration sent the former into a blind rage, a trait carried over to their modern biology that has never been shared with Elekid or Electivire. The Magmar line is able to use the 'Thunder Punch' technique as described above, and Magmortar alone is able to use the 'Thunderbolt' technique. In a similar light, the Electabuzz line is able to utilise the 'Fire Punch' technique and Electivire can also breathe fire in the form of the 'Flamethrower' technique. It is thought that due to near-extinction from Magby and Elekid being preyed upon, the two lines co-mingled and taught these techniques to allow for better protection against predators. The Electric-type techniques proved incredibly useful in fighting off Flying-type and Water-type predators. As the populations started to grow again, they went their separate ways and could return to their old habitats. With this came a decrease in predators, though the line members that couldn't defend themselves were still preyed upon successfully, and eventually the genes for Magmar line members became rather separated from what they once were.

In Human Culture

The nurturing behaviour of Egg Warmers is adored by Pokémon breeders worldwide as the ability to put unrelated eggs together and have the Magmortar hatch them more quickly is a useful asset for a breeder. Magby are also sometimes used in potteries, where their soft flames are useful in producing fine work. Magmortar were once widely used in factories, where they were able to process metal extremely well due to the Magmortar's flames, although only a few factories still do this to this day.

The Magmar line is well regarded as nurturing creatures, and see positive depiction in stories and tales, as a contrast to the largely negative portrayals once common for the Electabuzz line. The Magmar line's helping of humans cooking also leads to pop culture portrayals of them as chefs and bakers' apprentices, as their flames are often praised for creating good-tasting meals and they are commonly employed in restaurants and bakeries, and often regarded as equal to humans despite their more limited sapience.

Given that Magmar are matriarchal, stories of volcanic lands being ruled by Magmortar queens are sometimes told in story books, with the darker parts of Magmar-line life often left out of the books children read.

Magmortar's appearance seems to lead to the belief that they inspired clowns, and court jesters for their style, though this is largely disputed, and the Mr. Mime line is often credited for this instead.

(WIP. Given what Magby, Magmar and Magmortar are based on, some more cultural influences and pop-culture references would be nice, if any.)

Written by AgentParadox. If you have any ideas for revisions or edits, send me a PM. If I don't respond... Consult the thread.

Edited by AgentParadox on Sep 9th 2018 at 5:56:30 PM

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Sep 5th 2018 at 6:36:15 PM

Anybody got any ideas for the Magmar line I could add?

EDIT: I got a clue from a Pokédex entry that Magmortar is predatory, but otherwise I have nothing I could easily work off of for the diet. I have the idea that Magby seems like the type of Pokémon to roast berries, similar to Pikachu using its electricity, which could show a herbivore-carnivore/omnivore-carnivore evolution, but no other details. Would Magmar and Magmortar be omnivorous like most Pokémon? And if so, do they prefer meat to plant matter, prefer plant matter to meat, or are they just as likely to lean either way, either by default or in the face of availability issues?

Edited by AgentParadox on Sep 7th 2018 at 5:16:49 PM

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Sep 7th 2018 at 10:16:31 AM

Also, I'm well aware that in its current state, bits of the article contradict each other, but linking it better without being too repetitive might be a challenge.

rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Sep 7th 2018 at 10:20:41 AM

I'd get rid of the blackface reference.

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
AgentParadox Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Sep 7th 2018 at 10:29:36 AM

Done and done. It was probably a complete coincidence that it even remotely resembled that, and now that I think about it, it's probably just an eye mask, given that most of the rest of the head is obscured by the orange hair (with a yellow stripe).

Edited by AgentParadox on Sep 7th 2018 at 6:42:32 PM


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