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Except Rattata is a rat
And yet it's more of a mouse than Pikachu is.
The Tom and Jerry one seems to make the most sense, since Ash's Pikachu and Team Rocket's Meowth are very comparable to the two. One tries to catch the other using traps and zany schemes, whereas said other tries to survive doing what comes naturally to him (in this case, shooting electricity).
(also as a minor aside, Rattata and Raticate are both called the Mouse Pokémon by the Pokédex from gen 3 onwards, where they were previously called the RAT Pokémon (even though "mouse" would also fit the character limits)).
Edited by AgentParadox on Jan 24th 2019 at 4:36:09 PM
Interestingly, out of all the various mice of fiction your article seems to be missing the most famous mouse of all.
Actually I included that one
The Lake Guardians page is now published. I credited rmctagg09 and Shadao for helping with the lore (though you can ask for your names to be removed if you'd like). Still open for any additions if needed, but I'm happy with the state of the page as-is.
Edited by AgentParadox on Jan 26th 2019 at 7:29:39 PM
Legendary Pokemon lore should be expanded on heavily in some official source.
Maybe in ancient Pokemon World civilizations the Legendaries were all considered gods (ala some civilizations like the Romans and Norse).
Here is my Sentret article. It carries over a lot of info from the current one, but adds a lot more. Feel free to suggest any changes.
Sentret, weighing 6 kg and topping out at 0.8 m long, has a big round body with stubby arms and two small feet. It has a striped tail which it uses to stand on to see if there is danger nearby. It has long black ears, a white ring on its belly, and white paw pads.
Furret weigh 32.5 kg and are 1.8 m long. Furret's most notable feature is its long skinny body which is used for slipping through the small entrances to their nests. It has four medium sized brown rings from its tail to the middle of its torso and smaller brown rings on each of its forepaws, although its hind paws are cream-colored. It has two brown lines on each cheek, cream-tipped ears, and the top of its head is brown. Its paws have circular pink paw pads.
The Sentret stage has a strong tail with impressive endurance- the Pokémon is capable of balancing itself on its tail for extended periods of time. They do this to find out whether there is any danger nearby and also to warn others of possible danger. Their shrieks warn all Pokémon in the neighbourhood of any possible danger.
Due to its abnormally long, slender body, Furret are able to dig very narrow burrows, which no other Pokémon can enter. The mother puts its offspring to sleep by curling up around them.
3 subgroups of these Pokemon exist. The first common subgroup can always flee from battle successfully, even if subject to a trapping move or another Pokémon's ability. The second subgroup cannot have its accuracy hampered by any moves. A third, rarer subgroup can identify any items held by opposing Pokémon.
Like many Normal-types, these Pokemon have omnisacs which allow them to learn various elemental moves. These moves can be dangerous if not performed correctly.
As with other Pokémon, rare alternate-colored forms caused by mutant phenotypes exist. These Sentret are more golden-colored, while Furret are more magenta-colored. They are sought by collectors.
Town outskirts and Fields where there are small holes to hide in or, preferably, soft earth for burrowing. As their sensitivity to air pollution is high, not many are seen near bigger settlements or cities.
Particular popualtions of Sentret and Furret can be found on Routes 1, 29 and 43 in Johto during the morning and afternoon. They are also found at several locations on the Sevii Islands, Route 202 in Sinnoh, Route 7 in Unova and Route 6 in Kalos.
As omnivores, these little mammal-like pokemon are often seen competing with Rattata for food in the routes near towns. Among the Pokémon the line feeds on are those based on small rodents, birds, amphibians and reptiles. They also like to eat berries.
While Sentret is generally docile, its tail can sometimes be used to deliver hard strikes. In addition, Furret is prone to clawing and/or biting at anything it perceives as a threat.
Although both morphs can breed in captivity, only Furret do so in the wild.
There is a particualr mating season for the Pokémon, the process of each mating takes about an hour, and each male mates with several females.
Gestation lates from 40-43 days, with Sentret litters being born in May to Early June. Baby Sentret are born blind and deaf and feed on their mother's milk for a few weeks.
After 2-3 months, the kits become independent.
Sentret and Furret live in large, social communities with connected burrows. The Sentret maintain a lookout in shifts.
As well, these Pokemon are very popular as pets that don't see any battle action, like many other small mammalian Pokémon.
A popular adult animated sitcom features a Furret rescued from a testing lab who is a drug addict and is unkind to the show's protagonist.
A children's book series features an intelligent race of Furret and an unrelated Furret warlord.
A sketch on a animated series features two Furret roommates.
A children's novel concerns a boy and his pet Furret.
Edited by pf9 on Jan 30th 2019 at 8:59:47 AM
I'd like to do an article about caring for baby vertebrate Pokemon.
I'm limiting myself to vertebrates because I know a lot more about those than others.
Of course I got the basic info for caring for a baby mammalian Pokemon down.
If raising an orphan, you feed it Gogoat milk every couple hours. If its mother is present, the baby can feed off her milk. Many Trainers often obtain baby mammalian Pokemon by breeding two compatible species, the mother's unevolved form is what it ends up being.
Here are the terms that can be used to describe baby mammalian Pokemon
Pups - Pokemon based on bats, canines, pinnipeds, and certain rodents along with Oshawott (an otter) and Heatmor (an anteater Pokemon, baby anteaters are pups in real life)
Cubs - bear and lion Pokemon.
Kits - fox and rabbit Pokemon
Kittens - domestic cat Pokemon
Among other examples
Edited by pf9 on Jan 26th 2019 at 8:24:57 AM
I'm liking your additions to the baby Pokémon terms. Indeed, I think I may have used "calf" a whole bunch in my Bouffalant article. Baby cetaceans (think dolphin/whale) are also often
referred to as "calves" so you might want to keep that in mind. (Though while Lanturn is based partially on a dolphin, Chinchou is more like a cartoon-vague-fishlike-thing.)
@Sentret article: You might want to add an "In Human Culture" section. Perhaps depict some media appearances of ferrets, and perhaps mention that Sentret and Furret could reasonably be classified as pets when owned. (I know Pokémon are glorified pets anyway, but specifically the non-battle-type housepet that some Pokémon have been seen as, like Giovanni's Persian.)
Additionally, maybe change "tall" to "long" as I can imagine much of Sentret and Furret's measurements can be attributed to tail size. Furret's is almost as long as the rest of its body, and the Height feature in Pokémon is notably inconsistent as to what it actually refers to. I'd imagine that Furret isn't actually 6 feet tall, or else it might be more intimidating.
You might want to start the diet section with "As omnivores" since starting a sentence with "omnivores," looks a little strange. I'd avoid the mention of birds and reptiles etc. and replace them with "avian" and "reptilian" Pokémon.
Additionally, Sentret and Furret are able to learn a wide variety of different elemental moves, as seen here. Perhaps mention their anatomy, with it containing an "omni-sac" (which a lot of PEFE coontributors use as shorthand for "this organ allows them to use moves outside of their own type/types") and the dangers associated with something that can shoot fire/electricity/ice/whatever at a threat, despite their in-game limited offensive capability. (While an Attack stat of 76 and Sp. Atk of 45 might be incredibly underwhelming gameplay-wise, I'd imagine they'd still sting quite a bit.)
Also, minor, but you put "mole" in one instance instead of "male", and the diet section ends in a comma.
Edited by AgentParadox on Jan 26th 2019 at 5:08:40 PM
As a matter of fact, whales are in the same family as hoofed mammals, so I consider them hoofed although they actually lack hooves but rather have flippers.
I'm aware. I just thought a distinction between the two should have been made.
Changes to the Sentret line article have been made.
In the diet section I used the phrase "Pokemon based on" which makes the use of birds and reptiles OK.
Little new to this thread and the articles (specifically, just a few days ago) and I'm not sure how the process generally works, but I added some information about the Meowth and Exeggcute line's Alolan forms. Meowth & Persian with some detail about behavioral changes, and Exeggutor because there wasn't anything on that version.
You're supposed to ask first I'm pretty sure. Expect your changes to be gone in at least a couple of hours.
I want to claim Heatmor. It seems like an interesting write.
Has anyone claimed the Eevee line yet? I'm willing to give that a shot.
Never mind, found the "dibs" page.
Edited by Shadeblade96 on Feb 4th 2019 at 10:59:47 AM
When we do start doing Eevee I hope to do the courting/childrearing section.
Heatmor is done in other news.
Heatmor are Pokémon that resemble anteaters. Much of its fur is red, with yellow stripes that give the appearance of molten lava. The fur around its face is beige as are the bands on its claws that resemble pipes, its feet and its tail. Its claws are colored yellow. The tail is dented upward and has a hole in it, giving the appearance of a muffler, allowing it to expel gases.
Heatmor are 1.4 m tall and weigh 58 kg.
Three subgroups of Heatmor are known to exist. The first common one allows Heatmor to recover damage by eating a berry earlier. The second of the common subgroups prevents Fire-based attacks from hurting it, instead increasing its own Fire-type attack power by 50% upon being hit by one. A third subgroup, much more rare than the other two, prevents opposing Pokémon from lowering Heatmor's stats.
As with other Pokémon, Heatmor has a rare, alternate coloration caused by mutant phenotypes that is sought by collectors. The beige parts here are replaced by smoke-colored parts, the normally red parts are colored a darker shade of red and the yellow parts are colored light red.
Heatmor can be found on Victory Road and Twist Mountain in Unova, and Route 18 in Kalos.
Heatmor's preferred prey is Durant. Their tongues are capable of burning through Durant's steel bodies, making consumption rather easy. If Durant are scarce they will eat other insectoid Pokémon available.
Heatmor's claws are very sharp, and can injure a human easily. It can also easily start fires.
Heatmor breed year-round. Though captive Heatmor lay eggs, those in the wild give live birth like other mammalian Pokémon.
Males follow females in heat, and after choosing a mate, sniffs her. Male/female pairs eat from the same Durant nest.
When mating, females lie on their side as males crouch over them. This can happen multiple times over up to three days.
Gestation lasts about 190 days, and female Heatmor give birth to single pups.
Heatmor pups are born with their eyes closed for their first six days, and in their first several months of life, feed off their mother's milk.
Mother Heatmor carry their pups on their backs. Pups communicate with their mothers with sharp whistles and use their tongues during nursing.
Pups begin to feed on Durant at three months old and are fully weaned by ten months.
The mother grooms her offspring during rest periods lasting up to an hour. Grooming peaks during the first three months and declines as the young reaches nine months of age, ending by ten months.
At ten months old, the pup becomes independent. They are ready to mate within 2.5 to 4 years.
Heatmor usually live solitary lives, only when a pup is born is there a social unit.
When a Durant infestation hits a building, Heatmor are usually utilized to take care of the problem.
An early 40's cartoon short features a colony of Durant fighting off a Heatmor antagonist.
A comic strip set in ancient times has a recurring Heatmor character.
A Heatmor is a character in a rather violent Flash cartoon.
I'm liking the Heatmor article, though I feel that its secret technique, Fire Lash, is worth a mention. It lowers the target's defense using its tongue (similar to how it feeds on Durant).
Additionally, what is its temperament like, and how would that factor into the Hazards section? I feel "sharp claws and fire" is a little lacking, even if descriptive. Perhaps you could mention the exact degree of burn that Heatmor can inflict? A happy Pokémon may give an affectionate lick, depending on what the Pokémon is. That would be quite dangerous for Heatmor, akin to running a branding iron over your skin.
Stats should be mentioned in a suitable form. Heatmor is not fast, but I imagine it could outrun a human if needed. It's able to deal relatively strong hits, but isn't that durable.
Edited by AgentParadox on Feb 8th 2019 at 3:29:10 PM
The changes I made to the Meowth & Exeggcute lines (for their respective Alolan forms) are still up, so I guess either it went over well or nobody's noticed. I'll list what I changed for whichever reason comes up.
Variants of both forms found in Alola are notoriously more self-centered and prideful, their introduction to and subsequent surge in popularity in the region giving most a sense of self-importance that often overrides Meowth's traditional obsession with trinkets. Subsequently, they are often found to be even more vain; a Meowth getting its coin dirty is substantial reason to fly into a rage, as can be said for instances of its pride being wounded. In addition, while both stages are notoriously crafty this variant of Persian is even more cruel and malicious than the norm. Prey unfortunate enough to find itself at its mercy will be toyed with and tortured rather than simply finished off, and in battle they tend to use more underhanded tactics, like Fake-Outs and Sucker Punches, to gain an advantage. Trainers and owners can miss this behaviour entirely, as they are skilled at putting on a front of indifference or innocence to mask any wrongdoing.
Alolan variants of both forms are more easily-found as pets due not to any positive change in temperament, but because being taken care of by humans feeds their insatiable need for attention. The variant's pride has resulted in them becoming far more difficult to handle and train, but many in Alola proceed to anyway specifically because of this. Persians are often considered to be a symbol of the owner's wealth, Persian with rounder, chubbier faces being considered more beautiful - a more plump appearance implies that they are well-fed, and therefore their owner/keeper can afford to feed them in excess.
Exeggutor is a pinnacle example of a Pokémon whose physiology can change depending on its habitat. The harsh, beating sunlight of the Alola region, combined with optimal conditions (and arguably, the strange interplanar activity in the region) results in the stage's growth being augmented exponentially, its body stemming a long, slim neck that boosts its height to an upward of 10-11m (roughly 30-35 feet) tall. In addition, a tail-like stalk has sprouted from its backside with another node growing from its tip. This node can act on its own to defend the main body, with ill-advised attempts to get close to it being fended off violently. Interestingly, its increased size seems to have negated the necessity of its psionic powers, the result being much greater physical strength and an odd aura of power reminiscent of draconic Pokémon. The implications of this are still being explored.
This is not the case, however, in the Alola region. The form is far more plentiful than in other locations, an entire land mass off the coast of Poni Island inhabited by so many of them that it appears as if it's covered in a forest of palm trees. Trying to catch one may still be ill-advised without proper preparation, see Hazards.
Alolan Exeggutor has its own share of dangers, first and foremost being its size. While largely docile, it will retaliate like any other Pokémon if threatened. It it can bring its neck down with alarming speed to strike like a hammer, and its tree-like body can deal bone-shattering damage when swung at this velocity. Its tail, as mentioned above, can act independently of the main body and will react violently if given even vague reason, especially if the tail itself is touched. If placating one is necessary, the climate conditions it has developed in and loss of its psionic powers has left it more vulnerable to drops in temperature than before, and Ice-type moves will quickly incapacitate it.
The only reason I didn't get rid of them is because I didn't have the energy to.
Do not do that again.
About the Pikachu one, I kinda think the Cinderella one could have Jac Jac be a Pikachu and Gus be a Marill. Would fit their respective appearances. And maybe vice-versa with Speedy Gonzales and Slowpoke Rodriguez, for irony. Pixie and Dixie could be a Plusle and a Minun. And no mention of Rouge in the Swoobat entry?
Edited by BionicleHau33 on Feb 21st 2019 at 9:54:47 AM
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