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Some Tibetan monks can do that. No dice for polyphony, though.
I just recalled an old Spore creation of mine:
http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=usr-divossi|2263263761%3Asast-500396064504%3Apg-40 (copy and paste; the whole link doesn't work)
...that would be the worst pokemon of all time.
edited 30th Jun '10 9:59:07 PM by Isotrope
SO, I was randomly thinking about the whole Diglett issue, and I thought, what if we portray Diglett as being like an earth elemental? It would totally explain why noone knows what they look like underground; because they ARE the ground! There simple isn't anything down there. Removing a Diglett from the ground would simply reveal that their body cuts off into crumbly dirt. And it probably wouldn't be too healthy to remove them from the ground, either...
That's... awfully mystical, don't you think? We're going for a more scientific view of things, after all.
I dunno, we already have beings that supposedly control time and space, an elemental seems pretty tame compared to that. Explain as being like communal microbes animating the soil into a Diglett.
edited 30th Jun '10 11:57:38 PM by Blissey1
Approaching it scientifically doesn't require that elementals not exist. This world already has psychics and aura; the rules differ slightly from our own.
edited 1st Jul '10 9:19:42 AM by Tangent128
I do recall in the anime a character had a whole herd of Diglett and one of them lived in his (Apparently topless) hat and would pop up every now and then.
How intelligent do we want to say Pokemon are? I assume that Legendaries are at least as intelligent as people, but what about the generic Mons? (Anime continuity says that they're intelligent enough to communicate, sing, use tools... and let's not even get into Pokemon Mystery Dungeon...)
edited 1st Jul '10 2:00:01 PM by CrowT.Robot
I say that they're all clearly sapient to some extent, but only a few (the legendaries, Dragonite, Alakazam, Metagross, etc.) match or exceed the intelligence of the average human. That said, those Pokemon might not necessarily have a human mindset (see my Deoxys article for an example).
Also, I appologize for the tardiness of my Articuno entry. I'll have it up at some point tomorrow, hopefully.
so, if no one has an issue with my Diglett theory, I'll probably have an article up in a few days. Unless someone else already called it and I missed it.
edited 1st Jul '10 3:05:31 PM by Blissey1
I would just leave it at [DATA EXPUNGED]. To be honest, just for the sake of sucker punching any who thought they would get an answer about what was under Diglett.
And I said I already had some theories on it. Which are [DATA EXPUNGED].
edited 1st Jul '10 4:58:17 PM by Neo_Crimson
Hmm. Should I use that [DATA EXPUNGED] thing to keep what Tangela looks like under the vines a mystery too? (Yes, I am working on the Tangela entry.)
Tangela doesn't really need to be a mystery, so no real need for that.
A literal [DATA EXPUNGED] probably doesn't fit an in-universe style; some other unreveal is needed for Diglett. Possibly something like "...below the surfac@#%^& -CONNECTION REESTABLISHED-nd."
That's why having Digletts body simply cut off at the surface is the perfect method- it's an unreveal that doesn't rely on technical difficulties!
Except that it's just a reveal; not an unreveal at all.
I remember a fanfic I read way back that stated that the reason Diglett are never above ground is due to the fact that they have a built in instinct to dig through any surface they come into contact with.
edited 1st Jul '10 7:56:47 PM by rmctagg09
I still say we need to either pull a Zalgo on that, or run that chunk of text through a scrambler to make it look corrupted.
Well we could always go with the second-layer practical joke: use Unicode Block Elements (links to a PDF) to "write" the text instead of the actual characters as in a CIA report; when people think we have done some trickery to "hide" the characters and try to highlight them they find that data has been really EXPUNGED.
ok, so I guess the reveal being "nothing" isn't quite an unreveal
Tonight's forecast: a freeze is coming!
Articuno is seen as both a benefactor and a destroyer. When it is in balance with its siblings, it cools heat waves and calms storms, and its coming portends the onset of winter; when the balance is disrupted, unspeakable cold and glaciers follow its flight, hailing the return of the Ice Age. Despite this chaotic nature, the creature is fundamentally good, often appearing to travelers lost in the mountains and carrying them to safety with its powerful yet surprisingly gentle claws.
Like most other Ice-Type Pokémon, Articuno has displayed formidable cryokinetic powers, such as generating small blizzards, summoning hail, and transforming its outermost pinions into sharp icicles which it launches at foes in deadly flechette storms. As with most other legendaries, it also displays potent psionic powers which it uses to increase its agility and speed, throw up telekinetic barriers to blunt physical attacks, and even read an opponent’s mind to determine what action they will take next, and react accordingly.
Additionally, Articuno appears to emit a strong presence of regal might, a trait it shares with its siblings. Simply put, Pokémon who are ordered to attack any member of the Legendary Birds will only do so reluctantly and with great difficulty, as though some sort of geass were compelling them not to lift so much as a finger against them.
Attempting to wear down an angered Articuno’s defensive capabilities is even more difficult than simply damaging it, for it can enshroud itself in a potent mist that makes connecting with such debilitating attacks as String Shot or Leer all but impossible. Should a trainer find himsel lost in the mountains during a storm and be fortunate enough to be rescued by Articuno, do the smart thing and leave the bird alone afterwards, because if one rebuffs its hospitality by trying to capture it then it will kill you and leave your frozen corpse as a warning to any others who would attempt something so foolish.
Needless to say, this hybrid creature—dubbed Zapmolcuno by the tabloids and Thufizer by foreign journalists—was eventually revealed to be a hoax, as the organiation's true goal was to possess the cutting-edge Master Ball which Silph had just developed; nevertheless, this urban legend has become lodged in the popular consciousness, and probably will not be completely discredited any time soon.
edited 3rd Jul '10 3:43:13 PM by SullenFrog
I like how you explained Pressure.
Thanks! By the way, I apologize for how late the thing was.
Gentlemen, there has been a serious dearth of activity in this thread for the last few days. I confess myself to be somewhat concerned.
I was thinking, is anyone going to do the Jigglypuff line? It was one of the first Pokemon I heard about, besides Pikachu, and I thought I might try it. Also, do we have any theories for happiness evolutions? The Pikachu article doesn't mention it. I was thinking, perhaps Pokemon like Pichu and Igglybuff who evolve in that manner do so in the wild by forming tight bonds of trust with other Pokemon (either of their own species or others). That would go with not just the happiness idea, but that it's the Pokemon trusting the trainer. In captivity, it's usually the bond with the trainer that matters, but perhaps in the wild it's a bond with other Pokemon?
edited 6th Jul '10 6:28:51 PM by Rainbow
I don't believe that anyone's called Jigglypuff. Go nuts.
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