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Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Sep 24th 2010 at 9:22:39 AM

Can the other thread be used to handle Cipher and Orre?

Proud member of the IAA What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?
CaptainNapalm Totally Not a Schoolboy from a closet.
Totally Not a Schoolboy
Sep 24th 2010 at 9:23:40 AM

^ We'll probably get to them eventually, but you're free to bandy around ideas there...

Let's play a game about Pokémon...
Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Sep 24th 2010 at 9:26:15 AM

Yessir.

Proud member of the IAA What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?
BigDaddyP Be Legendary from England Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Be Legendary
Sep 24th 2010 at 10:00:34 AM

@Sabre Where does it say that RBY happened at the same time as RSE? Also it was just a thought that the Team's could be related.

(Warning, mini rant)

Also, maybe first gen and second gen are meant for kids, but with third gen, the Team trying change the world, and the fourth gen, Cyrus wanted to destroy the world with a Cosmic Horror.

For kids? Really? Nowadays, the people who played pokemon on their GB and GBA are older (Similar to the Harry Potter fanbase), and so need bigger plots.

Inspirational quote against powerful image of nature.
Tangent128 from Virginia Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Sep 24th 2010 at 10:29:35 AM

*Dashing in with a few notes*

  • Dredging up the Team entries for review sounds like a decent idea (we will not be covering Plasma yet, however)
  • As noted, we are taking a Broad Strokes approach for sources. The anime is a valid inspiration, as are the games, Pokémon Special, shoot, the TCG if you want. Take the most interesting bits from each that fit in with what other entries have already established, and be free to fudge things if it makes them fit better.
    • Doing In the Wizard is unnecessary- we want a world that feels real, but in its own context, not ours.
  • If I get a reminder PM in around six hours, there's a decent chance the Charmander thing will get done tonight.

Do you highlight everything looking for secret messages?
BigDaddyP Be Legendary from England Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Be Legendary
Sep 24th 2010 at 12:59:45 PM

^^It gives no evidence to that, except that your character comes from Johto.

So what? Johto didn't wink out of existence.

Inspirational quote against powerful image of nature.
heartlessmushroom Space hobo
Space hobo
Sep 24th 2010 at 1:03:21 PM

Im working on the Natu entry.

CaptainNapalm Totally Not a Schoolboy from a closet.
Totally Not a Schoolboy
Sep 24th 2010 at 1:03:30 PM

^^ What about the whole Net Center bit? I mean that was happening concurrently in FR/LG and in Emerald. (Why are you so fixated on working this Glitch City blurb in anyways?)

^ Sweet, I look forward to reading it...

edited 24th Sep '10 1:03:57 PM by CaptainNapalm

Let's play a game about Pokémon...
BigDaddyP Be Legendary from England Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Be Legendary
Sep 24th 2010 at 2:12:51 PM

^Glitches are awesome, and the Nightmare Fuel page on Pokemon on T Vtropes gives alot of inspiration.

I think Missingno is a Cosmic Horror in the games, and that Glitch City is some weird anomaly that grew from the Safari Zone. It's just fascinating.

Glitches can be interpreted and played with in so many ways. Why does Missingno look like an L? Why does it know sky attack and Water Gun? These are mysteries.

Maybe some glitches were done on purpose.

Inspirational quote against powerful image of nature.
Rainbow Relationship Status: Puppy love
Sep 24th 2010 at 2:30:28 PM

Maybe Missingno. is related to the Gyarados incident at the Lake of Rage, or is an early result of the beginnings of such experiments? It can use Water and Flying type attacks, which are Gyarados's types, and Gyarados could probably turn itself into an L-shape. Or it could be the ghost of one of the failed experiments before Mewtwo, since it sometimes shows up as a skeleton fossil or the "ghost" sprite.

edited 24th Sep '10 2:31:46 PM by Rainbow

Marioguy128 Geomancer from various galaxies
Geomancer
Sep 24th 2010 at 2:32:13 PM

Suprisingly, I have nothing for Missingno. Sorry.

You got some dirt on you. Here's some more!
BigDaddyP Be Legendary from England Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Be Legendary
Sep 24th 2010 at 2:35:05 PM

^^Exactly! How fun is it? Everything makes sense. wild mass guessMissingno. is the embodiment of Wild Mass Guessingwild mass guess

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Montblanc SON, I AM DISAPPOINT
SON, I AM DISAPPOINT
Sep 24th 2010 at 2:38:56 PM

^x10 Honestly, there's tons of obviously kid's stuff that has scarier stuff than what happens in RSE and DPPt. The games are rated E, and I've never heard of any kids being scared of anything that happened in a Pokemon game (barring glitches, for me). The average Disney movie is scarier than Pokemon, and those are subjected to the Animation Age Ghetto. And most franchises do not age with their audience. Hell, just look at the show. And, you know, What Do You Mean, It's for Kids??

As for the whole question of whether or not Gen III is concurrent with Gen I, in HGSS, Steven mentions having battled a trainer like Ethan/Lyra before. So Gen III can't be any later than 3 years after Gen I.

I'll definitely be looking forward to an entry on Missingno, though. grin

edited 24th Sep '10 2:39:08 PM by Montblanc

BigDaddyP Be Legendary from England Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Be Legendary
Sep 24th 2010 at 2:46:55 PM

^We already have one for Missingno. called 'The Anomaly' or something, like an M Night Shamaylan movie.

Hmm, true, but then Steven Stone wasn't in GSC. What should take precedence?

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Pykrete NOT THE BEES from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
Sep 24th 2010 at 3:00:22 PM

and I've never heard of any kids being scared of anything that happened in a Pokemon game

Hiya. I once released a Hypno because of its Pokedex data sad

Montblanc SON, I AM DISAPPOINT
SON, I AM DISAPPOINT
Sep 24th 2010 at 3:04:52 PM

^^ The remakes always take precedence. Otherwise, we'd have a world where no one knew about eggs three years ago, and Professor Oak just invented the Pokedex and there's only 150 250 Pokemon in the world.

^ When you were a kid, or as a teen/adult? Kids don't care about that stuff (or at least me and my friend didn't, and neither do my nephews/niece). Adults and teens (and especially tropers) tend to either over-analyze stuff or get creeped out by stuff that kids might find cool or hilarious (WHOAAAAA, MY POKEMON CAN SUCK OUT YOUR SOUL THAT IS SO COOL! HAHAHA, PEOPLE USED TO PUT DARUMAKKA'S POOP IN THEIR POCKETS!). And I always used to catch a Drowzee in my Red days. I loved that little guy, creepy Pokedex entry or not. waii

edited 24th Sep '10 6:47:49 PM by Montblanc

rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Sep 24th 2010 at 3:34:35 PM

Electrike Line

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Electrike [309]
  • Manetric [310]

Notable Biology

The Electrike line are canid Pokemon native to the grasslands of Hoenn. The basic form, Electrike, is a green Pokemon with yellow stripes resembling lightning bolts. Rare blue-skinned individuals also exist. Standing at two feet at the shoulder, they are capable of running at speeds in excess of 80mph, and use the friction gathered from their running to power their electric attacks and move even faster, in a way not all that dissimilar to how the Shinx line of Sinnoh power themselves. As a side effect, they are covered in a static shell that can paralyze a person if they are not careful. They can also attract electricity to themselves, making them very useful in double battles. When the air is arid, or a storm is approaching, they will actually spark.

Electrike's evolution, Manetric, is a blue Pokemon with a yellow mane, forelegs, and upper backlegs. Manetric have the ability to make localized thunderstorms, and a popular legend states that they were actually born from lightning. They constantly discharge energy from their manes, and are most often found chasing thunderstorms on the rare occasion a human actually sees one. Manetric have all of Electrike's abilities, but they can run even faster.

Habitat

The Electrike line prefers grasslands due to the space and easy access to massive thunderstorms. A good way to heck for the presence of Electrike or Manetric are blackened spots on the ground similar to those done by Pikachu.

Diet

The Electrike line are predators, killing prey by shocking them with a Thunder Wave to paralyze them and finishing them with a Thunder Fang to the throat. Another tactic is to simply use their speed to crash in to a prey Pokemon, stunning and paralyzing them at the same time before going in for the kill. Common prey includes Swellow, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Plusle, and Minun.

Hazards

The Electrike line prefers to run away from humans, but an Electrike or Manetric that feels significantly threatened will defend itself with powerful electric attacks, including Thunder Fang and Thunder. Manetric can also use their ability to create localized thunderstorms to deadly effect, augmenting their own electric attacks with bolts of lighting.

You should never use a metal comb when grooming an Electrike or Manectric, as their static cling will invariably lead to you getting shocked. The Electrike line's ability to attract electricity, commonly known as Lightningrod, makes them very dangerous to have out in close proximity during a thunderstorm. [[Trainer's Note: Trainers have died as a result of their Electrike or Manetric getting them fatally shocked while outside in the rain.]]

Courting and Childrearing

During the mating season, Electrike and Manetric males will fight for females in brief sparring competitions. The winners mate with the females, who lay 7 eggs which hatch after a month's incubation. The baby Electrike will stay with their mother for a year before setting out on their own.

Social Structure

Electrike can be found either by themselves or in groups of 3-5 individuals. Manetric are solitary and only come together to mate.

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite.
Montblanc SON, I AM DISAPPOINT
SON, I AM DISAPPOINT
Sep 24th 2010 at 4:00:29 PM

^ The line about combing your Manectric was genius. And adorable. waii

heartlessmushroom Space hobo
Space hobo
Sep 24th 2010 at 4:12:19 PM

Here are Xatu and Natu gentlemen.

177 Natu Line

Morphs [Oak Catalog #]

  • Natu [177] Vatesaquila vegrandis
    • A Tiny and round green bird with large squinty eyes and small wings patterned with yellow, black and red patches of color. Has a characteristic red feather poking out from its head
  • Xatu [178] Vatesaquila effigies
    • A taller green bird with a conic torso and spherical head. Has a pair of large white wings tipped with red and black stripes and two large feathers on its head. Its belly pattern resembles a menacing face with red eyes.

Notable Biology

Natu are extremely small bird Pokémon, second place after Diglett as the world's smallest Pokémon. Nevertheless, their senses are one of the most developed amongst bird Pokémon. Being able to detect subtle air and ground vibrations with its single head feather, it can evade danger with great ease. It has been observed that if Natu's feather gets plucked off it will become unresponsive to most stimuli for the period of a week until the feather is fully regenerated. Natu's sizable brain possesses a light grade of telepathy. allowing Natu to briefly read the mind of its opponent and perform its exact moves just before the target has the chance to react and to silently communicate with other Natu. At night, Natu use their tiny claws to climb up trees where they sleep, their reflexes become lethargic while asleep and thus become easy targets for nocturnal predators like Umbreon and Absol.

Xatu, compared to its pre-morph, is surprisingly tall, some of the largest found specimens reach the height of a fully-grown human being. Its large wings now allow it to fly for long periods of time while providing it with a secondary function. Xatu will now move its wings to communicate with other Xatu in a similar way as Flag semaphores in airports do. Xatu stand still for a large portion of their day as they perform an ability that still baffles most Poke biologists: Clairvoyance. A xatu's brain is breathtakingly large and filled with psychic potential. Xatu uses its clairvoyance to inspect a surrounding area of several acres and predict future events with unsettling accuracy and react accordingly. This uncanny ability once sparked several myths around Xatu. which told it was the messenger of the gods and could see both into the future and into the past. The latter has been confirmed by recent experiments, revealing that Xatu also possess a remarkable memory able to remember their pasts in incredible detail. While not being able to speak, some Xatu are known to be able to telepathically speak with their trainers, which lead to the conclusion that Xatu might be partially sentinent and self-aware.

This family of Pokémon is still holds many mysteries to modern science and research on this Pokémon' is still done by investigators of the paranormal. (Professor’s note: Dear trainer, be careful around faulty information sources of this Pokémon. Some paranormal researchers work using pseudoscience and any of their conclusions should not be considered facts)

Habitat

Natu and its morph Xatu may show up in grasslands, coniferous forests and in rare cases, rocky deserts. This Pokémon line seems to be attracted to ancient ruins of such as temples, palaces and tombs where they go to breed, some even stay to live there. This further explains the theory that Xatu and Natu were once considered sacred by ancient civilizations and allowed to freely roam the cities, but simultaneously adds to the question on how they can remember places long gone for thousands of years. (Genetic memory?) Absol , this line's top predator and mortal enemy, is often around Natu and Xatu’s home. A coincidence because Absol is yet another Pokémon often related with divination of the future.

Diet

Natu are herbivores and pluck seeds and berries off bushes with their small beaks. Xatu on the other hand are omnivorous, adding roots and decently sized prey like Tyrogue, Ariados and Stantler to its diet (Don’t worry, Xatu dislike human flesh). Some Xatu can feed on psychic energy the same way Drowzee and Hypno do.

Hazards

Natu are really easily startled and will flee at the first sign of danger, when cornered, it might Teleport away like Abra. Trainers should be specially cautious and patient if they wish to catch one. Xatu seem to be aware of Natu's impressive evasion and, strangely enough, won’t act defensively when their young are on their own. Maternal defense only comes to play when the main nest is threatened directly Most Xatu are wary and even friendly around humans. But one should never startle a Xatu performing its Clairvoyance at close range as it will respond with a brief reflex best described by most witnesses as an explosive head decompression . (Trainer's note: The easiest way to know if Xatu is approachable is watching its eyes. Black and attentive: Go ahead. Glowing blue and lost: Keep back) Trainers who own a Xatu as well as their friends and family should take note of that small detail. Xatu don’t normally attack people but given their semi-sapience they might become vengeful at past aggressors which can remember really well. But there have also been reports of genuinely malevolent Xatu who are well aware of the superstition they evoke and play with their victim's minds. Like one specimen which terrorized a small village's people by invading their dreams, pursuing them in nightmares and driving them mad. Or the mysterious case of a Xatu which predicted its trainer's death, who in the end, brought his demise upon himself in an attempt to prevent his fate. These cases are more common with captured specimens and wild specimens with direct contact with human settlements. (Trainer's note: It’s preferable to catch Natu instead of Xatu, as a wild Xatu might have a hard time adapting to your leadership (See Social Structure). Either that or the peril of catching an evil Xatu.

Trainers are always encouraged to bring a Dark or Ghost type Pokémon with them when wandering in Xatu territory. Preventive signs are currently being placed in the vicinity of such areas for the safety of trainers.

Xatu and Natu are also common guests around modern shrines and temples, unless permission from the lead priest is given, catching temple Pokémon is considered a crime and punished with a hefty fine or 3 years of prison in the worst cases.

There hasn’t been any Pokémon battle related accidents linked to this species.

Training

While most competitive trainers prefer the Abra, Slowpoke or Ralts line as their Psychic Poké of choice for their offense, defense and flexibility respectively, Xatu is still valued for its Supportive moves like Wish and Light Screen and as a great counter against Fighting types.

Natu, like most small bird Pokémon, are relatively easy to train, if a bit harder than Pidgey or Starly. If freshly caught, make your Natu get used to you and the rest of the team as if you were its flock and teach it to control its impulses to run away from battle. Caves are great places to train as they are abundant in Machop and Zubat, Pokémon that Natu has a great advantage over, but be sure to avoid Geodude.

Natu and Xatu like the outdoors, make sure to have it walk outside its Pokéball often, as this will increase its happiness and affection towards you. Fully grown Xatu need at least an hour of Clairvoyance to keep their minds sharp, take it to different areas to perform it and its Psychic abilities will sharpen. (Trainer's note: Some detective agencies often employ Xatu, alongside other Psychic Pokémon, to use their skills to find the location of a criminal or a vital piece of information, so a Xatu might come in handy if you ever lose something important) Take note that this line of Pokémon might be allergic to some kinds of human food like milk based products and chocolate, take for example an unfortunate case of a Xatu who was under hospitalization for 3 weeks after eating a [[Portal delicious chocolate cake]]. And like every Pokémon out there, treat it with care and remember The Golden Rule.

While most human Psychics like pyschich Pokémon as empathic partners, Xatu is a surprisingly unpopular choice, due to epathizing with Xatu's clairvoyance is not good for the mental health

Courting and Childrearing

Natu become fertile 5 years after birth, just before becoming a sexually mature Xatu. (Trainer's note: technically, and older Natu is already able to copulate and bear children, but it's unable to perform the mating rituals required to attract a mate) Xatu mate every Fall and gather around in large numbers in ancient ruins where previous Natu were born. Females perform specific signs with their wings to call the attention of a male. The female then proceeds to perform a memory game of wing movements which the male must imitate without mistake, the sequence gets successively longer and harder as the male clears each repetition. After 5 successful repetitions the female agrees to mate. If a male interrupts another male's courting game, they engage into a telepathic battle which will determine who will get to continue mating.

After the mating season is over, male Xatu leave to get plenty of food for their pregnant females so they can survive the winter along with their babies. If properly nourished, a female will lay up to 3 eggs which then hatch at the beginning of Spring. After the eggs hatch, the Xatu couples ,carrying their young on their heads, fly away from the ruins to set up a nest in their usual habitats. Xatu couples stay together and will go on separate ways 3 years later, when their spawn are ready to live on their own

Social Structure

Natu are very social, and appear in flocks of up to 20 members. There isn’t any dominant member in these flocks and they will treat each other as equals, sharing their food equally between members. If a lonely Natu approaches an already formed flock, this will gladly welcome the new member to the group. When they morph into Xatu, they become solitary creatures that will only come together in large groups during mating season. If a Xatu detects another Xatu in its territory it will simply ignore it. Natu often climb on top of the head of a lonely Xatu for protection.

edited 9th Oct '10 1:54:05 PM by heartlessmushroom

rmctagg09 The Wanderer from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Sep 24th 2010 at 5:01:56 PM

^^ I can't take credit for that, as I found it in the Electrike Bulbapedia entry and decided to throw it in.

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite.
CrowT.Robot Trainspotter from Ga-Metru
Trainspotter
Sep 24th 2010 at 6:34:30 PM

MY GOD I'M SO SORRY FOR COMBINING THE TWO GROUPS... PLEASE FORGIVE ME! sad

Formerly known as Crow T. Robot.
CaptainNapalm Totally Not a Schoolboy from a closet.
CrowT.Robot Trainspotter from Ga-Metru
Trainspotter
Sep 24th 2010 at 6:38:05 PM

It was my idea to theorize that the two groups had a common origin... it's the worst thing I've ever done... *collapses into inconsolable wreck*

Formerly known as Crow T. Robot.
SullenFrog Wait, he isn't dead! Shia Surprise! from Voormithadreth Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
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