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Can the other thread be used to handle Cipher and Orre?
^ We'll probably get to them eventually, but you're free to bandy around ideas there...
@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.
Bulbapedia says they're at the same time.
edited 24th Sep '10 10:21:16 AM by Tangent128
*Dashing in with a few notes*
^^It gives no evidence to that, except that your character comes from Johto.
So what? Johto didn't wink out of existence.
Im working on the Natu entry.
^^ 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
^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.
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
Suprisingly, I have nothing for Missingno. Sorry.
^^Exactly! How fun is it? Everything makes sense.
Missingno. is the embodiment of Wild Mass Guessing
^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.
edited 24th Sep '10 2:39:08 PM by Montblanc
^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?
Hiya. I once released a Hypno because of its Pokedex data
^^ 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.
edited 24th Sep '10 6:47:49 PM by Montblanc
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.
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.]]
^ The line about combing your Manectric was genius. And adorable.
Here are Xatu and Natu gentlemen.
177 Natu Line
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)
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.
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.
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
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
edited 9th Oct '10 1:54:05 PM by heartlessmushroom
^^ I can't take credit for that, as I found it in the Electrike Bulbapedia entry and decided to throw it in.
MY GOD I'M SO SORRY FOR COMBINING THE TWO GROUPS... PLEASE FORGIVE ME!
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*
Get a Hold of yourself, man!
-slaps Crow in the face-
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