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I'll go with specific hormones then.
Also what would you think if item balls were covered?
@Napalm: Not sure about breeding yet.
They are definitely social creatures, though. Charizard will likely often watch other Charizard's 'manders while they're hunting.
Also, wasn't it previously suggested they'd likely get along well with Bagon when food wasn't a constraint? In rare cases they might even bring other species into the babysitting ring, such as Salamence, or a trusted Pokémon Watcher who lives in the area.
@Silent: You see this yet?
Yes, but wouldn't Charizard/Salamence live far away from one another due to geographic distribution? I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say that they fulfill similar ecological niches, though...
@marioguy: I handled the "Igglybuff evolves into Jigglypuff by happiness" thing by saying that it has to do with forming close social bonds in general, thus, in trained Igglybuff it's often with the trainer, but in the wild they can bond with other Pokemon.
In the case of Golbat, this may explain why you see so many of them, perhaps they're very sociable creatures that aren't shy around humans like some other cave Pokemon (and thus trainers run into them a lot). That could be why they want to battle and don't let you leave, they want to find a good trainer to befriend so they can evolve!
edited 29th Sep '10 1:59:40 PM by Rainbow
I love that idea! <3
"Hi I'm a Golbat and I'm gonna Mean Look at you and not let you go because I like you as a potential trainer"? Sounds strangelly appealing.
^Would make their status as Demonic Spiders more justifiable.
They just want love because they've lived in the dark.
I came up with an idea but it's a bit morbid.
I hope I'm not too presumptuous, but I thought I'd give it a go.
Lavaridge Town is a small town in central Hoenn whose relatively remote location makes it an extremely tight-knit community. The village was founded after an expedition into the interior of the island revealed the existence hot springs at the foot of Mount Chimney. As such, Lavaridge Town became one of Hoenn’s foremost tourist attractions after Slateport's Beaches and Mauville’s Casinos.
Team Magma briefly threatened the safety of the town in an attempt induce an eruption that would expand Hoenn’s landmass. However, the combined efforts of Team Aqua and an unnamed trainer from Littleroot Town, thwarted Team Magma’s plan and force the group to retreat and regroup at Mount Pyre.
Lavaridge Town is accessible through Route 112 but trainers and visitors should beware the treacherous terrain that makes it far easier to climb down than to climb up. With the recent inactivity of Mount Chimney, the village council commissioned a gondola track to allow easier access to the town to the southwest via the Jagged Pass.
Tourism is the town’s most important source of income due to its renowned hot springs, which the Lavaridge Town Tourist Board aggressively promotes. While their claims of the springs being able to cure a multitude of ills from stress to financial troubles to bad luck are exaggerated, tourists from as far away as Sinnoh come to soak in them. Tour groups can go to Mount Chimney to view the lava lake from the crater and also purchase lava cookies that recover a Pokemon’s health in addition to tasting delicious.
Pokemon Trainers are encouraged to visit the hot springs, which doubles as Pokemon Center to heal their Pokemon and relax. Lavaridge Town, despite it tiny population hosts a Pokemon Gym converted from a sauna by a local businessman who recently retired and left the Gym to his granddaughter, Flannery. The town is lesser known for its Herb Shop, but it is advised that trainers instead buy potions and other healing items from the local Pokemart. While the herbs are less expensive, Pokemon highly dislike their bitterness.
Lavaridge Town proper has been cleared of most Pokemon but the Jagged Pass is home to Fighting, Fire, and even Psychic-type Pokemon.
Pokémon normally found at the Jagged Pass include:
edited 29th Sep '10 8:26:23 PM by pyrosyerfoxy
Is there like a collective name you guys are using for Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh? Because I can't simply use "All caves" as a habitat location thanks to the Isshu region.
Just specify the regions where the caves are, e.g. "Caves in the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions"...
I would use Japan but that would include the rump Dai Nippon Teikoku (Great Japanese Empire) so idk really :s
I'm sorry but I have to disagree, this doesn't mesh well with my mental image of Golbats at all. I think they're prone to attacking humans because they either are trying to predate them, or the humans are invading their territory. Also, Golbat don't seem like the social type, Zubat maybe, but Golbat seem more akin to fruit bats (Crobat more so), which are solitary.
^ I dunno, Golbat aren't exactly hard to come by (at least in Sinnoh), and IIRC all RL bats are social to some extent. Besides, as a vampire bat, why would Golbat target potential prey that would be less likely to survive having large quantities of blood drained. Most organisms with parasitic feeding patterns try and feed on things that will be able to survive losing whatever it is that the parasitic organism needs so that it can feed on it again in a future time (I never fully understood why GF decided that having fellow vampire 'mon Kabutops disembowel its prey resonated with its preferred diet of blood and bodily fluids)...
I was just trying to think of why they evolve by happiness/trust/bonding and mixing that with why they're so common and easy to run into.
Yeah NC, it seems like you're outvoted on this one.
So guys, who wants to write the article on the cyute and kwuddly ultraisquishy huggable lovable bats? <3
^ Would that be Zubat or their deformed relatives from Poke-America (I'm assuming the former)? Also, I believe that Marioguy is penning the article...
EDIT: @ Tangent, did you think up of any other blurbs for the newts?
edited 30th Sep '10 12:09:59 PM by CaptainNapalm
^^Are you talking about Koromori? If so a little early to call that.
You could refer to them to Kancaves, Jocaves, Cavennes (I like this because it sounds almost like caverns) and Sincaves.
Just me though, playing on the word shortening Pokemon is fond of (Tohjo Falls, Johto + Kanto haw haw).
edited 30th Sep '10 1:09:46 PM by BigDaddyP
I just simply referred to them as Caves of Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh.
@Captain Napalm: It's kinda hard to find an animal that could survive losing enough blood to make a five foot bat too fat to fly. I'd assume that Golbat would have to go for actual meat every so often. Crobat, on the other hand, would likely mix in fruit due to increased energy consumption for a second set of wings.
As for Crobat's rarity, they're probably more nomadic than their predecessors. The Pokedex in-game says that they aren't well suited for roosting, so they probably don't rest in one given area for too long.
^ Not the type to be nitpicky, but for a bat, wouldn't making oneself unable to fly be monumentally stupid (Seeing as being effectively stranded in one place leaves one incredibly vulnerable to predation...)? Then again, they could be total gluttons and not think things through, and just count on their explosive reproduction rate to keep their species from going extinct...
^you know, that just made me think about all the pokemon we go around fainting in the wild. Trainers might as well go around with a sign on their heads saying "FREE FOOD" in pokemon.
Then again, said trainer would probably beat up the predator too...
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