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Removed the italics on the Bidoof line article and elaborated on Superpower- perhaps we should have move articles?
Also: Just imagine what Machamp or Dragonite's Superpower would do!
Barboach spend most of the time on river bottoms foraging for food that has sunk down from the surface. To protect themselves from predators and underwater parasites, Barboach cover themselves in a slimy film. If a predator tries to grab a Barboach, it can simply slip out of its grip. This film also serves as a measure of vitality, with sick Barboach lacking the coating. When hunting, Barboach bury themselves in mud while leaving only their two barbels visible to detect prey. When prey, such as a Goldeen, Wooper, or Corphish, touch the barbels, the Barboach will pop up, expand its mouth to three times the size of its head, and swallow its prey whole.
After three years in the wild, Barboach will evolve into Whiscash. Whiscash are blue Pokemon with yellow barbels and underbellies. They also have blue fins and a yellow mark on their forehead resembling a "W". Rarer individuals with orange underbellies and barbels also exist. Just like Barboach, Whiscash also possess the ability to sense earthquakes. Whiscash, despite their goofy-looking appearance, are very territorial and dangerous, and will claim an entire pond as its territory. If it finds an intruder, it will chase it off with tremors that can extend for over three miles. Most often, their competitors are other Whiscash or Crawdaunt, which are similarly territorial.
During the day, Whiscash will sleep in the mud at the bottom of their home, and leave it at night to hunt. They are voracious hunters that will eat just about anything. While the average Whiscash is only three to five feet long, six and even seven foot specimens have been caught in partcularly isolated lakes. Despite their deserved reputation as rather dangerous, there are tournaments in parts of Hoenn where humans will go into a Whiscash pond, swim down to its hole, and catch the Pokemon with their bare hands. The winner of the contest is the person who has caught the biggest Whiscash. Barboach and Whiscash meat is very tasty if fried or baked, and is a common staple in Hoenn and Sinnoh restaurants.
Whiscash, on the other hand, are much more dangerous due to their territorial nature. Stories abound about Whiscash killing foolish people who were stupid enough to attack them with their powerful Earthquakes.[[Trainer's Note: If you find yourself near an area that is known to have Whiscash, do not under any circumstances go into the water and irritate the Pokemon. If you find yourself under attack by one, reach into it's mouth and grab its gills. That will stun it long enough for you to get away or to drag the Pokemon to shore if you're a noodler.]] They are also fairly cunning, and will simply eat Pokeballs thrown at them. Stories also exist about large Whiscash swallowing small children and adults whole, so be very careful.
edited 8th Nov '10 8:10:03 PM by rmctagg09
Wiscash. Wishcash. Just notifying.
Indexed! But no Chars yet...
Is anybody going to do Psyduck or Eevee?
^ We had plans to make Eevee's article a collab job. I don't believe that anybody's called Psyduck though...
Well, guys, I think I've settled myself into the new routine well enough. I'll have a crack at doing that Moltres article I've been promising for so long this week; if all goes well, it should be up before Wednesday.
edited 2nd Oct '10 9:18:02 PM by SullenFrog
I was planning to do the Lickitung line next, as well as the Kricketot line.
Zubat line won't be seen for a while. Too busy with real life. By the way, I'm thinking happiness evolutions would be caused by special endorphines. What do you think.
edited 2nd Oct '10 9:20:23 PM by Marioguy128
Ya think we should just split off Society/Institutions/Technology (basically the non-Bio/Physical sciences) into its own thread? Or even its own project?
EDIT: Re: Team Rocket being a Black-Ops Force: I don't think their target was Hoenn. I'm thinking it was Isshu. Imperial Japan vs. Eagleland. Plus with Isshu and Oore being from two ends of the same nation, we can give a similar Black-Ops backstory for Team Cipher. Not as a Splinter of Rocket, but as its Opposing Number. Aqua and Magma are just Greenpeace gone Fundamentalist.
edited 3rd Oct '10 1:00:09 AM by DonaldthePotholer
^ I dunno, the purpose of the Pokédex Project is to help all people that may raise pokemon. Should that person be a proper trainer who travels a lot, info on cities and various criminal and legal organization would be very handy.
I was just thinking how odd it was that all the ancient(fossil) pokemon are part rock type. Could it be that the process of being fossilized and brought back to life has changed them to be part rock when they weren't before?
Sorry 'bout the double post, I just wanted to get that out there.
edited 3rd Oct '10 9:13:33 AM by Blissey1
^ I think we agreed to that yes.
Also, I think with all the crazy shit pokemon od, that there blood is FAR more nutricous that RL blood. Thsu allwing the supercut Zubats to feed off of them.
I always assumed that since their bodies are grown fossilized remains, the end up becoming partially rock based, a trait that carries over to the offspring of the cloned pokemon. The only wrinkle in that theory is the Cranidos line (the only pure rock fossil pokemon), but it could be assumed that they were originally Normal-type before extinction.
Maybe Rock-types are just more likely to leave usable fossils?
I was wondering, has anyone claimed Palkia yet? I was thinking I'd like to try doing that one. I also have a question about it and the other Pokemon related to it. I noticed in the Arceus entry, it mentioned there being more information in the Giratina article. However, I didn't see one in the list, is that one being planned?
I thought of a rather gross but effective way for Palkia to hunt already (assuming it needs to eat like any other creature)—it could hunt by creating small-scale spacial distortions to turn its prey inside out so it can easily eat the innards.
edited 3rd Oct '10 6:35:26 PM by Rainbow
I don't think, we should bother with eating habits for the more powerful legendaries for the reason given in the Arceus entry; they've hardly ever been seen period, let alone seen eating something.
Indeed; most of the legendaries which we've already covered have never been reliably observes whilst eating, in any case. Besides, as the embodiment of space Palkia would probably need something different from anything we would recognize as food, if indeed it even needs to "eat" at all.
That makes sense. I just thought of it because something I read (possibly on this wiki) mentioned something about Palkia turning enemies inside-out with Spacial Rend and that made me think of it hunting by turning prey inside-out to eat the innards. But it would make sense for it to have other means of sustaining its existence or else it just has never been seen eating so no one knows.
Edit: Now I'm not sure I want to do Palkia. I might try to do it, but if someone else would rather do its description I don't mind.
edited 5th Oct '10 5:18:26 PM by Rainbow
Exeggcute line will be up tomorrow.
As will Moltres.
As promised, gentlemen—my Moltres article! I shall finish up the Hazards section shortly, but for now it is otherwise complete. Let me know what you think!
Moltres is seen as both a benefactor and a destroyer. When it is in balance with its siblings, its warmth dispels rain and cold, and its cleansing flames revitalize the soil in portent of the onset of spring; but when the balance is disrupted, droughts and heat waves bake the earth in its wake, and wildfires erupt from its wings to burn the land to ash. Moltres is known to be incredibly hot-blooded and quick to anger, yet in spite of this fearsome temperament it often mediates disputes between its siblings, Articuno and Zapdos; because of this, Moltres is seen as a sign of peace, and homage is paid to the Avatar of Flame at the beginning of every Pokémon League Conferrence by runners carrying a torch—rumoured to have been ignited with one of Moltres’ own eternally-burning feathers as part of a pact with the creature—across the nation to light a pyre at the tournament’s location.
After the eruption of Cinnabar Volcano, Moltres departed from its roost and flew north to cooler climes; it could be seen in the vicinity of Johto’s famous peak, Mt. Silver, and has occasionally been observed on the wing in Sinnoh. It is believed to have been one of several Legendary Pokémon involved in the Cipher Incident in Orre several years ago; since then, it has kept to itself and has stopped appearing at the various Pokémon League Tournaments, to the worry and disappointment of Moltres watchers everywhere.
Moltres is among the most powerful Fire-type Pokémon, rivalling Entei and Groudon in terms of sheer destructive power. While it does not have the same range of pyrokinetic abilities as these two, the Avatar of Flame can spew a blazing stream of fire hot enough to reduce the landscape to molten slag, and it can expel scathing gouts of steam and rays of solar radiation from its beak. Moltres can flap its wings with enough force to generate blades of air or vortices of fire to slash and entrap a potential foe, and the heat it continuously generates is sufficient to dispel cloud cover and enhance the sun’s rays, increasing the potency of its own pyrokinetic attacks. Like Articuno and Zapdos, it displays some psionic ability, although it limits the use of its mental powers to increase its own agility and speed, relying on the toughness of its body and the all-consuming fury of its flames to attain victory over an enemy.
Additionally, Moltres 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.
043 Oddish Line
The Oddish family is an interesting species; they can make their own food through photosynthesis like a plant but moves around like an animal. Swinging between the boundaries of both kingdoms, scientists, upon researching these creatures, had to
Classify them in a completely different kingdom that classify Pokémon such as these. It has been heavily theorized that the flower and grass that grow on this genus's head aren’t part of the creature itself but a parasitic plant that establishes a symbiotic relationship with the creature, providing it with protection as long as the creature provides it with nutrients.
Oddish spend all daytime sunk underground, only exposing their leaves, absorbing nutrients from fertile soils. At night, Oddish moves to another patch of soil while
Exposing to the weakened sunlight reflected by the moon, which doesn’t harm its skin like daylight. Oddish's leaves are highly poisonous with the purpose of deterring predation. Oddish also have a special gland that allows it to shoot acid at its enemies.
Gloom develops a poisonous flower bud (so poisonous that it wilts the leaves it once had) that secretes a foul smelling gas when it’s scared in order to scare off predators. Gloom is also known to produce nice aromas sometimes, mainly when it's happy or during mating season.
This aromatic extracts are highly valued by perfume makers worldwide. Gloom is also noted for constantly oozing a honey like substance from its mouth which is used to trap small prey in (See Diet)
Gloom undergo a rapid mutation upon contact of two of the several highly radioactive elemental stones: The Leaf Stone and the Sun Stone. The process of this mutation are not yet fully understood, but it has been speculated that the stone's isotopes modify specific links of genetic material, causing the creature to metamorphose into something completely different.
Upon contact of the Leaf stone, Gloom will become a Vileplume. Vileplume's large flower, which double its body width, shade its body from harsh sunlight. Their large petals are now covered with poisonous pollen and can now move via a system of tendons and muscles
Located behind each petal. Vileplume flaps its petals to spread its poisonous pollen into a thick cloud around itself, which it uses to defend itself or to catch prey. The effects of this pollen are varied and produced by the pistil (see Hazards)
If in contact of the Sun Stone, Gloom will morph into Bellossom. Bellossom has lost most all of its poison and nocturnal habits, now preferring to wander around during daylight. Under its skirt of leaves, lie a set of stamens that produce somniferous pollen that is shaken as Bellossom dances. Bellossom powder has been used since old times as
A sleeping aid.
A wandering Vileplume, will consider creatures larger than itself a threat, and will surround itself in a cloud of poisonous pollen which effects vary to similar effects of Oddish poisoning, temporal paralysis, disorientation and in some rare cases, sleepiness. Don’t bother them and they won’t bother you.
A Vileplume sunk in the ground is a completely different story as this is their preying stance. As mentioned in the Diet section, Vileplume will eat anything that comes by its trap that includes YOU young trainer. If you detect a delightful, irresistible, wondrous, dreamy, ideal, amazing really sweet scent in the air that is unusual for the area, please don’t follow your nose, not even if
you really like it ( dont deny you don’t love it ), as it could be the last thing you´ll ever smell ( But it is totally worth it, right? ). And of course, you´ll be avoiding the smell of putrefaction anyways. Several stupid trainers and researchers die each year at the hand of Vileplume attacks and several other are driven mad by the aroma, AVOID ROOTED VILEPLUMES AT ALL COSTS!
(Professor’s note: If you are a researcher and are in need of studying Vileplume in the wild, always wear a gas mask with scent filtration while around it)
Bellossom are perhaps the most harmless of the Oddish morphs, the most it could do if threatened is to put you to sleep with its pollen. Please take note that this pollen is also released during mating season, so it is not advised to be around mating grounds if you need to stay alert.
Oddish is an easy Grass Pokémon Pokémon to train and amongst the preferred amongst beginner trainers. Oddish will only require water, dirt and indirect sunlight to feel nourished. Oddish don't take direct sunlight on their torsos very well, so if you are planning on taking out for a stroll, do so at night, dusk or at dawn.
Gloom are very affectionate to their trainers, but very nervous around strangers. Make your Gloom accustomed to people early on, preferably as an Oddish, to avoid its stink bomb of a reaction. Gloom will suffice with small bugs (which make them cool pest controllers) but might accidentally eat your smaller Pokémon if you aren’t watchful. Teach your Gloom what food is and what isn't, this is very important if you are planning on raising it into a Vileplume.
Before using the Leaf Stone or Sun Stone on Gloom, be advised that the following morphs are harder to take care off. Vileplume have voracious appetites, filling up with at least 1 time its weight, so be sure to barter your local butcher if you don’t want your wallet to suffer. Vileplume prefer its food raw. If properly raised while a Gloom, it won’t attack others for food. Be sure to make your Vileplume shake off its petals often, as over accumulation of pollen will drive it sick.
Bellossom, while less gluttonous, are amongst the most expensive Pokémon to maintain. Its leaves and petals should be groomed constantly and supplied with High-quality nectar and vitamin water for Pokémon sold by authorized locales. Bellossom enjoy strolling around in the sun; take it on a stroll often, as it will need lots of sun before a heated battle.
If you fancy Grass Pokémon for your team, the Oddish line is, while not the most powerful, very useful as support in teams that utilize on Sunny day.
While Oddish multiplies itself by using spores similar to those from ferns, its further morphs undergo a pollen based reproduction characteristic of flowering plants, the only difference being that they present sexual dimorphism, with males possessing only stamens and females possessing only pistils.
Male Gloom and Vileplume will produce pollen during spring, relying on the wind and passerby, Combee, Beedrill and Butterfree (the only Pokémon it doesn’t prey on aside from itself) to spread them over to females without any sort of ritual. Mating Bellossom will dance upon meeting while males release their pollen and females release "sleep powder" to keep predators at bay.
Throughout the course of late spring and summer, female Gloom and Vileplume will spit 5 little blue bulbs from their stigmas, which spread and bury around the area. These bulbs will grow into an Oddish when the next Spring Solstice arrives. Female Bellossom are much more fertile, releasing 10 bulbs in a manner similar to laying an egg. Bulbs laid by Bellossom seem to develop faster thanks to the tropical climate in which Bellossom are common.
While solitary at birth, Oddish will join up in groups of 3. Oddish trios use each other for protection against predators and to use teamwork to overcome obstacles. Upon morphing into Gloom, they will become solitary creatures. If two Gloom meet, they will be mutually spooked and will start spreading their bad odors everywhere much to the surrounding creatures ´dismay. Vileplume are also solitary, but won’t mind another Morph's presence, for this reason, Oddish and Gloom will often bud with Vileplume, which protects them from large predators.
Bellossom are more social and often found in groups of up to 10 members.
edited 9th Oct '10 2:01:12 PM by heartlessmushroom
aside from numerous grammatical mistakes and odd word choices, the only issue I have with the Oddish entry is Vileplumes method of feeding. I mean, look at Vileplumes mouth. How, exactly, does it manage to suck out it's preys innards while leaving nothing but skin and bones behind?
Crocomire? From the Metroid games?
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