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Just talked to Da Men (among them Fast Eddie), they said that once we are ready we could move The Pokedex Extended Fanon Edition to the Web Original namespace. Only that, the subpages won't need to be moved. That in accordance to the "rid of Troper Works, recategorize pages" strategy being established there.
Hey, who's working on the Eevee line?
No one. It is a general consensus that that entry will be built in a collaborative maner, as well as TVTropius. W should really put a label about that on the wiki page...
We should also make Tropius the official Pokemon of TV Tropes.
Nah, don't want to get into gen wars.
(Though I did recently register the tropi.us domain. )
No problem. I don't feel up to tackling something as well-loved as the Eeveelutions anyway; I was just surprised it hadn't been done yet. Maybe Drifloon...
But it's Tropius! Even Gen I purists must love the banana-bearded TV Tropes Pokemon! Also, is my berry article linked to on the first post? I should really check that myself, but I'll probably miss it somehow.
The only thing Tropius is good for is being an HM slave.
So? It has trope in its name! It's the obvious choice!
↑↑Well, at least it's not Bibarel. Meaning he can fly. And give you food in the meanwhile. It's like traveling by plane, but you land where you want and without being gangraped by the TSA.
We should totally start the movement. I don't guess a YKTTW would be appropriate but then where?
I've started to write an entry for Meowth and Persian in my head, but I'm hitting an obstacle here: how does Pay Day even work? It'd be pretty impractical for Meowth to carry its hoard around everywhere, especially since it doesn't have thumbs, but summoning coins out of nowhere doesn't make much sense either.
Yeah, we don't want Kanto's economy to be wrecked by the local housecats.
I suppose that Meowth could use their forehead coin in a manner similar to Mijimaru's shellblade.
... It's their... excretions? Or it's made from energy.
They could have the ability to shoot out objects that look like coins, or the forehead coin could get multiplied for use in attacking. Wouldn't that be similar to the metal-based powers that some of the Steel type Pokemon have? Or they really could have the ability to create coins, but the coins could be unmarked so you can't tell what they're worth and maybe coins created by Pokemon using Pay Day don't count as real currency?
About the Berries, I was thinking about things like the Wiki and Iapapa berries, the ones that cause confusion in Pokemon that hate their flavors. Maybe that works because the berry's flavor is so extreme that it overwhelms the senses of a Pokemon who hates that flavor.
edited 9th Nov '10 8:40:22 PM by Rainbow
I agree with Tangent, the "coin" on its head could just be a metallic "nail" (possibly indicating that Meowth had Steel-type ancestors?) that can be detached and weaponized.
This is pretty rough, but here's a start anyway.
Also, formatting hates me.
Last revision (Nov. 16th): Revamped Pay Day. Added behavior section. More re-wording.
edited 16th Nov '10 12:52:30 PM by InsanityPrelude
What's with the double forward-slashes?
That was me forgetting how forum formatting works.
↑Gone thru that sometimes, made me laugh.
For a quick change I'd get rid of the first-person in the TN but beyond that, the article is a pretty nifty starting point and about middle-point done.
And female Persian 'completely read like my cat. Oh god she's leering at me now...
My cats tend more towards the friendly side. (And massively derpy in Squeak's case.)
What sort of things should I add?
Note: Need a bit of help with this... Any suggestions?
The Houndour line is distantly related to the Vulpix and Growlithe lines, but more closely related to the Poochyena line. Like Vulpix and Growlithe, Houndour and its morphs internalize their fire and expel it through their mouths. Their fire is adapted for hunting and self-defense purposes; Houndoom strengthen their fire with a chemical that has been dubbed "Houdpalm," that is mainly derived from stomach acid, allowing the morphs to leave deeper burns than those of most other Fire Types, and often even cause major nerve damage. This has led to the urban legend that Houndoom flame burns forever.
Houndour also have a skull plate, which is shed in place of horns when it evolves. Houndoom has one more "shackle" per paw and one more "rib" than Houndour, as well as a skull "necklace".
Houndoom's "ribs" are special structures that house the Houndpalm. This substance is composed of stomach acid and other gastric byproducts. Their fur is resistant to it, in case a "rib" accidentally breaks, but if this substance were to come into contact with their internal organs (barring, of course, the stomach and esophagus), death would be slow and painful.
The other protuberances are believed to have had some advantage in the past, but are purely vestigial now, with the obvious exception of Houndour's skull plate, which protects the infant Pokemon until its skull hardens.
Houndour are usually found in areas of rough terrain, but many have made the transition to Grasslands, and even the occasional city.
In the wild, Houndour are mainly carnivorous, but supplement their diets with berries and grasses. Houndoom prefer spicy berries, which contain capscasin, which— among other unknown substances— will be incorporated into the Houndpalm. They will also chew rocks (and, once they become Houndoom, their discarded skull plate) to strengthen their outer "ribs."
The Houndour line does not begin to produce Houndpalm until sexual maturity. As such, Houndour caught in the wild are actually less dangerous than the average fire type, due to their usually compliant nature. They are recommended for intermediate trainers, but even a beginner trainer can make adequate use of one, provided that it has been spayed or neutered to prevent the production of Houndpalm. In fact, only spayed or neutered Houndour or Houndoom are allowed in official tournament play.
Houndoom caught in the wild tend to be more of a hassle. They have been reported to have challenged (and painfully defeated) their trainers for dominance or the chance to return to the wild. They react unfavorably to being neutered, and so are usually only used for breeding purposes.
Houndour and Houndoom share the intelligence of their cousins Vulpix and Growlithe. Houndoom hunt together in well-organized packs, using barks and other such sounds both to disorient their prey and locate each other. Older Houndour who are close to evolving join the Houndoom in the hunt.
Houndour that are caught by a trainer quickly come to note that said trainer is the leader, and establish a social hierarchy (usually with himself at a high position) within the party. They are loyal to their trainers to the brink of death, and highly protective of the other Pokemon in their party.
Houndour are sexually immature. When a female Houndoom comes in heat, she will send plumes of fire and Houndpalm into the sky, attracting males from all around, who will then pair off and hold fire-breathing "contests" of varying types. They attempt to overpower the other, breathe into the sky to see who can last the longest, or in some cases even hold contests of marksmanship. The winner earns the chance to mate. A Houndoom whose mate is pregnant is given leave from hunting duty until his pups are born. Mother Houndoom usually give birth to litters of five or six, and care for their brood for about six months, at which time, they will join in the hunting party.
edited 12th Nov '10 8:24:47 PM by SalFishFin
Aside from the complete lack of a hazards section, the main thing that stood out to me was the hellhounds' diet. In RL, canids aren't exactly obligate carnivores and regularly supplement their diet with plant matter. An example... Other than that, it looks like a decent start, it just needs a bit of polish and expansion.
Is anybody working on Swinub? I'd like to give that a shot.
^I was after I finish Registeel.
Also the Houndour article, aside from several spelling and grammar mistakes. One thing stands out, fire is not corrosive its simply a visible form of heat emitted when something reacts with Oxygen. If you mean the substance that is ignited to make the fire, which presumably is a napalm-like substance, then that makes more sense.
I think I will go more of a detachable-horn route for Pay Day, because now that I think about it, something that's naturally a quadruped probably wouldn't be able to throw things all that well. (then again anatomy and physiology isn't my strong point!)
I guess Persian and anything that can learn it by breeding/gen 1 TM 16 use it by Gameplay and Story Segregation.
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