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If you guys want it THAT BADLY I'll write it up, but I thought that explaining the way their families and social structures work would be just fine.
We're trying to make this as much like a professional research document as possible, no detail should be spared.
You make a good point. Edited.
Why thanks, a pleasure to make it longer (in a good way). I just have to talk some things up with Crow and I'll be able to post version 3 of the entry before next week hopefully. This will incorporate several corrections, among the most important:
And after that is done, I'll try to move correct the lack of social organization and childbearing in Lileep and Hoothoot respectively. But that'll be after X-mas.
edited 23rd Dec '10 11:57:49 AM by SilentReverence
Never. If you could write an article on Nidos bigger than this entire wiki, I'd say go for it. I only wish I could be that detailed.
That reminds me, when did I promise to get Registeel in? September?! Daaaaaaamn.
So you were in charge of 'Steel? Huh. Are you also in charge of Regigigas? I'm not trying to be pushy or anything, but the Regis are my favorite trio, so curiosity gets the better of me.
And as always, comments are welcome. I have had quite a good lot of corrections from Luigifan, and I took some society stuff from the Aron line, things that prompted me to include a credits section.
I don't have my logs nearby and I don't want to reread a good part of the thread but I'll venture end of September, if any. Reading the trio of Regi entries once completted will be most interesting.
edited 23rd Dec '10 12:26:05 PM by SilentReverence
I just read the Wailmer entry.
The part about consuming large amounts of Luvdisc made me laugh.
I just found a cool joke in there evolution.
Wailmer is Water 1/Water 2
Wailord is Water 2/Ground
So essentially going from a Fishman, to an aquatic mammal, the IRL evolution of whales. Cool huh?
Sorry, I should point out on this thread I changed my handle. I'm Crow, send all PM's to me.
In regard to overall breeding, we could just note that all known species have roughly similar (or at least improvisably compatible) equipment. Possible breeding combinations have been narrowed down to egg groups, with some overlap. Courtship and mating between genetically incompatible Pokémon is not unheard of, and indeed occurs rather frequently among trained teams; enough so that a career trainer is likely to see at least one such pairing happen.
The mating habits of Legendaries are unknown, and if they reproduce at all, they appear to be on a spectacularly slow cycle.
While it is known that certain genderless Pokémon must obviously reproduce somehow, the exact methods are unknown. Ditto have shown capable of producing eggs for genderless Pokémon, but the mating process is kind of an opaque goo-glomp and nobody's sure exactly what's happening on a genetic scale. The Ditto in such studies have not been particularly cooperative.
edited 23rd Dec '10 5:40:58 PM by Pykrete
If nobody else is doing it, I would love to start writing up one for Sableye. That little creepy ****er scares me.
And I'll still be editing Jynx line a bit more.
edited 23rd Dec '10 5:46:54 PM by Scardoll
I've been meaning to get back into this. Would anyone object if I said I intended to do an entry on Dialga?
I wouldn't. I don't think anyone has claimed it yet.
Okay, then; hopefully I'll have it up sometime before New Year's day.
Can I say that, if by New Year's Day that person that was supposed to have done Kyogre remains AWOL, I can have a stab at it? If not, I'll just hunt and peck at some of the other mons that haven't been called/created yet and do those.
I think I'm going to write up the Skorupi/Drapion article now.
I should likewise start writing my article on the Kricketot line.
I think all reservations should expire on New Years.
Skorupi produce a toxin in their bodies. This toxin is released through both the claws and the stinger. Because of the short length of their pedipalps, the stinger on the tail is more developed and stronger. Their mouths are underdeveloped, and can only be used for consuming prey that has been killed. Like all bugs, the Skorupi possesses no endoskeleton; a chitinous layer serves as an exoskeleton.
Drapions are not too different from Skorupi other than size. The pedipalps have developed, and replace the tail as the primary weapon. The mouth area is much more developed; Drapions can use their teeth as an attack, though not as effectively as the tail or claws. The head of a Drapion can rotate 180 degrees. Because the claws are located close to the head, it can also attack without turning around. The armor shell is also much thicker.
The Skorupi line prefers deserts first and foremost, but they can live in swamps. Skorupi hide under the sand or rocks while waiting for prey, avoiding the sun. In swamps, they partially bury themselves under mud instead. Drapions actively wander the deserts, and only seek shelter from the sun during the hottest part of the day. In swamps, they wander out in the more open areas.
Skorupi leap out at smaller prey from under their sand or rocks, usually attacking things such as Sandshrew, Trapinch, or Croagunk. They usually ignore larger opponents unless directly attacked. After stinging or clawing the prey, which either kills it or incapacitates it, the Skorupi drags it under some rocks to consume.
Drapions are much less discrete and discriminate in their dieting patterns. They will charge at anything that looks edible and either tear it to shreds or mash it with the blunt center of the tip of its tail. It then eats the prey in large chunks. They will attack almost anything in the desert for nourishment, including Cacturne and Flygon.
Both Pokemon are very dangerous to humans. While Skorupi usually ignore or even positively interact with humans, one must be careful not to step on buried Skorupi. Once agitated, it will sting near the ankles. While the poison is rarely fatal, it is debilitating and leaves the victim to the harsh conditions of the desert or other predators. Symptoms include dizziness, nausea, fainting, numbness or intense pain, or even temporary paralysis.
Drapions are a triple threat; they rend human flesh and bone easily with their claws, bite out a large chunk of flesh, or use their tail to sting or smash. Drapion poison is much stronger, and always fatal if not treated within at most 1.5 hours of injection. Whereas one must really try to get a Skorupi to attack, Drapions are known to charge at desert travelers and attack with no provocation. They are also too fast for the average human to outrun. If not armed with Pokemon capable of defeating the Drapion, the best solution is to not fight back, but to try and calm the Drapion. They are the largest threat to humans living in the desert, but they also show respect for those that calmly stand against them.
Skorupi usually do not breed in the wild, but their mating patterns are identical to Drapions. The male and female Drapions communicate using pheromones and vibrations at first. Once they have located each other, the male impregnates the female after leading it somewhere suitable. This is done via spermatophores. Once the larvae are born, they cling to the female's back for about a year, before becoming strong enough to venture on their own.
The Skorupi line is usually not social, prefering solidarity. It is not unheard of for Skorupi to form hunting packs with siblings or other local Skorupi. While the male and female usually separate after mating, there have been several cases where they stay together. Both members of the Skorupi line are capable of forming a bond with human trainers, much like most Pokemon. Domesticated Drapion are much less likely to attack people unprovokedly, but will defend their trainer fiercely.
edited 29th Dec '10 2:41:53 PM by Anomalocaris20
Hmm, so I take it that Skorupi/Drapion have a respiratory system that is significantly different from their real-life analogues? I can't imagine that being enveloped in mud would be very conducive to breathing with book lungs. Also, do female Drapion care for young Skorupi by any chance?◊
In other news, I'll probably upload that Team Aqua article that I called way back sometime in the next few weeks. Were we still running with TM & TA being offshoots of TR, or can I feel free to gloss over and/or ignore that?
Oh yeah, any blatant violations of common sense, grammar, and/or game mechanics in my past entries that I should be aware of?
edited 23rd Dec '10 9:13:37 PM by CaptainNapalm
I figure they aren't completely buried in the mud, but if it becomes a problem I'll change that so they're only partially buried. Also, I did, in fact, reference the back-carrying. Look at the section on reproduction.
edited 23rd Dec '10 9:18:25 PM by Anomalocaris20
>reads the section on diet and childbearing
I suddenly want a Drapion.
Sounds a nice work so far and I will be commenting on it later. I'm integrating the changes Luigifan has made to the Nidoran entry and waiting word from whoever Crow is now to release Nidoran Entry v3.
Can we keep discussing the starters sometime? I 'd like to check Turtwig-line migratory patterns...
I like how you think Drapion "mashes its prey with the blunt center of its stinger". It sounds appropriately painful for a dark type.
You might want to mention how the long segmented body works for Drapion.
edited 23rd Dec '10 9:32:12 PM by Scardoll
Well, I figured that there was a decently sized space between the two prongs on its stinger, and that stinger moves pretty quick, so why not?
I don't really see how segmentation would either help or hurt them, though.
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