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Tropius mainly live in the tropical region of Hoenn, though a very few of them can be found in the warmer climates of Sinnoh. As Tropius are rather rare due to the very specific number of qualities an environment must have in order for them to thrive, they are considered a Threatened Species by the Hoenn Pokemon Protection Agency™ , similar to the Lapras species native to the Orange Archipelago and Sevii Islands are considered Endangered by the Johto-Orange-Kanto-Sevii Unified Pokemon Protection Agency™. Despite this, they are still available for capture and are able to survive any climate changes faced by the use of the HM Fly.
Wild Tropius are often found where there is fertile soil, so they can be in areas where they can find fruit-bearing plants year-round. They can be seen either near inactive volcanoes or in bustling rainforests. They are very picky about heat, for as grass types if they are too hot they could easily burn themselves. Despite their typing, they are in need of heat, especially considering their cold-blooded nature. They are rarely found in an environment that is colder than 64 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius).
Most Tropius decide not to take the risk of living in or near a volcano, and instead situate themselves in the tropics, where the humidity is high and rainfalls are plentiful. Their herbivorous diet consists for lots of plants, such as those that grow on Large Trees or the tall grass found in Hoenn’s Route 119.
When found near the mountains, they always choose the warmest climate around said mountain, ranging from the south side of the mountain to the closest proximity towards the top of a volcano. Volcanoes are a favorite pick for Tropius in the mountains, since the soil is fertile and grows good plants, as well as providing heat and sunlight for photosynthesis.
The Tropius of Sinnoh mainly stay close to the Great Marsh, noted by most natives as the warmest and muddiest place in the entire region. The regular intervals of rain available in the Great Marsh plus the unnaturally humid climate makes it a good candidate for Tropius to gather, though the current number of Tropius in the area is unknown and they are rare to find.
edited 27th Dec '10 8:43:11 AM by CalamityJane
I'll probably take Diet. Are their fruits grown by their body, or are they symbiotic plants?
The tricky part about that "fertile soil" bit is that I can't figure out how a Tropius would take advantage of it. They don't seem like the type to put down roots.
Though, I guess they could just prefer regions with fertile soil because that ensures access to lush vegetation.
Does a typical Tropius have a bit of an organizational streak? To the point of being a Vigilante Taxonomist?
I Read That As J.O.K.S.
Besides that, this para:
...sounds like you accidentally your sentence.
Besides that, all nice and dandy IMHO. Liked the reference to the Tall Grass™.
EDIT: If someone wants to take social structure, I'd like to help them with that.
edited 25th Dec '10 11:17:14 AM by SilentReverence
Are we including the anime as a valid source for this?
AKA, should the Orange islands be allowed or not?
Also, remind me, are animals a separate existence from Pokemon?
(I seem to recall yes.)
Furthermore, are Pokemon in a preexisting kingdom or not?
edited 25th Dec '10 11:19:55 AM by lockonlockon
@Tangent: The fertile soil bit was just put there because I got a silly idea of Tropius dunking their heads into the soil and eating roots for Diet (just like the way Ostriches don't), but I'm not in charge of that so I didn't know where to put it.
@Reverence: I SHALL FIX. Also J.O.K.S. is so clever and accidental that it is now officially their name.
@Lockon: But the J.O.K.S. acronym would be destroyed!
edited 25th Dec '10 11:23:23 AM by CalamityJane
You can replace it with Orre which is about 1000 times cooler.
Also, I seem to recall Orre being based on Arizona, are we to assume it is on the same continent as Isshu/Unova?
I always assumed Orre was just the Poke-Analogue to China in terms of where it was located.
If Orre IS part of Unova, there's no way it can have anything to do with Kanto/Johto, seeing as Unova is based on New JersYork, which is on the other side of the United States and thus practically on the other side of the planet to Japan in Real Life.
In the absence of other information, we can assume Orre is linked to Unova, yeah. It has a western flavor, what with the wrecked train and everything. So probably not in a jurisdictional unit with Kanto/Johto/Orange-Sevii Islands.
We use whichever sources are most helpful/sane/interesting. So, the anime's fair game, as are the trading card game, manga, games, collectible figurines, etc.
The real animal thing... we're still not sure, so we're being vague for now.
Burrowing Tropius? Hmm...
edited 25th Dec '10 11:37:10 AM by Tangent128
Whoever decides to do Tropius' Behavior either has to take a few notes from Trope Tan or give it some Blue and Orange Morality in the shape of not being bad but not being good either.
Or they could just make it Always Chaotic Evil. Whichever works.
It looks more like the Gentle Giant sort, really. Especially with the blurbs saying that it lets children eat its fruits.
I'm not exactly sure about the fertile soil thing. Gameplaywise it can't learn Ingrain or Dig.
It's definitely a Gentle Giant.
Children of the southern tropics eat as snacks the fruit that grows in bunches around the neck of Tropius. This Pokémon flies by flapping the leaves on its back as if they were wings.
edited 25th Dec '10 11:55:07 AM by Marioguy128
I could always get rid of Fertile Soil Desu, though that did help to unify the two extremes of Rainforest and Volcano together (since volcanish ash = fertile soil the same way warm weather + lots of rain = fertile soil).
Maybe they just eat the dirt?
Come children, feats on my delicious neck-fruits yaaaaaaay.
Just 2 fast things about posts from 2 pages before: Wailmer and Wailord are in the same Egg groups, and Skorupi and Drapion's pincers are (just like in real scorpions) not arms, but mouthpieces (correct me if I skipped something and that was already addressed).
EDIT: And, about the Houndour line, well, Poochyena is a hyena, not a dog; hyenas are large predatory mongooses (mongeese?), closer to cats that to dogs (and the anathomy of Mighthyena really Shows Their Work, it is very brown hyena-like). Houndour is based on a doberman with hellhound traits, so it would be far closer to the also domestic-dog like that either to things like Vulpix; and Poochyena is out of the question. Going by basic Carnivora taxonomy, that's it, it irks me every time I see hyenas refered to as dogs, and this is another example of that (and, Poochyena and Mightyena are more of Com Mons that expies of Houndour and Houndoom)... Just my opinion though.
edited 25th Dec '10 1:45:37 PM by Eriorguez
I know for a fact that Wailmer is Water 1/Water 2 and that Wailord is Water 2/ Ground
edited 25th Dec '10 2:38:07 PM by Chronix
Too bad it is not:
And you can try that in-game by leaving Wailmer and Delcatty in the daycare.
You are mistaken, check again before stating things. ;)
But how can they call pikachu a mouse Pokemon if there is no such thing as a mouse?
For that matter, what about that pokedex entry mentioning an Indian elephant?
Is there any incentive to finish this before New Years? I don't mind waiting, and who knows? Maybe this article will end up being enough to challenge the Nido Article! Only time will tell. Though for now, I would like to tell you all this:
Hello, read the Magcargo entry.
Oh ARCEUS, we MUST campaign to make Tropius the official TV Tropes Mascot Steed! (mascot place taken by Tropey)
edited 25th Dec '10 3:24:11 PM by SilentReverence
I agree with Reverence! At the very least, we must give it some status with Trope Tan, perhaps on par with Tropey the Wonder Dog? A steed, perhaps?
And get our asses sued?
Sorry about that Eri, a troll must've gotten to the page, ill be sure to edit it back.
Hmm... I should set up tv.tropi.us to redirect to something. Just the tropes home page, a Pokémon page in particular, or something else? tropi.us has been left unpointed long enough, I need to do something with it already
So, Jane, was that your image, or did you just find it at a good time?
Getting a full Tropius first draft by New Year's would be nice. I'll try to do Diet by tomorrow afternoon. But for now, Doctor Who!
edited 25th Dec '10 5:55:46 PM by Tangent128
@Tangent: Yeah, I made the pic. Something to cheer myself up after nonstop downpour!
For that matter, what about that pokedex entry mentioning an Indian elephant?
I always assumed classical animals are known, maybe still around depending on relative prevalence in the food chain. Top-tier predators have likely died out due to competition (lion vs. lion that farts lightning, QED), but things like mice, bugs, and fish are probably thriving.
I suppose that makes sense.
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