So a few months ago, I posted the Kanto entries of my Pokedex series on /vp/. For those who weren't around then, it's a series of pokemon drabbles/ficlets of around 250-300 words, one for each pokemon, dealing with pokemon history, biology, folklore, or whatever else comes to mind.
Well, it took a while, I took a couple months off and was slow as hell, but I finally finished Johto. So I thought I'd share it with you guys; you liked it last time and /vp/ needs more interesting OC. There's some amazing potential in the pokemon world, after all.
Whole thing is at http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6161819/1/Pokedex if you're interested in reading Kanto, or just don't wanna wait for me to dump these.
And now it's Johto postan time!
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)17:51 No.8072896|
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When he received a prophecy that he would rule until pokemon led humans into battle, the tyrannical Shogun of Johto took it as divine sanction for his cruelty. Torture, massacre, and slavery became the order of the day, and even his advisors soon learned to fear for their lives, yet fear of his wrath kept the public in check. He was cruel even to pokemon, dismissing the thought of them leading an army as absurd. When he found a Chikorita absorbing sunlight at the palace grounds, he thought nothing of personally drop-kicking it away; all things considered, he was being lenient.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)17:52 No.8072902|
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The buds around Bayleef's neck contain a valuable spice which is said to increase one's energy and restore health, but increased aggression is a common side effect. Although the first Japanese voyages to the Orange Islands were sparked more by strange rumors than by any actual pokemon, the next voyages came for Bayleef spice, for it was beloved by all who imbibed it. In time, trade turned to empire, as it was easier to take over an island and force the natives to raise these pokemon for export than it was to obtain and pay for trade goods that they actually wanted.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)17:53 No.8072905|
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It has long been known that Meganium possess the ability to make many plants grow at twice their normal speed. This ability, as many farmers have bemoaned, does not work on grains, vegetables, and other plants domesticated for human consumption. Yet when they are planted in a recently clear-cut forest, or even an abandoned town, they become a powerful demonstration of the healing powers of the environment; no wonder that they have been worshiped for so long as gods of nature!
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)17:53 No.8072909|
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Although they appear harmless, the leading cause of forest fires in Johto was once not Typhlosion or Houndoom, but Cyndaquil. It is thought that, unlike their evolved forms, this is because Cyndaquil are unable to control the flames on their backs, although some have viewed it as a deliberate manner to burn out and cook food, albeit one which comes as a high price. This has made the survival of young Cyndaquil difficult, and not solely because of humans; most predatory pokemon (and some who are not) are prone to killing and eating wild Cyndaquil not for taste and nutrients, but to protect their habitat from deadly fires.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)17:54 No.8072914|
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It is a common saying that lava does not harden into rock, but into fur, and in this way a Quilava is born, for the way in which flames sprout from its back recalls a volcano erupting. The reality is somewhat less interesting; Quilava are an early branch of mammalian pokemon often seen as primitive and rely on these fires to regulate their internal body temperature. Their fur has sacrificed warmth for fire resistance, and was used in the old days to make clothing for firefighters, for it protects the wearer so well that they could walk through Cinnabar Volcano unfazed.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)17:55 No.8072920|
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One of the more interesting what-ifs of technological history is the failure of Johto to invent the Typhlosion car. Although electricity, despite its modern utility was not and perhaps could not be well-understood or controlled until the modern era, humans have long understood the power of fire, and indeed, plans for using fire pokemon to create motor vehicles have been imagined by a few ancient thinkers. But it is only in Orre, a land too remote from other civilizations to spread its inventions far and wide, that this idea has seen practical use.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)17:55 No.8072921|
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It is amazing that a creature which had survived unchanged for hundreds of millions of years could be nearly wiped out in the wild by man in the space of a few hundred. It is even more amazing that such a creature could be thoroughly domesticated, to the point where Totodile today are a friendly and docile pokemon which have changed so much from their wild forebears that they are properly considered a separate species – T. domesticatus. And yet through the power of artificial selection, Totodile are today among the most common pets in Johto.
Andrew (Lima) 0776 7189 3990 !LIMANkkUug 10/10/11(Mon)17:56 No.8072924|
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Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)17:56 No.8072925|
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Totodile and Feraligatr are not all that different in appearance, but Croconaw, with its egg torso and short, stubby limbs, seems like something else entirely. Pokemon professors have thought up new hypotheses to explain the mystery of Croconaw every decade, some comparing its body to the shells of other water-types, others to the cocoons of many bug and dragon-type pokemon; none, however, have survived peer review. And where logic and experiment has failed us, legend has once again stepped in.
Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)17:56 No.8072927|
Did the otehr thread was archiavd?
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)17:57 No.8072935|
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Feraligatr, as any zoologist knows, are not bipeds but quadrupeds. It is true that their back legs are thicker than their front legs, that their prior forms of Totodile and Croconaw are bipedal, and that some pet Feraligatr can be trained to stand up, walk around a few steps, and use their newfound height to bite at flying-type prey. But any observation of them on land would reveal the need for four legs to have any sort of real mobility; a bipedal Feraligatr would struggle to so much as support its own weight for a prolonged period of time.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)17:58 No.8072938|
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In Johto, it is traditional to trade away Sentret when receiving gifts. This is because of the fact that for all but a select few, pokemon can not be given away, only traded. Even if the ball is handed over, a trade must take place for the pokemon to acknowledge its new trainer. Sentret are used for this purpose because they are so common and easy to catch. (Trades, after all, need not be exchanges of equals.) Their habit of standing on their tails may help them against pokemon assailants, but against superior human eyesight they only stick out like targets, so one usually must only throw a pokeball to capture them.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)17:59 No.8072941|
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If Weedle are the assassins of the pokemon world, then Furret are the spies. They burrow silently through dirt and sand, or even stone and brick, leaving behind tunnels too narrow for other pokemon to pursue them, or even to notice. They escape easily, for they run through the underground as though it was a vast and endless plain. Although known as spies, they are common enough that the insufficiently cautious will take no note of their presence. And their senses are remarkably keen, allowing them to detect danger and likely even hear enough to report back everything needed, if only they could speak.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)17:59 No.8072946|
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The feathers which extend out from Hoothoot's eyes rotate around them completely in twenty-four hour cycles. At sunrise on the equinox (although varying times throughout the year) the tufts will cross their eyes, signaling to them that it is time to fall asleep. Some determined insomniacs attempt to stay up later, finishing what they are doing with a restricted field of vision; others go back to sleep when they awake to find the bottom of their eyes blocked by clock feathers.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:00 No.8072949|
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Some pokemon, such as Snorlax and Abra, sleep away most of their days. Others, such as Sharpedo, sleep rarely, although artificial sleep can be induced. And then there are Noctowl, which can fly over a field of Breloom and Parasect without so much as closing their eyes, and take them all down with air slashes for good measure.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:01 No.8072955|
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Although the five-spotted Ledyba is the most common type, the number of spots on wild Ledyba vary from one to six. This does not depend on the species of Ledyba, but varies like a Spinda's patterns, with different numbers found even in the same family. The spots on these pokemon are more familiar to most people as the arrangement of dots on a six-sided die, which is no accident, for Ledyba have historically been used in a variety of gambling games.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:01 No.8072959|
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There are no known grass-type pokemon which photosynthesize energy primarily from starlight, for starlight can not compare to the brightness of the sun. There is, however, one bug-type pokemon which does exactly that. Ledian are quite unusual in this respect; their larval form of Ledyba subsist on smaller bug pokemon such as Caterpie, and other bugs eat the leaves and nectar of grass-types, but Ledian, unable to process sunlight or eat food, rely on the strange wavelengths of distant stars.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:02 No.8072964|
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Observers of wild Spinarak had long known of the changing expressions on their back, which appeared to have no relation to food or comfort or anything else which produced emotions. This is in sharp contrast to their trained counterparts, whose back emotes like the faces of humans and indeed many pokemon. At the time, the observers had concluded that trained Spinarak learned to mimic humans, and considered them quick learners, yet a good deal of evidence suggested that the speed at which they learned was not merely fast, but instantaneous! Furthermore, web fibers were often found a long way away from any Spinarak, yet always seemed to lead to one – but what purpose could such an enormous web have?
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:03 No.8072970|
File1318284197.png-(38 KB, 190x171, 190px-168Ariados.png)
It is impossible to escape from a Chandelure until it is defeated, and most pokemon are too frightened to flee from a Crobat after meeting its gaze. And yet both of these pokemon pale in comparison to the terror of Ariados, for at least they can be seen and attacked after trapping their prey. Ariados, however, strike from out of nowhere.
Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)18:03 No.8072972|
Hah, long time no see, you used to be at the FFA threads right?
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:04 No.8072976|
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The discovery of Crobat a few years ago by researchers in Johto is most remarkable for the fact that it took so long for them to be discovered. Zubat and Golbat have long been known to trainers across the pokemon world, largely as cave pests, but often as comrades as beloved as any Bulbasaur or Pikachu. And yet, despite the requirement for evolution simply being to make them happy, none of them ever evolved.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:04 No.8072981|
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Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)18:05 No.8072984|
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Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:05 No.8072986|
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Many stories speak of the terrors of the sea, pokemon such as Poliwrath or Gyarados which few encounter and live to tell the tale. Far fewer, however, discuss the comrades of every sailor, the pokemon who are seen not just as food or danger, but as a blessing of good fortune for all those who encounter them. And yet when these tales are told, they are often read by the light of the very pokemon which counts itself as their subject, for every ship has its Lanturn.
Shitstorm !/SbSQ7TwzQ 10/10/11(Mon)18:05 No.8072988|
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Thank you for posting these again. Are you going to do Hoenn?
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:06 No.8072995|
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Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:07 No.8073002|
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Long ago, when Clefable were being driven off the moon and cramming into spaceships to take them to earth, one captain defied orders. Believing earthlings were too dangerous for Clefable to rebuild among them, he took his ship away from the Sun and the Earth, aiming for one of Jupiter's moons, but crashed in the asteroid belt and was never heard from again.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:08 No.8073006|
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The song of Jigglypuff is often sung to completion, although only insomniacs and other Jigglypuff have ever had the opportunity to listen all the way through. The song of Igglybuff, on the other hand, has never been recorded in its entirety, nor are there any alive today who can truthfully claim to have heard it.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:08 No.8073012|
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Back when Kabutops roamed the land and Omastar the seas, Togekiss and Aerodactyl are known to have filled the skies, like Pidgeotto and Fearow today. Sixty-five million years ago, a large meteor struck the planet, and no Togekiss would be seen again for millions of years. Today, they are still extraordinarily rare, having been well-adapted for a niche which no longer exists. And yet their eggs survived.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:09 No.8073016|
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Unlike Blissey, who are seen as a natural pokemon center and therefore beloved by all living things, Togetic are not associated by most Pokemon with happiness. For ancient pokemon like Kabuto and Omanyte, they were a source of fear, a predator who could command plant life and slice through their shells from afar with leaves, then feast on the remains. Most modern pokemon regard Togetic with mild indifference, finding them far too rare to be a source of any emotion save for curiosity. And then there is Man, who considers them a good luck charm across all cultures and has dubbed them the "Happiness Pokemon".
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:09 No.8073018|
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Although Natu are native to the Americas, small flocks have been found from Hoenn to Sinnoh, which are generally thought to have been imported to this region by the ancient city of Alph. And although the climate of the area is not substantially different from that of Violet City, Azalea Town, or many other regions in the area, the tall grass outside Alph's ruins is the only part of Johto where wild Natu can be found.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:10 No.8073024|
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Although the city of Alph has had its share of kings and emperors, it was long said that the power behind the throne was the royal line of Xatu Oracles. Xatu have long been said to be able to see the future, but this was a sad and lonesome fate, for they were unable to change it. In Alph, however, they were given enough Unown to spell out a full sentence, treated as full members of the royal court, and always consulted in times of great crisis. Such is the way that Alph grew into a great empire.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:11 No.8073029|
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Mareep store their electricity in their wool, and this has long made Mareep wool a prized possession, especially in colder areas such as Sinnoh. Not only can it be made into electric blankets, but Mareep wool also produces warm clothing, if ones which mildly shock the wearer when getting dressed through static electricity. Although with the growth of global trade, clothing made from Cottonee and Whimsicott has also become available, Mareep wool still dominates the fabric market outside of Unova.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:12 No.8073037|
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It is said that the sport of Flaaffyball is aptly named, for so much of how it is played is determined by the ball itself. The blue, rubber, electrically charged sphere grows naturally on the tail of every Flaaffy, and is much smaller than the Voltorb, Sandshrew, and other pokemon traditionally used in Goal Roll. (A related game, Mareepball, is not played professionally because of the ball's even smaller size.) Consequently, the ball is not headed or kicked, and the game is instead played with the hands. Furthermore, because it is uneconomical to raise a Flaaffy simply for its ball (the wool and hide being far more valuable) balls are often in short supply, so they are not replaced during a game. Visibility is actually a greater issue early in the game, as dirt and grass which accumulates over the course of the game prevent it from blending in with the sky when thrown.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:12 No.8073040|
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In the art and religion of Ancient Johto, the sun god was always depicted as an Ampharos which carried the sun at the end of its tail. It is not hard to see why. The light of an Ampharos' tail may not actually be bright enough to be seen from space (despite legends to the contrary) but it is no less dangerous to stare at than the sun. Back when rebel leaders were punished by blinding, it was Ampharos who did the job. Indeed, many Ampharos wear tail coverings when not in battle, to avoid injuring their trainers or spectators from prolonged exposure to their light.
Overlord Pivott !!8Im7atHIfc5 10/10/11(Mon)18:12 No.8073041|
Oooh my god.
Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)18:13 No.8073047|
guys, this is a non total horseshit thread on /vp/
Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)18:13 No.8073051|
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Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:16 No.8073076|
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(Thanks, everyone, and glad you're enjoying it!)
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:17 No.8073080|
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Marill, despite being a water-type pokemon, belong to the same evolutionary family as Plusle, Minun, Pachirisu, and Pikachu. They are recent arrivals to the world of pokemon, a creation of the Pleistocene contemporaneous with humans. Specimens of a pokemon blue in color and somewhere between it and Pikachu in shape have been found in glacial ice and dubbed "Pikablu" by the media, a name occasionally and erroneously applied even to true Marill.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:17 No.8073084|
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For most of Japanese history, the region now known as Kanto was referred to as Azuma, after its population of Azumarill. This name came about because Azumarill bubbles were one of the region's most valuable exports, and also because with the rare Electabuzz their only natural predator in the area, their population exploded until they became as common as Tentacool and Tentacruel are today.
Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)18:18 No.8073086|
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:20 No.8073095|
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(As for the lovecraftian dialga/palkia/giratina... I would love to do that, if I can even hope to ape his style. Probably won't remember when I get around to it, though.)
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:20 No.8073100|
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They have no crown on their head, just a curled hair; no claim to the throne, save for a rock which is called magical because pokemon flinch when it is thrown at them. And yet to their followers, Politoed might as well be sitting on the Chrysanthemum Throne and ruling a vast empire.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:21 No.8073107|
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Hoppip are typically seen as a pokemon which drift on the wind without a care in the world, allowing it to take them wherever it may. The truth is not so kind; Hoppip drift because they have no choice, being too light to resist or even to steer themselves, and far too often meet with an early grave when blown out to sea. And although Hoppip may lack the roots of other grass pokemon, they form families and befriend one another and develop metaphorical attachments all the same, only to lose everything to a strong breeze or gale.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:22 No.8073110|
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It is said that Skiploom were given their names because no matter where they go, they will soon skip town for the next one looming over the horizon. This is more poetry than etymology: many words are derived from pokemon names, but "skip" and "loom" (at least in this sense) are not among them. What this phrase communicates is a different truth, for Skiploom are known for their wanderlust.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:23 No.8073122|
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Jumpluff have long been referred to as the 89th constellation, or the sixth visible planet, for against the canvas of the night, a Jumpluff riding high on the wind can be easily mistaken for three stars drifting across the sky. The comparison is an apt one. True, Jumpluff do not move with the rotation of the Earth, but nor are they blown aimlessly like Hoppip; they migrate, spreading their spores far and wide until, like the sailors of the Age of Discovery, they use the seasonal winds to bring them home.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:24 No.8073128|
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It is said that whenever we play catch, we are playing a game older than humanity, a game which dates to when our ancestors lived in trees. Others disagree, citing the many fundamental differences between Aipom catch and our own game. For instance, Aipom catch is typically played not with the hands, but with the tail; the hands being used more often to hold onto branches although occasionally lifted to catch a low throw. Aipom catch resembles dodgeball as much as catch, as the items thrown are not Flaaffyballs, but iron balls, king's rocks, and other heavy objects which can send an Aipom plunging to the ground.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:24 No.8073132|
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It is said that long ago, back when Arceus (or in some versions Mew) was creating the pokemon, the first Sunkern, then among the greatest of the grass pokemon, petitioned Arceus to make his type stronger, for grass pokemon went hungry, being preyed upon often and having only rocks and soil to eat. Arceus disagreed, saying that he had balanced every type except for poison (which was to make up for in guile and subterfuge what they lacked in raw power) in his divine wisdom, and that grass had more advantages than weaknesses.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:25 No.8073134|
File1318285519.png-(209 KB, 546x600, 546px-192Sunflora.png)
The round, yellow, and oversized head of a Sunflora has drawn many comparisons to the sun itself, especially because it is surrounded in golden petals which many have argued resemble the sun's rays. This resemblance exists not by some accidental convergence, nor because it presents a larger face to the sun, but because a Sunflora's head is little more than a case in which to contain a sun stone.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:25 No.8073137|
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It is a good thing that Yanma rarely live near humans, for their loud, high-pitched buzz makes them among the most troublesome of pokemon. Designed to disrupt the echolocation systems of the Zubat which Yanma prey upon in the wild, when a swarm passes a human settlement the buzz will breaks windows and shatter eardrums until driven away by an outraged, terrified, and often deaf crowd. A single Yanma is an annoying pest, or at times a beloved companion, but a swarm is a natural disaster. Apart from the military, which uses it to disrupt enemy radar, large concentrations of Yanma are unknown among humans, and strict regulations hamper effective breeding of and research into this fast and colorful pokemon. Indeed, even training a single Yanma is taboo where it is not outright illegal.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:26 No.8073141|
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It is said that if one looks at a Wooper for long enough, that person will soon be infused with renewed purpose and a strong will to live. This is as much illustration as exaggeration, for there is something about a frolicking group of Wooper which brings people to contentment and inner peace.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:27 No.8073146|
File1318285642.png-(27 KB, 145x172, 145px-195Quagsire.png)
It is said that while Bagon wish for wings, Wooper wish for arms, and through evolution both of these dreams have come true. A Quagsire's arms are not the most useful appendages - they are short, lack thumbs, and are as much flippers for swimming as tools for manipulating objects – but for Wooper used to using only their tail, they are more than enough.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:28 No.8073152|
File1318285680.png-(26 KB, 180x172, 180px-196Espeon.png)
The changing weather patterns are subject not only to many meteorological phenomena, but also the actions of countless pokemon from Hippopotas to the legendary Kyogre. More confusing still, the future as a whole is subject to billions of individuals who can alter it in countless tiny ways. And although some say gods and legends can foretell the future as easily as the past, it seems impossible that a mere evolution of Eevee could be capable of such perception.
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Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:28 No.8073157|
File1318285718.png-(24 KB, 145x174, 145px-197Umbreon.png)
Travelers are often warned against going off alone on dark nights or staying in black rooms, lest the eerie glow of an Umbreon's eight rings be the last thing they ever see, despite the fact that Umbreon are not adept assassins. Although they can sneak around extraordinarily well, they lack a Scyther's claws or even a Weedle's sting; it will typically take several blows for an Umbreon to fell its opponent, unless the target is a human whose pokeballs are dislodged with a single swipe of the paw.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:29 No.8073160|
File1318285750.png-(25 KB, 155x173, 155px-198Murkrow.png)
Although a variety of pokemon have been depicted in heraldry, none are quite so prolific as Murkrow. This is not the most obvious choice, for they are a cowardly race of birds which gathers in flocks to peck people and pokemon repeatedly and feast upon their eyes – quite far from a symbol of majesty or power! What Murkrow did represent was the ability of nations to rise to power through cloak-and-dagger schemes.
Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)18:29 No.8073167|
THESE ARE SO FUCKING AMAZING
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:30 No.8073168|
File1318285802.png-(97 KB, 221x371, 199Slowking.png)
The hard thing about battling a Slowking in the old days was not their own power – for they were never anything impressive – but the fact that pokemon must battle them without being able to count on their trainer. The psychic waves emitted by a Slowking disrupt the communication between pokemon and trainer, filling the pokemon's head with such confusion that they only hear half their trainer's commands. In some battles, this is no issue at all. With a few exceptions, pokemon are not stupid, and they know when to use super-effective or simply powerful techniques; it is with good reason that those who command pokemon are called trainers and not tacticians. They are not an invincible pokemon.
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Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:30 No.8073170|
File1318285840.png-(63 KB, 242x222, 200Misdreavus.png)
When a necklace is stained with blood during a spurned lover's suicide or a murder, a Misdreavus is born. The only corporeal component of these ghost-type pokemon is a blood-red necklace at its center, and while sleeping or hiding they sink back into the necklace as though it were a pokeball. Initially, a Misdreavus haunt, play vicious pranks on, or even kill the person who either killed them or who they blame for their death, but such a revenge does not allow their spirit to move on.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:31 No.8073172|
File1318285881.png-(24 KB, 150x170, 150px-201Unown.png)
An Unown's Hidden Power, despite the mystique of millennia and many a theory, is nothing more than language. Alone an Unown is futile, a stray letter drifting in the breeze, but it is able to join with other pokemon in a myriad of different ways, giving each a different power. They are most powerful combined with other Unown: a team of one Unown I, one K, and two L's can produce an attack which slays most foes in a single hit. In large circles the size of an alphabet or two, they form word after word, shifting with a fascinating array of tactics requiring the creativity of a Scrabble champion to use effectively. And most importantly, they can communicate over distances not through saying their name or charades, but as easily as humans use neon billboards and the spoken word.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:32 No.8073183|
File1318285935.png-(25 KB, 110x170, 110px-202Wobbuffet.png)
t is typically believed that Wobbuffet live in caves to hide their tails, a source of embarrassment, from other pokemon and trainers. In reality, the reverse is true: Wobbuffet live in caves in the faint hope of hiding other pokemon from their tails.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:32 No.8073186|
File1318285979.png-(22 KB, 105x168, 105px-203Girafarig.png)
In many religions and philosophical schools of the pokemon world, Girafarig are seen as a symbol of harmony, and it is not hard to see why. In many ways, they seem like two completely different pokemon fused together, unlike most pokemon with multiple heads which at least look like they belong on similar bodies. The front head of a Girafarig is a normal-type head, yellow, herbivorous, and says Giraf. The back head is a psychic-type head, brown, insectivorous, and says Farig. Even their shape is different; it is not so much that the heads are opposites as much as they seem to simply be grafted onto one another.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:33 No.8073192|
File1318286022.png-(34 KB, 145x169, 145px-204Pineco.png)
Although a Pineco's life is long by the standards of bug pokemon, like human life it is finite. Pineco live most of their lives hanging on or bouncing across trees, growing larger, until they can no longer hold on, drop to the ground, and explode to their deaths. Pineco are remarkable, however, in that they can escape death through evolution, for the mechanized body of a Forretress does not age and can survive many blows, even its own explosion, and can only be slain through fire.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:34 No.8073197|
File1318286054.png-(47 KB, 215x169, 215px-205Forretress.png)
Deep in the Ilex Forest sit four long walls of Forretress arranged as an open box, stacked upon each other like a reef of Corsola. Although they are calm enough that tourists can walk straight up to these walls, they remain fierce guardians who relentlessly protect the integrity of their wall and whatever lies within. Those who tried Electrode found another wall behind the first one, those who tried fire found each Forretress equipped with Occa berries; all of them ran for their lives.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:35 No.8073206|
File1318286104.png-(28 KB, 150x171, 150px-206Dunsparce.png)
The small white wings of a Dunsparce, which let it float a couple feet off the ground with great effort, were once thought to be vestigial. The fossil record has proven this not to be the case; their ancestors were in fact wingless creatures bearing a modest resemblance to Ekans and Arbok. Instead, it is a matter of nutrition. The production of Dunsparce wings requires a protein found only in small quantities in modern pokemon, all of them quite large and rare. In prehistory, Dunsparce hunted these creatures with a paralyzing glare, then feasted on a limb before they recovered, alive but crippled, but the surviving Johto megafauna are either too fast or have too tough skin for Dunsparce to hunt them successfully.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:35 No.8073210|
File1318286146.png-(38 KB, 170x171, 170px-207Gligar.png)
When rain pours from the clouds and lightning fills the sky, most flying-type pokemon search desperately for cover, hiding from the vast packs of electric types it brings as much as from the actual storm. And then there is Gligar, who do not hide, but swarm. Many have speculated as to why they are immune to electricity; some have suggested that they are not flying-types at all, because they merely glide through the air. Yet their gliding is more flight than levitation, and their reaction to other types leaves no doubt. They are both flying and ground, a fact which made the phrase "Gligar's type" a synonym for a paradox.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:36 No.8073213|
File1318286190.png-(34 KB, 200x172, 200px-208Steelix.png)
If the domestication of Oddish and Miltank created civilization, the domestication of Steelix created empires. Wars in the Bronze Age, before pokeballs and most domestic pokemon, were fought with weapons: spears, shields, javelins, and chariots pulled by Ponyta. For a time crawling behind trained Onix was a common tactic to avoid ranged attacks, similar to more recent modes of trench warfare. Onix, however, could not move easily in the grasslands and flood plains where many wars were fought, and their thin joints rendered them vulnerable targets, so their effectiveness was limited; they could not protect many men, and the valuable Onix were themselves often slain.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:37 No.8073218|
File1318286222.png-(32 KB, 150x183, 150px-209Snubbull.png)
Although the art of Growlithe breeding is an ancient one, few breeds survive to the present day, and fewer still have diverged so much from their ancestors that they speak a name other than Growlithe. Among these are Snubbull (and its evolution of Granbull), a breed developed by desert tribesmen to get around religious prohibitions regarding the training of Growlithe, prohibitions which likely had their origin as much in the increased dangers of heat stroke involved in training Growlithe or other fire-types in that climate as from any divine order.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:37 No.8073223|
File1318286271.png-(30 KB, 140x182, 140px-210Granbull.png)
Before the invention of the pokeball, there were many different tools used for controlling domestic pokemon, none more ubiquitous than the collar and manacles. Initially used on ferocious, untamed pokemon such as the Granbull of that age, their ease of use and effectiveness saw them extended bit by bit to nearly all pokemon they could be fit around, and eventually even to human slaves. Their impact on the psyche was much like that of a pokeball, but where a pokeball produces loyalty, the collars produced only docility and a broken spirit. It was this age from which Team Plasma took their inspiration; had they been founded in those ancient and brutal days, they might actually have had a point.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:38 No.8073231|
File1318286303.png-(28 KB, 165x168, 165px-211Qwilfish.png)
In the ocean which serves as the habitat for most Qwilfish, they are an enormously fragile pokemon. Their dense hide requires them to contain an enormous amount of air inside their body just to float, and a single puncture wound beneath the surface can send them tumbling to the bottom of the sea as water replaces air, where they are crushed to death by the water pressure. In addition to poisoning their prey, Qwilfish also use their spikes to pop one another to reduce competition for food: it is a common sight in deep waters to see two of them bobbing up and down while ramming another in the hopes of deflating the other before being popped themselves.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:38 No.8073234|
File1318286334.png-(212 KB, 483x599, 483px-212Scizor.png)
At the north end of the Safari Zone is a long, winding path marked on maps as the Road of a Hundred Scizor, which terminates in the hideout of the ninjas who rule Fuchsia City, a secret capitol where issues of war and governance and nefarious deeds are determined. The road is aptly named, for any who travel on it are chased away by what seem like a hundred Scizor, although to be fair most are too busy running away to count them. At times, they have chased away whole armies, and even great heroes fear and avoid this road, for a Scizor's claws are sharp enough to cut the threads of fate.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:39 No.8073238|
File1318286372.png-(29 KB, 190x170, 190px-213Shuckle.png)
In the early days of Pokemon contests, before there were Poffins and Pokeblocks, berries were turned into appeal-enhancing items through the use of live Shuckle. Shuckle are a pokemon which naturally cause berries to turn into a juice which has its own beneficial effects when prepared properly. In pokemon and humans alike, it restores health and cures illness, and further fermentation allows it to be turned into a hard cider which has replaced beer and wine on Cinnabar Island.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:40 No.8073240|
File1318286409.png-(51 KB, 246x251, 214Heracross.png)
In war, a Heracross horn can serve as a catapult or a battering ram; indeed, both weapons were invented to free up powerful Heracross for hand-to-hand combat. In the popular sport of Goal Roll, it has made them great scorers, a fact true of many other sports throughout the ages. And in pokemon battles, it allows them to use Megahorn, an astonishingly powerful bug attack which knocks out countless pokemon in a single strike, especially psychics, grass types, and the forces of darkness.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:40 No.8073248|
File1318286442.png-(29 KB, 170x172, 170px-215Sneasel.png)
It is said that whenever you see a Sneasel, black ice is not far behind. This is not entirely true – black ice forms naturally on pavement – but Sneasel and Weavile, being both dark and ice types, can spray it as well, and Sneasel in particular are quite fond of doing so. Although this technique probably originated as a way for packs of Sneasel to hunt large pokemon such as Stantler and Meganium, in this era it is done more often as a prank against humans, its only purpose a Sneasel's own amusement.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:41 No.8073254|
File1318286491.png-(41 KB, 150x226, 150px-216Teddiursa.png)
Although Beedrill and Vespiquen honey is harmless, one must be careful when eating honey, for the honey concocted by Teddiursa contains a powerful spell. In small quantities, it only means extra body hair and a somewhat plush-like appearance, but if too much is eaten, one must be careful not to go outside on the night of the crescent moon, lest they turn into a Teddiursa.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:42 No.8073261|
File1318286528.png-(29 KB, 120x175, 120px-217Ursaring.png)
It is said that when an Ursaring hibernates for the winter, they can do so in broad daylight, for no pokemon or trainer will dare disturb them. If they do, the Ursaring typically recieves a nice meal and goes back to sleep. It is notable that this story refers to sleeping Ursaring; awake, they are even scarier.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:42 No.8073265|
File1318286569.png-(30 KB, 145x172, 145px-218Slugma.png)
It is often imagined that if Slugma sleep somewhere away from the hot magma vents or the Earth's mantle, both of which many call home, they will harden into a petrified Slugma-shaped statue. This is not exactly the case; a Slugma will harden into rock, but will evolve in doing so, becoming a Magcargo. And yet Slugma resist this evolution with almost as much raw determination as most pokemon resist death – a likely source for this common misconception.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:43 No.8073269|
File1318286600.png-(36 KB, 145x171, 145px-219Magcargo.png)
Wherever a Magcargo slithers, its trail of flames is not far behind. insanely hot body temperatures heat the ground up like a volcanic eruption, and their slow, legless method of locomotion leaves their own lava there long enough to sink into the ground, burning through the Earth's crust and creating a river of lava prone to bursting into flames.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:43 No.8073277|
File1318286632.png-(23 KB, 170x108, 170px-220Swinub.png)
A Swinub's method of locomotion bears little in common with that of its evolutions, or indeed to any other pokemon known to science. Swinub have short legs, and can move slowly with them when stranded, but like a Persian's claws they are retractable and more often than not retracted. In the wild, Swinub move like trainers through the puzzles of Johto's Ice Path, sliding across ice from boulder to boulder.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:44 No.8073281|
File1318286680.png-(31 KB, 150x166, 150px-221Piloswine.png)
It is the deserts of the arctic, a land too cold for any rain to fall except during the rarest intervals, which most wild Piloswine call home. Their fur, probably the warmest and thickest in the entire pokemon world, protects them from temperatures cold enough to make other ice types shiver and flee for warmth; in temperate climates, special care must be used to prevent them from overheating. (A fact which has proven dangerous at times, as many people hunt Piloswine for their fur to get through cold, northern winters. This, however, is of little concern for most Piloswine, who live further north than any significant human settlements.) The hump on their back resembles the twin humps of a Camerupt, despite the lack of volcanoes, it contains Piloswine's food and water supply, along with ice for many of its attacks.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:45 No.8073286|
File1318286713.png-(208 KB, 638x600, 638px-222Corsola.png)
Although wild Corsola have not yet been spotted in western Sinnoh's many poorly-mapped swamps and lakes, many have speculated that the difference in color between the two types of Shellos and Gastrodon is due to the presence of Corsola in the western group's diet. Crushed Corsola provide a pink dye which looks remarkably like a Gastrodon's color, but this does not explain the brown shell, a weakness in the theory which many consider fatal.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:45 No.8073289|
File1318286752.png-(26 KB, 140x171, 140px-223Remoraid.png)
It is common on hot summer days to see children running around, spraying one another or wild Pidgey with jets of water from the mouths of toy Remoraid in the manner of a BubbleBeam attack, or a Hydro Pump on some of the newer versions. It is with good reason that, out of the countless pokemon which shoot water these toys are shaped like Remoraid, for wild Remoraid attached to Mantine act in a strikingly similar way.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:46 No.8073290|
File1318286784.png-(29 KB, 180x153, 180px-224Octillery.png)
In retrospect, there were many telltale signs that Octillery were smarter than we realized. They learn psychic attacks and pick up rocks – tools, weapons - in order to hunt their prey, even in the so-called wild. With a human trainer, they are remarkably adaptable, and can learn even fire attacks with remarkable ease. The oddest thing about Professor Elm's recent discovery was not that the Octillery ink marks so often found in underwater caves were a form of writing, it was that it took so long for any of us (save a few presumed crackpots) to notice.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:46 No.8073294|
File1318286816.png-(30 KB, 130x172, 130px-225Delibird.png)
One of the oddest traditions of Mahogany Town, or indeed all of Johto, is the festival known as the Day of the Delibird. Held in the darkest days of winter, the day contains all the usual celebrations of a favorite pokemon, such as a parade of Delibird floats and a one-pokemon battle tournament to determine the town's Delibird king or queen. And then there is the gift-giving.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:47 No.8073298|
File1318286851.png-(22 KB, 200x108, 200px-226Mantine.png)
In ancient times, a story was told about how the strange, black, target-shaped markings on a Mantine's back and wings were really eyes – and not just any eyes, but the eyes of Zubat, whose ancestor gave Mantine his eyes so that they might still watch the great blue sky, not the dank walls of caves. The fact that Mantine have four of these "eyes", while Golbat have two was little concern to the ancients, for it explained two great mysteries at once.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:48 No.8073304|
File1318286883.png-(32 KB, 200x141, 200px-227Skarmory.png)
The annually molted blade feathers of a Skarmory's wings have often been described as natural swords, for when placed in a soldier's hands and given a hilt, they work as well as the artificial kind. Because of this, Skarmory feathers were prized as a source of weaponry in many lands without access to significant metal reserves, from the dawn of the Iron Age until the era when gunpowder finally replaced swords in warfare.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:48 No.8073309|
File1318286914.png-(28 KB, 140x173, 140px-228Houndour.png)
It is often said that, while Growlithe are the pets of Arceus, Houndour are the pets of Darkrai or Giratina – an explanation which was once taken literally. Others had theorized that the differences between Houndour and Growlithe come from them being different species before domestication, albeit related ones. Recent DNA sequencing, however, has demonstrated conclusively that Houndour were the result of crossbreeding between female Growlithe and a variety of dark-type pokemon over a period of many generations – and moreover, their molecular clocks demonstrated that this crossbreeding took place after domestication.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:49 No.8073314|
File1318286959.png-(28 KB, 160x169, 160px-229Houndoom.png)
Houndoom have long been associated with the dead, perhaps because they are notorious scavengers, perhaps because of the many protruding decorative bones along their bodies. In some traditions, they bring the dead to the afterlife, while others see them as demons who will bring about a premature end.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:50 No.8073321|
File1318287031.png-(27 KB, 155x172, 155px-230Kingdra.png)
The recent tragedy across Hoenn's coast should remind us how fortunate we are that most Kingdra sleep in the deep trenches of the ocean, where the strange storms which come about whenever they wake up are merely weather hazards for ships and water pokemon. When one drifts towards the coast when it ends its long slumber, it is certainly destructive, but nowhere near the total devastation that occurred when Team Aqua became involved.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:51 No.8073331|
File1318287087.png-(33 KB, 180x172, 180px-231Phanpy.png)
A Phanpy's enormous ears are natural fans which are used to not only cool wild Phanpy, but their entire herds, Donphan and Phanpy alike. Indeed, Donphan, with their thick armor and heavy, narrow ears, must reproduce or form groups with other Donphan's Phanpy in order to regulate their own body temperature. Humans have also caught on to the value of Phanpy, and in warm climates they are often preferred for cooling to even ice and water-type pokemon.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:52 No.8073337|
File1318287122.png-(30 KB, 200x115, 200px-232Donphan.png)
It is a common saying of the history teachers of Johto that Donphan are the reason why castles are built on hilltops. This is an exaggeration, for height confers enough advantages that castles are built on high ground even in lands far away from any Donphan. However, castles on flat plains are often toppled by these pokemon and there are few more terrifying sights in warfare than an avalanche of Donphan rolling downhill.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:52 No.8073341|
File1318287157.png-(30 KB, 175x171, 175px-233Porygon2.png)
The idea that Porygon2 are some sort of poorly designed flightless spaceship is too absurd to be believed, yet it has spread far and wide. Although it is true that they need not breathe air and could theoretically survive in the vacuum of space, Porygon2 lack many things necessary to be effective space probes. Flight, however, is not one of them; they must merely use their strange Conversion technique against the right pokemon in order to take to the skies.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:53 No.8073345|
File1318287191.png-(25 KB, 130x170, 130px-234Stantler.png)
The fabled black balls on a Stantler's antlers do far more than create illusions; they are said to have the strange and awesome power to warp reality itself. Whether this is indeed the case or whether they act by altering memories is a debate which has intrigued many philosophers throughout the ages, and leaves too much room for argument to ever be resolved. What is undisputed is that once they are caught in a Stantler's illusion, people will wake up to a reality which has been changed from the one they left.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:54 No.8073353|
File1318287255.png-(32 KB, 150x175, 150px-235Smeargle.png)
It is quite common for pokemon such as Ditto, Parasect or Cradily, who develop amazing skill in performing a rare or unique attack, to regard Smeargle with jealousy or even hatred. It is not difficult to see why, for not only can Smeargle learn an in instant these attacks which take pokemon years to master, but they can combine them in nearly infinite ways of which other pokemon can only dream. This versatility has made Smeargle a popular pokemon among trainers and brought them to the highest heights of the Pokemon League.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:56 No.8073365|
File1318287368.png-(32 KB, 170x170, 170px-236Tyrogue.png)
The punch of a Tyrogue is nearly as strong as a Hitmonchan's, and even more remarkable is how effortlessly they appear to do it. Tyrogue do not sweat, pant, or breathe heavily, and to the untrained observer their fighting is as much a painful mockery of their opponents as a serious attempt to win. In reality, Tyrogue push themselves to their limits, and are equally known for falling asleep in the middle of combat. Sleep, however, only slows them down, as their feet dodge attacks with footwork rivaling a Hitmonlee's.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:56 No.8073371|
File1318287410.png-(37 KB, 175x170, 175px-237Hitmontop.png)
Although Hitmontop can stand on and even walk with their legs, it is as painful and disorienting as a human standing on their head. Yet standing on their head for a Hitmontop is not much better; they can only balance on their head while standing still for about a minute, and must rely on the centrifugal force generated by their spinning kicks to stay upright. Because of this, most Hitmontop continue spinning until they fall over, and it is this trait which has led small spinning toys to be called "tops".
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:57 No.8073374|
File1318287459.png-(26 KB, 105x171, 105px-238Smoochum.png)
Under no circumstances should anyone ever allow a Smoochum to kiss them, for its kiss is far more dangerous than even that of a fully-grown Jynx. Jynx only steal luck – certainly an important thing, but even the cursed can manage to trudge stubbornly onwards. And Smoochum, despite their youth, steal far more.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:58 No.8073378|
File1318287497.png-(27 KB, 200x134, 200px-239Elekid.png)
Much like old, worn-out electronics, the activity of an Elekid is sharply limited by its abysmal battery life. An Elekid which does not charge can last only two hours at full power, so wild Elekid are extremely hard to find. They spend their days sleeping until a thunderstorm comes, are awakened by lightning, and frolic, eat, and chase more lightning bolts until they fall back asleep.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:59 No.8073381|
File1318287549.png-(25 KB, 120x169, 120px-240Magby.png)
As recently as when Red defeated Team Rocket, it was believed that Magmar could not breed. Theories abounded as to why this was the case: perhaps their reproductive organs had been scorched away when they were reborn in the fire of volcanoes, perhaps their flame body which incubates the eggs of other pokemon so well was causing their own eggs to hatch prematurely. But the utter absence of any infant Magmar in the wild, and their refusal to breed in captivity, understandably led people to believe they were as sterile as Voltorb.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)18:59 No.8073388|
File1318287596.png-(30 KB, 145x171, 145px-241Miltank.png)
Not only is Moomoo Milk nutritious, but it also possesses the unusual ability to heal the injuries of pokemon and people alike. Today, it is thought to have developed as a way to encourage other pokemon (and later, people) to protect them, for Miltank are not especially strong fighters. Yet their hide is too tough for most predators to bite through, and the stories of old offer a different explanation...
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)19:00 No.8073396|
File1318287644.png-(35 KB, 160x169, 160px-242Blissey.png)
Blissey have often been imagined as angels of good fortune, as a sort of pokemon who strive not to achieve dominance in battle, but to heal and protect and bring happiness to their fellow pokemon and people alike. It is not hard to see why such an idea developed; Blissey seem to be as weak attackers as Shuckle (although their short, stubby arms can hurl their opponents to amazing heights) yet they have the power to heal and protect not only themselves but others with ease. Comforting though it may be in a world where so many pokemon only know the law of the jungle, and despite having spread from ancient lore around the world as far as older scientific texts, this idea has little basis in fact.
Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)19:01 No.8073397|
Congratulations, you can copy/paste from Bulbapedia and make up your own lies!
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)19:01 No.8073400|
File1318287681.png-(47 KB, 210x171, 210px-243Raikou.png)
From New Bark to Olivine, Raikou races across Johto, like its siblings running day and night, awake and asleep, across land and water. Unlike the fiery Entei and naturally aquatic Suicune, however a Raikou's journeys across water are a source for immense terror; an old water pokemon in Johto is often defined as one who has learned to avoid its many routes. Water, after all, conducts electricity, and Raikou offer plenty of volts to conduct.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)19:02 No.8073403|
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The brass tower was not the only thing which burned in Ecruteak on that awful night. When Ho-oh raised them from the dead, Raikou and Suicune fled town, grateful to be again alive, yet fearing they would be killed again. Those two were long gone when Entei exited the burning building. So was the voice in the crowd who had cursed Ho-oh and swore he would crush the pokemon of the wilderness and claim the power of the gods, so was the one who had thrown the torch which ignited the Brass Tower. So was the rest of the mob who had cheered as their god, their shrine, and three innocent pokemon in the basement burned.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)19:03 No.8073410|
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When the Brass Tower burned, it was a sudden downpour carried by a northern wind which finally quashed the flames. Some say that it was in gratitude for this storm that Ho-oh, just reawakened, created Suicune to be god of the north wind, while others say that the spirit of the wind itself entered one of the fallen pokemon, carrying with it the power of water. Either way, what it did not bring Suicune was the power of flight, for the north wind which sweeps down upon the Johto plain is so heavy with water that wings become waterlogged and birds struggle to fly.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)19:03 No.8073416|
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Today Johto is primarily a land of plains, its only major peak of Mount Silver located at its far eastern edge. However, Bronze Age Johto was known in foreign records for its many mountains and a pokemon called Larvitar with a thick hide which could be ground up into Hard Stones. Mount Silver in that era was twice its current height and bordered a Mount Gold and Mount Crystal, with countless smaller peaks and valleys nestled in between.
Matt 10/10/11(Mon)19:04 No.8073421|
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)19:04 No.8073425|
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Metapod and Kakuna are renowned for their hard shells, but are far from invincible; Pidgeot and Fearow drop them onto rocks and break them with relative ease. This is not the case with Pupitar, however, for those few Skarmory brave enough to try and eat them soon find that Pupitar more than live up to their reputation as a virtually indestructible pokemon, often beaten but never slain.
Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)19:04 No.8073426|
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)19:06 No.8073431|
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Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)19:06 No.8073438|
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Some say that Lugia's claims to lead the other legendary birds originated as nothing more than an empty boast by the people of the Whirl Islands, a silly claim that their god was better than those of Kanto. Yet its casual acceptance even in the other birds' homes belies the weakness of that explanation, and perhaps the real reason is the same reason why it was once worshiped like it was Arceus, and even today is called its assistant. Humans may be eager to ascribe weather or strange occurrences to the gods, but they find it difficult to imagine how birds or dogs or even Arceus itself can create. Lugia, however, has hands.
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)19:07 No.8073442|
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There are those even today who claim that Ho-oh perished in the flames which burnt down the Brass Tower, that even a fire-type could not survive that inferno, and that any claims to the contrary are the work of a priesthood trying to regain its relevance after Ecruteak turned its back on its god. There are a few who claim that Ho-oh never left, that it made a nest on the neighboring Tin Tower and watches silently and protectively over Ecruteak to this day. And there is the story which every child knows, which the priests teach to this day:
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)19:08 No.8073453|
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The GS ball in which Celebi was caught was sealed tighter than a Master Ball, closed so shut that professors failed to open it and a man who made pokeballs from apricorns had to be called in. And yet when he opened it, with cameras surrounding him, it was empty. At first, speculation centered on foul play – had the delivery man or some professor or the apricorn man himself opened the ball? Soon, however, forensic tests revealed that the ball had never been opened since Celebi was captured!
Rykier 10/10/11(Mon)19:09 No.8073456|
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Tycho 10/10/11(Mon)19:10 No.8073464|
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I'd just like to say,
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)19:11 No.8073467|
Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)19:12 No.8073471|
Should we archive?
Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)19:12 No.8073474|
Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)19:14 No.8073479|
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)19:14 No.8073483|
Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)19:15 No.8073487|
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Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)19:21 No.8073522|
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Tycho 10/10/11(Mon)19:35 No.8073573|
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Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)19:48 No.8073640|
this thread has received 5 of 6 requests needed to trigger archival.
Mammothman !!Pl4H3FrL2Tx 10/10/11(Mon)19:50 No.8073653|
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+1 because fuck you , thats why
Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)20:56 No.8074173|
so, is this archived now?
Anonymous of Massachusetts !NoraVXgoIM 10/10/11(Mon)20:57 No.8074193|
Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)20:58 No.8074197|
Anonymous 10/10/11(Mon)23:36 No.8075318|
Bumping because only good thread right now.
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Anonymous 10/11/11(Tue)00:04 No.8075490|
This is one of the greatest threads I have ever seen. Thankyou anon
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Anonymous 10/11/11(Tue)05:34 No.8077081|
Bumping one last time for the morning crowd. It's already archived, but it needs another trip to the front page.
Anonymous 10/11/11(Tue)08:42 No.8077326|
Bampu, so /vp/ can have at least one decent thread for a little bit longer.
Anonymous 10/11/11(Tue)08:50 No.8077337|
A lot of these are actually really good OP
Anonymous 10/11/11(Tue)11:04 No.8077546|
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Anonymous 10/11/11(Tue)11:35 No.8077638|
Pedonymous !!Y6th7F6WAoC 10/11/11(Tue)11:39 No.8077656|
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