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The Complete Pokédex

Discussion in 'Creative Archive' started by Silent Dre, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Description from the FanFiction.net post: A comprehensive guide to the 649 species that inhabit the world of Pokémon, inspired by works such as Chencheya's Beginning Trainer's Guide to Pokémon. This is, quite simply, an exhaustive work of Pokémon fanon.

    As stated, this is a work of Pokémon fanon.

    What is fanon, you ask?

    Fanon encompasses elements of a fictional world which are not officially canon in that world, but that are commonly accepted by writers of fanfiction and other such works.

    That being said, there WILL be things written in this guide that you may not agree with. I only ask that you please be respectful in responding to these points of contention, and I shall return the favor in responses of my own.

    Otherwise, please enjoy this work - it's there to help you, should you choose to accept it. :D



    #001 - #003: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur

    Name: Bulbasaur
    Name Translations: jp: Fushigidane; de: Bisasam; fr: Bulbizarre
    Type(s): Grass/Poison
    Species: Seed Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 001 (National Dex); 231 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Bulbasaur – Ivysaur (level 16) – Venusaur (level 32)
    Average Height/Weight: 2'04” (0.7m); 15.2 lbs. (6.9 kg)
    Habitat: Scarcely found in fields, forests, jungles, and plains; native to Kanto
    Differences Between Genders: N/A

    Description: There has been much debate over whether Bulbasaur and its evolutions are more plant-like or animal-like. Though their bodies contain structures found in most animals (e.g. they have hearts, brains, and tissue matter), their digestive system is entirely plant-based. Rather than red blood cells, what flows through the veins and arteries of these creatures is actually tightly-packed chloroplasts; as with plants, photosynthesis is necessary for these creatures to break down their food into energy.

    Bulbasaur appears to be a reptilian creature, sharing much of its external appearance with toads. Its mottled skin is usually colored teal with darker blue patches, though there have been reports of Bulbasaur with green-colored skin. On its back is its distinguishing feature, a large bulb from which the creature takes its name. The seed that grows into this bulb is planted on its back by its mother at birth, although the father of the Bulbasaur is also able to plant the seed if necessary (for example, if a Ditto fulfills the role of the Bulbasaur's “mother.”)

    The bulb is absolutely necessary for the Bulbasaur – without the bulb it will be unable to feed. If, for whatever reason, neither the father nor the mother of the newborn Bulbasaur can procure a seed to plant in the Bulbasaur's back, then another Ivysaur or Venusaur unrelated to the newborn may plant its seed in the Bulbasaur's back. This will not affect the Bulbasaur's growth, but it will pass on the genes of the one who planted the seed if it does breed, rather than the genes inherited by its birth parents.

    One caveat about Bulbasaur and its evolutions is that they are all half-Poison-type. This means that special care must be taken whenever Bulbasaur or its evolutions are ordered to use such attacks as PoisonPowder or Sleep Powder. While the effects of such attacks are minimal to humans if used by a Bulbasaur, there have been incidents involving its evolutions, Ivysaur and Venusaur, which resulted in serious injury or death. However, these incidents were completely by accident, as an Ivysaur or Venusaur will never release its spores to willfully slay another Pokémon or human being without due cause.

    Behavior: Bulbasaur is undoubtedly the gentlest of the three Pokémon offered to new Trainers in the Kanto region. As it grows, it develops a fierce loyalty for its Trainer and a mighty willingness to protect him or her at any cost. Although it is not naturally aggressive, a well-raised Bulbsaur will fight with as much strength and passion as the Trainer who raised it; this is one of the reasons that it is the preferred beginning Pokémon in the Kanto region.

    Bulbasaur also tend to have a sense of humor. Their favorite game involves distracting their Trainer, then taking and hiding something while the Trainer's attention is elsewhere. They will then return the object with a smile that is both warm and innocuous.

    Diet: Bulbasaur, as with many Pokémon, are omnivorous. However, in times when food is scarce, they are able to draw nutrients from sunlight as well as from the soil beneath their feet, which is high in necessary minerals and vitamins. Bulbasaur will also gratefully accept any Berries given to them by their Trainer.



    Name: Ivysaur
    Name Translations: jp: Fushigisou; de: Bisaknosp; fr: Herbizarre
    Type(s): Grass/Poison
    Species: Seed Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 002 (National Dex); 232 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Bulbasaur – Ivysaur (level 16) – Venusaur (level 32)
    Average Height/Weight: 3'03” (1.0m); 28.7 lbs. (13.0 kg)
    Habitat: Scarcely found in fields, forests, jungles, and plains; native to Kanto
    Differences Between Genders: N/A

    Description: When a Bulbasaur reaches a certain stage in its life cycle, the bulb on its back unfolds, revealing a beautiful pink bud. As this is occurring, the Bulbasaur is also growing and evolving into its next stage, Ivysaur. As the bud carries considerable weight, the Ivysaur loses much of its mobility, but it does grow stronger with access to more powerful attacks, mostly involving the use of its newly-gained bud.

    It still retains an altogether toad-like appearance, with skin of a deeper hue than that of Bulbasaur. It grows a set of fangs during evolution, most likely used to break open tough-husked fruit such as coconuts or pineapples.

    Behavior: As stated previously, Ivysaur continues and builds upon its fierce loyalty for its Trainer that it had established as a Bulbasaur, going so far as to intervene in circumstances where its Trainer is threatened. It tends to be a bit more aggressive than its pre-evolved form, but it will stand down if told to by its Trainer.

    Diet: As with Bulbasaur, Ivysaur gets most of its nourishment from sunlight and soil. It tends to spend more time in the sun in preparation for evolution into its final form, Venusaur. This is so that the bud upon its back may gain enough energy and nutrition to blossom. An added benefit of this much exposure to sunlight is that the Ivysaur's power will increase exponentially.



    Name: Venusaur
    Name Translations: jp: Fushigibana; de: Bisaflor; fr: Florizarre
    Type(s): Grass/Poison
    Species: Seed Pokémon
    Pokédex ###:003 (National Dex); 233 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Bulbasaur – Ivysaur (level 16) – Venusaur (level 32)
    Average Height/Weight: 6'07” (2.0m); 220.5 lbs. (100.0 kg)
    Habitat: Scarcely found in fields, forests, jungles, and plains; native to Kanto
    Differences Between Genders: The flowers of female Venusaur have seeds protruding from them.

    Description: Bulbasaur's final form is the fruition of its labors in growing the seed planted in its back at birth. The bud on Ivysaur's back blossoms into a beautiful flower as Ivysaur itself grows in size and changes in appearance. Its body nearly doubles in size in order to support its new flowery growth, and as a result it becomes heavier. It still maintains its toad-like appearance, and even develops a few warts on its forelegs and hind legs. Its eyes take on a half-lidded appearance, leading some to believe that Venusaur become lazier and less active as their previous forms; as is often the case in nature, however, looks can be deceiving. A Venusaur's skin also loses its mottled coloration, instead taking on a deeper shade of teal.

    Venusaur's increased girth means that it gains access to a variety of moves it could not have used in its previous forms. For example, it can use its head (or, indeed, its entire body) to bone-crushing effect, and it may also use its weight to create earthquakes in battle. It also gains the ability to rapidly manipulate nature in its immediate surroundings, using it to combat whatever foes it engages in battle.

    Behavior: As the last stage in its evolutionary chain, a well-raised Venusaur is a sign of its Trainer's capabilities. It still maintains its extreme loyalty to its Trainer, acting as the Trainer's bodyguard at all times; however, it has been shown that full-grown Venusaur are quite subdued and do not seem to mind being caught. This is perhaps due to their age, as Venusaur tend to live for quite some time.

    A Venusaur's devotion to its Trainer is so strong that it may never wish to return to the wild if released, instead choosing to follow the one who raised it. Interestingly, if its Trainer dies suddenly, the petals on Venusaur's flower will wilt and it too shall pass away. It is unsure why this occurs, but it is possible that without a Trainer, the Venusaur loses its reason for existence, and perishes of a broken heart.

    Diet: The fully-matured flower on a Venusaur's back is fully capable of absorbing sunlight for photosynthesis and providing energy to the Venusaur. The Venusaur must stand still during this process. It is entirely possible for a Venusaur to live completely off sunlight for the rest of its life, though it will not refuse a Berry or other food from its Trainer.
     
  2. I really like this Pokedex thing! It's everything you need to know about every Pokemon, is this your work?? Because I really like it!
     
  3. Well, I get some of the information from Bulbapedia (such as height, weight, name translations, etc.), and a bit of data comes from Chencheya's guide, which I've linked above.

    So what you see here IS my work, yes, but it's thanks to the aforementioned sources that this guide was even conceived.
     
  4. Well, here's the next three entries. Enjoy!


    #004 - #006: Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard

    Name: Charmander
    Name Translations: jp: Hitokage; de: Glumanda; fr: Salamèche
    Type(s): Fire
    Species: Lizard Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 004 (National Dex); 234 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Charmander – Charmeleon (level 16) – Charizard (level 36)
    Average Height/Weight: 2'00" (0.6m); 18.7 lbs (8.5 kg)
    Habitat: Scarcely found in volcanos, either active or dormant, and rocky, heated crags; native to Kanto.
    Differences Between Genders: N/A

    Description: Appearance-wise, Charmander is a blend of elements from both dinosaurs and lizards, though its similarities to lizards will diminish as it evolves. Their orange scales are representative of the incredibly hot environment they prefer to inhabit.

    Charmander's striking blue eyes give off an outward appearance of childish innocence and, along with its playful tendencies, it is very popular with children. However, many parts of Charmander's anatomy are quite dangerous, such as its sharp claws or its tail, which remains permanently aflame at its end.

    This flame is also an indicator of the Charmander's well-being. If the flame burns a bright orange or yellow, it means that the Charmander is in excellent health. Low-burning, blue flames tend to mean that the Charmander is not feeling particularly well, and that it should receive medical attention immediately, else the Charmander risks expiration.

    Behavior: Although Charmander tend to be very social Pokémon and are quite amiable to humans, it is the least-recommended Pokémon for new Trainers to choose in order to begin their journey. This is due to a few factors; firstly, Charmander faces a type disadvantage against the first two Gyms (being rock and water), and secondly, its evolutions undergo a mood shift that will be quite difficult for a new Trainer to deal with appropriately. However, Charmander are well-behaved Pokémon, and if raised patiently may remain obedient to their Trainer as they grow and evolve.

    Charmander, as stated above, are very social Pokémon; in the wild they can be seen fraternizing with other Fire-types like Magmar and Slugma. They enjoy playing with other Pokémon and getting to know both their teammates and Trainer.

    They are also highly curious creatures, prone to wandering off and potentially getting themselves into danger. Young Charmander may not have an understanding of water and may not comprehend that it is quite dangerous to them, so special care must be taken to prevent potential harm.

    Diet: As is typical with most Pokémon, Charmander are omnivorous. They hunt in packs, and call out to other Charmander if they discover any source of nourishment.



    Name: Charmeleon
    Name Translations: jp: Lizardo; de: Glutexo; fr: Reptincel
    Type(s): Fire
    Species: Flame Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 005 (National Dex); 235 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Charmander – Charmeleon (level 16) – Charizard (level 36)
    Average Height/Weight: 3'07' (1.1m); 41.9 lbs (19.0 kg)
    Habitat: Scarcely found in volcanos, either active or dormant, and rocky, heated crags; native to Kanto.
    Differences Between Genders: N/A

    Description: As Charmander evolves into Charmeleon, it undergoes quite a few physical changes. Its orange scales darken in color, becoming a fierce blood-red. A horn grows from its skull; it will grow another as it evolves to Charizard. The purpose of this horn is unclear, but it serves to make Charmeleon's appearance all the more threatening.

    Charmeleon's tail becomes very strong after evolution; it is said to be able to lift a full-grown man off his feet. Charmeleon's claws also become longer and more pronounced. Its belly turns stark white, and becomes a key part of Charmeleon's intimidation tactics; it will rear up to full height and show its belly to its foe. Then it will swing its tail around in an effort to strike down its target while they are distracted.

    Behavior: Along with several appearance changes, Charmeleon differs greatly from Charmander in terms of personality. Charmeleon tend to be very proud, very aggressive Pokémon. Trainers may find their Charmeleon roughhousing with other members of their team in an effort to assert its power over them.

    Charmeleon are also highly independent, and some Trainers may find their Charmeleon ignoring orders in battle. However, a well-raised Charmeleon will prove to be a loyal friend and a mighty ally.

    Diet: Charmeleon prefer to hunt alone, and they eat the same food they ate as Charmander. However, they also begin to introduce coal into their diet, particularly as they approach evolution into Charizard. The coal helps with digestion, serving Charmeleon and Charizard in the same way as some birds will store grit in their gizzards to aid in the breaking down of food.

    Though it may seem odd, regular offerings of coal to Charmeleon are a good way to improve standing and rapport, and the Charmeleon will produce stronger and hotter flames in battle.



    Name: Charizard
    Name Translations: jp: Lizardon; de: Glurak; fr: Dracaufeu
    Type(s): Fire/Flying
    Species: Flame Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 006 (National Dex); 236 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Charmander – Charmeleon (level 16) - Charizard (level 36)
    Average Height/Weight: 5'07" (1.7m); 199.5 lbs (90.5 kg)
    Habitat: Scarcely found in volcanos, either active or dormant, and rocky, heated crags; native to Kanto, though some have been spotted in Johto.
    Differences Between Genders: N/A

    Description: As Charmeleon evolves into Charizard, it continues to undergo a few more changes to its body and appearance. It now stands at about the same approximate height as the average adult male human. As previously stated, it grows another horn, and its neck extends further from its body.

    Charizard's scales return to their original orange coloration, presumably because Charizard's size and appearance are frightening enough without the added effect of Charmeleon's crimson-colored scales. Charizard also grows a pair of wings, allowing it to fly. Uniquely, though it is not a Dragon-type Pokémon, Charizard gains access to a variety of Dragon-type attacks. It is also able to use a variety of clawing attacks, and its flame breath is hot enough to melt boulders.

    Behavior: Charizard tend to be a bit competitive, though less so than their previous evolution. It will only attack opponents of equal or greater size than itself, unless commanded or provoked.

    Charizard are also taken to relaxing and basking in sunlight when not fighting other Pokémon. They also enjoy flying with their newly-grown wings, and may bring their Trainer with them on flights to show off their impressive strength.

    Diet: Though Charizard's appearance suggests that it is carnivorous, it is still an omnivore. Like Charmeleon, it continuously feeds on coal to strengthen its flame attacks and help in the digestion of food.
     
  5. Almost a week since the last entry! What is this madness? We must remedy immediately!



    #007 – 009: Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise

    Name: Squirtle​
    Name Translations: jp: Zenigame; de: Schiggy; fr: Carapuce
    Type(s): Water​
    Species: Tiny Turtle Pokémon​
    Pokédex ###: 007 (National Dex); 237 (Johto Dex)​
    Evolution: Squirtle – Wartortle (level 16) – Blastoise (level 36)​
    Average Height/Weight: 1'08" (0.5m); 19.8 lbs. (9 kg)​
    Habitat: Scarcely found in ponds, lakes, rivers, and the ocean; native to Kanto​
    Differences Between Genders: N/A​

    Description: Squirtle resembles a bipedal turtle, with a curled tail that it uses to propel itself through the water. It is the third Pokémon available to new Trainers in the Kanto region, and in terms of facility to raise it lies between Bulbasaur and Charmander.​

    Squirtle's shell is formed at birth, and the shell hardens as the Pokémon grows. Its shell is constructed in such a way as to provide a way of cutting through water resistance and allowing Squirtle to reach its top swimming speed. Its shell is also quite a powerful tool, able to deliver bone-shattering spinning strikes.​

    Squirtle's mouth is also an interesting tool. Its jaws may not look like much, but it is able to clamp down on its foes with a mighty bite. It is also able to generate and spew forth streams of water in a variety of pressures, though at first it will only be able to create foam and bubbles.​

    Behavior: As stated above, Squirtle is the middle Pokémon in terms of difficulty; they are neither easy nor hard to raise, providing enough of a challenge for new and experienced Trainers alike.​

    Squirtle tend to get along better with other Pokémon than with humans, and in the wild will often form groups with other Pokémon of both the same and different species. Squirtle tend to showcase an attitude towards humans, but attempts to befriend these Pokémon will not go unheeded, and Trainers will soon find themselves with a powerful Pokémon on their side.​

    Diet: Squirtle tend to favor aquatic invertebrates and the occasional water plant. It uses pinpoint accuracy in stunning its prey with blasts of water.​



    Name: Wartortle​
    Name Translations: jp: Kameil; de: Schillok; fr: Carabaffe
    Type(s): Water​
    Species: Turtle Pokémon​
    Pokédex ###: 008 (National Dex); 238 (Johto Dex)​
    Evolution: Squirtle – Wartortle (level 16) – Blastoise (level 36)​
    Average Height/Weight: 3'03" (1.0m); 49.6 lbs. (22.5 kg)​
    Habitat: Scarcely found in ponds, lakes, rivers, and the ocean; native to Kanto​
    Differences Between Genders: N/A​

    Description: As Squirtle evolves into Wartortle, its skin darkens in hue. This is intended to camouflage Wartortle underwater, as it takes on a more predatory role in the wild. It also grows claws on its hands, also to serve in catching prey.​

    Perhaps most notably, however, are its ears and tail, which become long and furry; in fact, Wartortle's tail is so long that it sticks out slightly when the Pokémon withdraws into its shell. The thick fur on the tail and ears is meant to help Wartortle maintain balance while swimming. The ears can flatten against Wartortle's skull to help it become more streamlined, and its tail can store air for extended underwater diving.​

    Wartortle are seen as a symbol of longevity; in particular, their tails evoke the concept of eternal life. While it is true that Wartortle tend to live quite a long life, it is only a myth that they live to be tens of thousands of years old.​

    Behavior: Wartortle tend to be very loyal to their Trainers, especially if raised as a Squirtle. It will not hesitate to defend its Trainer should its Trainer be threatened.​

    However, they also tend to be very aggressive. A Wartortle with many nicks and scars on its shell is seen as a very strong Pokémon, and it will strive to better itself through battle and gain more marks on its shell.​

    Diet: Wartortle maintains a diet of aquatic plants and invertebrates, though it will go after the occasional small fish, using its furred ears and tail to out-swim and overtake its prey.​



    Name: Blastoise​
    Name Translations: jp: Kamex; de: Turtok; fr: Turtank
    Type(s): Water​
    Species: Shellfish Pokémon​
    Pokédex ###: 009 (National Dex); 239 (Johto Dex)​
    Evolution: Squirtle – Wartortle (level 16) – Blastoise (level 36)
    Average Height/Weight: 5'03" (1.6m); 188.5 lbs. (85.5 kg)​
    Habitat: Scarcely found in ponds, lakes, rivers, and the ocean; native to Kanto​
    Differences Between Genders: N/A​

    Description: Despite its species name, Blastoise retains many of its turtle-like features. As it evolves from Wartortle, its ears and tail lose their fur, the latter also becoming straight, rather than curled. Its arms and legs nearly double in size, becoming thick and strong.​

    Most notably, however, are the two cannons it grows from its shell. These cannons shoot water at enough pressure to punch through solid steel and with enough accuracy to strike a target at up to one hundred and sixty feet away. The cannons can also be reversed, allowing the Blastoise to propel itself through the water at speeds rivaling those of motorboats or similar watercraft.​

    Behavior: Despite their imposing size, Blastoise tend to be gentle creatures, if a bit wary of strangers. They are very strong allies in battle, planting their feet firmly to reduce the massive recoil incurred from firing their shell-cannons. Blastoise are mighty Pokémon and are not averse to allowing their Trainers to ride atop their shells for transport across bodies of water.​

    Diet: Blastoise tend to eat more than their previous evolutions, but their diet remains the same: aquatic plants and invertebrates, along with the occasional fish.​
     
  6. Now this is an interesting guide to Pokemon outside of the game and anime. I believe you could help many Rpers with how to portray their Pokemon.

    Now that I think of it, the Squirtle Squad is an excellent example of Squirtle preferring other Pokemon to humans.
     
  7. Thanks for the comment, Secad - helping out Pokémon RPers and fanfic authors is my intent with this work.

    I hope more 'Charms folk get to reading this; I think they'd really enjoy it.

    Here's the next entry!



    #010 – 012: Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree

    Name: Caterpie
    Name Translations: jp: Caterpie; de: Raupy; fr: Chenipan
    Type(s): Bug
    Species: Worm Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 010 (National Dex); 024 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Caterpie – Metapod (level 7) – Butterfree (level 10)
    Average Height/Weight: 1'00” (0.3m); 6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)
    Habitat: Commonly found in forests and other wooded areas; native to Kanto and Johto, though it has been introduced to Sinnoh as well.
    Differences Between Genders: N/A

    Description: Caterpie are small insect Pokémon with a green (or, rarely, gold) coloration. Their chitinous skin is covered by large circles meant to confuse and deter predators. Its bright orange antennae (also called an osmeterium) also serves to startle hunters by exuding a particularly foul-smelling odor. In addition to that, it can spray forth a stream of viscous fluid to ensnare and entangle its foes.

    Caterpie's feet are tipped with suction cups, which allows it to climb trees and rocks in search of food. It also may climb on its Trainer using these cups.

    Behavior: Caterpie tend to be very shy Pokémon, preferring to stay hidden from Trainers. Being that they are also Bug-type Pokémon, they are commonly reviled by entomophobes. However, they are ideal Pokémon for new Trainers to catch, being that they evolve and reach their final forms quickly.

    Caterpie must consume vast quantities of food as they grow, in preparation for their evolution to Metapod, and they will shed and regrow skin several times until they are ready to evolve.

    Diet: Caterpies are herbivorous creatures, preferring the leaves of trees in the forests they inhabit. They will eat almost continuously as they grow.



    Name: Metapod
    Name Translations: jp: Trancell; de: Safcon; fr: Chrysacier
    Type(s): Bug
    Species: Cocoon Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 011 (National Dex); 025 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Caterpie – Metapod (level 7) – Butterfree (level 10)
    Average Height/Weight: 2'04” (0.7m); 21.8 lbs (9.9 kg)
    Habitat:
    Commonly found in forests and other wooded areas; native to Kanto and Johto, though it has been introduced to Sinnoh as well.
    Differences Between Genders: N/A

    Description: When Caterpie is ready to evolve into Metapod, it will coat itself in layers of a silky film, which hardens into a very thick and durable shell; this is Metapod's chitin. Metapod are able to resist almost all sorts of attacks, but it is possible for very strong attacks to break open Metapod's shell and reveal its vulnerable body. Metapod evolve quickly in order to cut down the amount of time spent in this weak form.

    Behavior: Metapod remain motionless in the wild, and can be difficult to spot due to the green color of their skin acting as camouflage. If threatened, they will simply harden their shells until the threat passes.

    If the threat does not give up, the Metapod will shoot a sticky fluid (the same used in its Caterpie stage) to help move itself to another, safer location.

    Diet: Metapod do not eat anything, relying instead on the energy it stored through consumed food while being a Caterpie.



    Name:
    Butterfree
    Name Translations: jp: Butterfree; de: Smettbo; fr: Papilusion
    Type(s): Bug/Flying
    Species: Butterfly Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 012 (National Dex); 026 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Caterpie – Metapod (level 7) – Butterfree (level 10)
    Average Height/Weight:
    3'07” (1.1m); 70.5 lbs (32.0 kg)
    Habitat: Commonly found in forests and other wooded areas; native to Kanto and Johto, though it has been introduced to Sinnoh as well.
    Differences Between Genders: Female Butterfree have black spots on the lower parts of their wings.

    Description: Eventually, Metapod's tough shell cracks open, and a Butterfree emerges from within. Its body is purple and fuzzy, with large red compound eyes and a blue nose. It has four legs, two of which are shaped like claws to better help Butterfree with gripping onto surfaces. Two long, black antennae extend from Butterfree's head; these help the Pokémon to sniff out sources of honey and other nourishment.

    Butterfree's wings mean that it gains the ability to fly. Its black-veined wings are coated in thousands of microscopic scales, which are loosely-attached and waterproof. As a defense mechanism, it may flap its wings and release these scales into the air. The scales are highly toxic, resulting in a number of effects if ingested or inhaled. Butterfree also gains access to a few Psychic-type moves.

    Behavior: Wild Butterfree will spend most of their time foraging for nectar and pollen and bringing these materials back to their nests, which are usually constructed inside trees, either living or rotted. It is able to locate nectar and pollen at a distance of up to six miles (or nine and a half kilometers.)

    Butterfree tend to be very gentle and inquisitive Pokémon, friendly to both Trainers and their other Pokémon.

    Diet: Butterfree consume the nectar and pollen they collect from flowers; naturally, they are also quite partial to honey. They will also eat sap, but they are unable to access the sap themselves and must wait for a stronger Pokémon (such as Heracross or Pinsir) to break through the tough tree bark.
     
  8. With the Butterfree entry, I bet a bunch of druggies love to get high off Butterfree scales. :p
     
  9. Sir Red

    Sir Red Charms' Caped Crusader

    I'm definitely digging this concept, Dre. A very unique and interesting idea and you're executing it wonderfully. This is really a helpful guide to imagining a Pokemon for RP and Fic purposes for not only people new to the concepts, but also seasoned folks who are not quite sure how to interpret a Pokemon in their writing. So I applaud you, good sir and will continue to follow your endeavor. ^^
     
  10. Thanks for the comment, Red. Much appreciated.

    Here's the next entry, detailing the second Bug-type trio from Generation I!



    #013 – 015: Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill

    Name: Weedle
    Name Translations: jp: Beedle ; de: Hornliu ; fr: Aspicot
    Type(s): Bug/Poison
    Species: Hairy Bug Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 013 (National Dex); 027 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Weedle – Kakuna (level 7) – Beedrill (level 10)
    Average Height/Weight: 1'00" (0.3m); 7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
    Habitat: Commonly found in forests and other wooded areas; native to Kanto and Johto, though it has been introduced to Sinnoh as well.
    Differences Between Genders: N/A

    Description: Weedle are small larval Pokémon with segmented brown bodies. Their noses and feet are colored bright pink; this is meant to deter predators. Both the head and the last segment of each Weedle end in a stinger, which the Pokémon uses as a defense mechanism. It can also spit a viscous, sticky fluid to entrap its foes.

    Like Caterpie, a Weedle's feet are tipped in suction cups, allowing the Pokémon to climb vertical surfaces in search of food or to escape from predators.

    Behavior: Weedle are very timid Pokémon, preferring to remain undisturbed in the wild. If bothered, however, they will not hesitate to warn other members of their hive and exact revenge against whomever disturbed them. However, some Trainers may prefer to capture a Weedle, as it grows and evolves quickly, and its final form, Beedrill, is quite strong and fast.

    Diet: Weedle feast on leaves, eating their weight in leaves daily; this is because Weedle, like Caterpie, must consume a large quantity of food to prepare for evolution. They have also been known to eat paper if leaves are not available, though this is only in rare cases.



    Name: Kakuna
    Name Translations: jp: Cocoon ; de: Kokuna ; fr: Coconfort
    Type(s): Bug/Poison
    Species: Cocoon Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 014 (National Dex); 028 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Weedle – Kakuna (level 7) – Beedrill (level 10)
    Average Height/Weight: 2'00" (0.6m); 22.0 lbs (10.0 kg)
    Habitat: Commonly found in forests and other wooded areas; native to Kanto and Johto, though it has been introduced to Sinnoh as well.
    Differences Between Genders: N/A

    Description: As a Weedle consumes food and becomes ready to evolve, it coats itself in the silky thread secreted from its mouth, which forms Kakuna's tough outer husk, and either plants itself firmly on a tree trunk, or suspends itself from a tree branch. It will remain in this position until it is ready to evolve again; as with Metapod, it evolves rapidly to avoid being in this vulnerable state for too long.

    Behavior: Kakuna remain motionless in the wild. A Kakuna's usual method of defense is to harden its outer shell, which is able to resist most attacks. However, if that fails, it is able to strike with a poisonous barb hidden within the bottom part of its chitinous shell.

    Diet: Kakuna eat nothing, relying on the nourishment gained as a Weedle to last them until evolution to Beedrill.



    Name: Beedrill
    Name Translations: jp: Spear ; de: Bibor ; fr: Dardargnan
    Type(s): Bug/Poison
    Species: Poison Bee Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 015 (National Dex); 029 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Weedle – Kakuna (level 7) – Beedrill (level 10)
    Average Height/Weight: 3'03" (1.0m); 65.0 lbs (29.5 kg)
    Habitat: Commonly found in forests and other wooded areas; native to Kanto and Johto, though it has been introduced to Sinnoh as well.
    Differences Between Genders: N/A

    Description: Eventually, a Kakuna's shell will crack open and a fully-evolved Beedrill will emerge. Despite its name, Beedrill have a more vespine appearance, with bright red compound eyes and a yellow- and black-striped abdomen ending in a stinger.

    Their long black forelegs also end in stingers. These stingers are longer, but less deadly, than the one on their abdomen.

    Beedrill also have wings, which they flap at high speed to propel themselves through the air at a high velocity. It strikes with its needles while confusing its prey with its bob-and-weave movements.

    Behavior: While domesticated Beedrill may be quite tame, wild Beedrill are highly territorial and have been known to viciously hunt and sting any who come too close to their hives. Trainers are thus recommended to stay as far away as possible from a Beedrill nest, as the results of their intrusion may become deadly.

    Diet: Beedrill, as with most Pokémon, are omnivorous, though they do tend to display more carnivorous tendencies They disable their prey with deadly stings and bring them back to their hives for consumption.
     
  11. A very nice compendium of many common facts on pokemon species.

    Very well done, im looking forward to more.
     
  12. Thanks for the comment, Jeydis - hopefully this next series of entries satiates you!

    Now, the birds that launched a thousand imitators! (Not really, but each new generation has Normal/Flying Pokémon that can be considered clones of these three.) Happy reading!



    #016 – 018: Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot

    Name: Pidgey
    Name Translations: jp: Poppo ; de: Taubsi ; fr: Roucool
    Type(s): Normal/Flying
    Species: Tiny Bird Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 016 (National Dex); 010 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Pidgey – Pidgeotto (level 18) – Pidgeot (level 36)
    Average Height/Weight: 1'00" (0.3m); 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
    Habitat: Commonly found in forests and plains; native to Kanto and Johto, though some have been spotted in Sinnoh as well.
    Differences Between Genders: N/A
    Description: Pidgey are bird Pokémon commonly seen by new Trainers as they begin their journeys through Kanto or Johto. They are usually colored brown and cream, with black markings around their eyes. They have three-taloned feet and a short but pointed beak, which are both pink.

    Pidgey have an innate sense of direction and homing instincts; it is for this reason that "homing Pidgeys" have entered use as a method of mail travel, as they are quite easy to train to deliver messages.

    Behavior: Pidgey are normally docile creatures, preferring to flee from their opponents rather than to fight them. A Pidgey's small size allows it to hide in tall grass, where it feeds on small insects.
    Pidgey flush out their prey by flapping their wings, and they use a variation of this maneuver in escaping from predators. The gusts created by the flapping of a Pidgey's wings kick up a cloud of dust, which allows the Pidgey to flee.

    Pidgey have been known to be quite fierce if cornered, striking with sharp precision with their short beaks. Despite this, Pidgey are among the recommended Pokémon for new Trainers to catch and raise.

    Diet: Pidgey typically consume small worms. They may hunt the occasional Caterpie or Weedle, though they will struggle to bring these Pokémon back to their nests.



    Name: Pidgeotto
    Name Translations: jp: Pigeon ; de: Tauboga ; fr: Roucoups
    Type(s): Normal/Flying
    Species: Bird Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 017 (National Dex); 011 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Pidgey – Pidgeotto (level 18) – Pidgeot (level 36)
    Average Height/Weight: 3'07" (1.1m); 66.1 lbs (30.0 kg)
    Habitat: Commonly found in forests and plains; native to Kanto and Johto, though some have been spotted in Sinnoh as well.
    Differences Between Genders: N/A
    Description: As Pidgey evolves into Pidgeotto, its wingspan increases, allowing the Pokémon to fly farther and at higher speeds. Its crest and tail feathers also grow and turn red and alternating shades of red and yellow, respectively; it is believed that these play a role in attracting a mate. Its talon strength increases, allowing the Pokémon to carry prey several miles as it returns to its nest.

    Behavior: Wild Pidgeotto are very territorial; they spend each day circling their territory (which is quite a large area, anywhere from thirty to sixty miles or forty-eight to ninety-six kilometers) in search of prey and intruders. Though Pidgeotto rarely attack humans, special care must nevertheless be exercised when moving through a Pidgeotto's territory.

    Tame Pidgeotto tend to be very capable fighters, using survival tactics honed as a Pidgey to outwit and surprise their foes.

    Diet: Although Pidgeotto are omnivorous, they tend to prey on Bug Pokémon such as Caterpie or Weedle; sometimes they will hunt for Exeggcute. They have also been known to hunt Magikarp by catching them mid-jump.



    Name: Pidgeot
    Name Translations: jp: Pigeot ; de: Tauboss ; fr: Roucarnage
    Type(s): Normal/Flying
    Species: Bird Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 018 (National Dex); 012 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Pidgey – Pidgeotto (level 18)Pidgeot (level 36)
    Average Height/Weight: 4'11" (1.5m); 87.1 lbs (1.8 kg)
    Habitat: Commonly found in forests and plains; native to Kanto and Johto, though some have been spotted in Sinnoh as well.
    Differences Between Genders: N/A

    Description: Pidgeot bear resemblance to their previous evolution, Pidgeotto. However, they are much larger birds. A Pidgeot's crest extends nearly as long as its body, and is colored red and yellow. Its tail becomes longer as well, and loses its yellow coloration. As with Pidgeotto, these colorful feathers are used mainly for attracting a mate.

    A Pidgeot's expanded wingspan allows it to fly at speeds rivaling Mach 2 (twice the speed of sound; about 1522 mph or 2449 kph) if it accelerates enough, which is very rare. The flapping of its wings is so strong that it has the power to bend or uproot trees.

    Behavior: Both wild and tame Pidgeot tend to be calm Pokémon with a lot of confidence in their abilities. They strike fiercely with their wings, beak, and talons, and may rear up to full height and spread their wings in order to intimidate their foes.

    Pidgeot take great pride in their plumage. They preen themselves several times over the course of a day to ensure that they look their best.

    Diet: Pidgeot hunt for Bug-type Pokémon as they did in their previous forms. They also hunt for Water-type Pokémon such as Magikarp and Goldeen by using their high speed and keen senses. Like most Pokémon, however, they can subsist on berries and other fruits.
     
  13. Here's the next entry on the second group of Pokémon that launched a thousand imitators! Happy reading!



    #019 – 020: Rattata & Raticate

    Name: Rattata
    Name Translations: jp: Koratta ; de: Rattfratz ; fr: Rattata
    Type(s): Normal
    Species: Mouse Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 019 (National Dex); 017 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Rattata – Raticate (level 20)
    Average Height/Weight: 1'00” (0.3m); 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)
    Habitat: Commonly found in grasslands and plains; native to Kanto, Johto, and Sinnoh.
    Differences Between Genders: Female Rattata have shorter whiskers and lighter-colored fur.

    Description: Rattata are among the first Pokémon new Trainers will see in the wild. They are purple-furred rodents with sets of prominent teeth and a long tail that ends in a curl. These teeth continue to grow through a Rattata's lifespan, so it must wear them down by gnawing.

    Rattata have basic survival needs, which allow them to thrive in a variety of environments. They are able to reproduce quickly, so a pair of Rattata are able to colonize an area. It is said that for every one Rattata, forty more are hidden somewhere nearby; they are commonly seen as a nuisance due to their high reproductive rate.

    Behavior: Rattata are cautious Pokémon, quick to run from predators or other threatening entties. If cornered, however, they can deliver a powerful bite with their sharp teeth. They are recommended for new Trainers due to their easy accessibility, and because they are able to locate fruits and berries for themselves and for the Trainer's other Pokémon.

    Diet: Rattata will eat anything edible, such as nuts, berries, and fruit. They seem to favor Chilan berries the most.



    Name: Raticate
    Name Translations: jp: Ratta ; de: Rattikarl ; fr: Rattatac
    Type(s): Normal
    Species: Mouse Pokémon
    Pokédex ###: 020 (National Dex); 018 (Johto Dex)
    Evolution: Rattata – Raticate (level 20)
    Average Height/Weight: 2'04” (0.3m); 40.8 lbs (18.5 kg)
    Habitat: Commonly found in grasslands and plains; native to Kanto, Johto, and Sinnoh.
    Differences Between Genders: Female Raticate have shorter whiskers and lighter-colored fur.

    Description: As Rattata evolve into Raticate, they grow nearly twice their size and their fur color changes from purple to brown or tan. Their feet become webbed, allowing them to swim, and their tails become longer and lose their fur.

    Three rows of whiskers extend from a Raticate's muzzle; it uses these to maintain its balance and to feel its way around at night or in dark spaces. Raticate have teeth that are strong enough to punch through steel.

    Behavior: Raticate are much more aggressive than their previous form. If they are attacked, they will rear themselves up to full height, bare their fangs, and shriek intimidatingly at their foe. They tend not to take on larger foes unless provoked.

    They must gnaw on trees and rocks in order to scale back their large incisors, because these teeth never stop growing and will become too cumbersome if not impeded in this manner.

    Diet: Raticate, much like Rattata, are able to subsist on fruit and berries. Their webbed feet allows them to hunt for fish Pokémon in rivers and streams.
     
  14. Hm. I have never thought about Raticate swimming with those webbed feet. Does it eat all fish Pokemon, or just the wimpy Magikarp?
     

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