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Gaiien Region: Clever Girls: Curraptor and Farabattor

by Keleri

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Keleri Sickle Fossil → Curraptor → (lv. 40) Farabattor

#135 - Curraptor (current + raptor)
Jolt Pokémon
They are covered by a soft layer of down feathers that appears to store electrical energy from static charge.
Learnset: Nuzzle, Jolt, Spark, Thunder Wave, Thunder Fang, Scratch, Bite, Stealth Rock, Rock Chip, Rock Throw, Ancient Power, Accelerock, Quick Attack, Sand Attack

#136 - Farabattor (Farad/Faraday + battle + Achillobator)
Jolt Pokémon
It is believed that they lived in flocks, using rock and electrical attacks to stun and drive away intruders to their territories.
Base Stats: 70/110/70/60/70/120 (500)
Ability: Motor Drive/[Tough Claws]
Learnset: Thunder Claw, Wild Charge, Volt Tackle, Dragon Dance, Feather Dance, Slash, Rock Slide, Head Smash, Crunch, Dragon Tail, Dragon Claw, Night Slash, Beat Up, Wing Attack, Steel Wing

Fossils are a little tricky in the Gods and Demons universe: Pokemon are energy beings, so how do they leave a fossil? Generally the process is theorized to occur as follows: Very old, high level elder pokemon will sometimes leave behind a corpse. These pokemon have a very high energy requirement compared to younger pokemon, and so they often park themselves in sheltered areas to sleep and absorb ambient energy. These spaces occasionally become sites of veneration for that pokemon's society, depending on their social and migration patterns, and they may be subjected to careful burial or otherwise protected from scavenging. If conditions are right, the preserved remains of these pokemon may be mineralized and turned into a fossil.

However, a fossil is just an interesting palaeontological specimen without its energy matrix. This has to be preserved too in order to recreate a fossil pokemon. Luckily, the energy matrix need only be preserved in a small area of the fossil to rebuild the entire pokemon. Like minerals seeping into the fossil space to replace soft tissue and bone with rock, however, rock- (and occasionally ground-, crystal-, or (rarest) steel-type energy) will seep into the energy matrix of the original pokemon, replacing or adding a type. Alternately, only pokemon of these mineral-associated types are able to be preserved in this way; the truth is uncertain.

A pokemon's energy matrix has a strong ability to rebuild itself to a base template, which is what the (comparatively simple) means for healing pokemon, transporting pokemon as energy, pokeball technology, etc. is based on. Trying to do the same with ordinary matter items (or even matter beings!) is much more difficult. Transporting matter objects as energy is now possible, but the molecules within tend to have a high dislocation rate, so it is not recommended for precise instrumentation, molecularly precise metals or metamaterials, or living things.

However, it is very common for the energy matrix of a given specimen to be incomplete, so generally a synthesis is built up from multiple sources before an attempt to rebuild a fossil pokemon is made. Once a complete template is produced, many clones can be grown from the same blueprint.

Pokemon recreated in this way are entirely new individuals with no memory of the life of the pokemon that became the original fossil. Instinct and ancestral memory may be preserved, but the newborn pokemon is very much a blank slate and requires a surrogate parent to care for it during its early life.

The high level of human intervention required in the production and care of a fossil pokemon has led to the stereotype of fossil pokemon being an accessory or affectation of the wealthy, and this is generally true, although prospectors who provide fossils with new data to revivification organizations are generally gifted a clone as thanks. Fossil pokemon are also capable of trading themselves from team to team to follow desired trainers/coaches or teammates, although statistically they tend to do this less than wild-caught pokemon; this is thought to be a consequence of their relative isolation and lack of fallback family groups or communities compared to other pokemon.
  1. Keleri
    Jan 20, 2018
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  2. PumperPenny
    I can already envision a Z-Move...
    Knob-Turning Terror!
    Jan 20, 2018
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