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Gaiien Region: Crab Cycle: Hermean

by Keleri

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Keleri (Does not evolve; there is only one step, and it is crab)

#090 - Hermean (hermit + mean)
Solitude Pokémon
Water/Variable-type
They aren't actually solitary, but they like having their own space to retreat to. As they grow they select a new home that fits their bodies. The shell they select can influence their secondary type. Shells, hollow rocks, fossils, plants, and even garbage are all fair game.

Possible formes:
- Normal shell: Water (This shell resembles Slowbro-Shellder but it can be any ordinary calcareous shell)
- Coral shell: Water/Rock
- Seaweed shell: Water/Grass
- Discarded pokéball: Water/Electric (Can also be different pokéball types)
- Treasure chest: Water/Fairy
- Crystal shell: Water/Crystal
- Omanyte fossil: Water/Ghost
(didn't draw these ideas because I got tired)
- Ice shell: Water/Ice
- Sea urchin shell: Water/Poison
- Discarded can: Water/Steel
- Discarded netting: Water/Dark
- Meteorite shell: Water/Cosmic
- Lost waterproof watch: Water/Virtual
- Glowing coral/algae: Water/Light
- A gun: Water/Fire

Base Stats: 75/55/115/55/115/55 (470)
Ability: Storm Drain/Weak Armor/[Overcoat]
Learnset: Bubble, Bubblebeam, Bubble Blast, Razor Fin, Vice Grip, Leer, Harden, Mud Sport, Mud Shot, Metal Claw, Crabhammer, Protect, Iron Defense, Spikes, Stealth Rock, Whirlpool, Spike Cannon, Shell Smash, Withdraw, Aqua Ring, Razor Shell, Hydro Pump, Pinch, Wave Breaker, Water Hammer (+ various type-appropriate moves depending on shell, with equivalents depending on type that will switch as type switches)

So how does the shell really work especially with your Gods and Demons spirit pokemon?: Basically at this point I'm thinking the small Hermean picks up actual garbage or hollow whatever and uses it physically as a shell, but as they grow in size/power they start to extract the idea of the shell from hollow things in their environment and therefore support a nonfunctional image of a pokeball the size of a beachball or whatever.

This was hard to do! Superficially I liked the idea of doing a hermit crab whose type changed with its shell but it feels sort of extraneous because the perfect hermit crab pokemon, Crustle, already exists. We out here having fun though.
  1. Psycho Monkey
    Psycho Monkey
    This is my awesome shell. I found it, it's mine, and it gives me power over Fire! Mwahahahahahaha!
    Why?
    It's also a gun.
    So if I pull this trigger will I Fire you?
    ...
    ...
    *BANG!*
    Hermean is blasting off agaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaain! *ding*
    And that is how I met your mother!
    Jul 24, 2018
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  2. Luke The Riolu
    Luke The Riolu
    Jul 24, 2018
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  3. Keleri
    Keleri
    @Luke The Riolu HEY THEY WERE DEAD WHEN WE FOUND THEM

    @ThatJustin’sASpy! I forgot to put my fake type explanations on this image, here you go:

    Fake type alert: Crystal type is based on the fantasy of magical crystals, resonance, synchronicity, reflection etc.

    Currently in my notes the type effectivenesses are: 2x effective versus Ice, Fairy; 0.5x effective versus Fire, Rock, Steel, Crystal, Acid; Takes 2x damage from Fire, Fighting, Steel, Sound, Acid; takes 0.5x damage from Water, Ice, Psychic, Rock, Crystal, Light
    Jul 24, 2018
  4. TheJustinMann
    TheJustinMann
    I like it, but could you tell me what crystal typing is?
    Jul 24, 2018
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  5. Luke The Riolu
    Luke The Riolu
    Well someone just killed Slowbro (And Possibly Omastar)
    Jul 24, 2018
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