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Well, I just finished speaking with an intellectual property lawyer about my work as well as a couple publishers...and...

It's not happening. Publishing is impossible without copyright infringement and spending close to $100,000 to get everything published.

So I guess I don't know where to go from here...if there is even anywhere to go...
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Cottonee-Cotton Fluff/Cotton Ball Pokémon: This title refers to the round, cottony bodies that are possess by these Cottonee.

Whimsicott-Windveilied/Wind-Hidden Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Whimsicott rely on the wind as their primary means of both transportation and evading capture by others and have unique access to powerful Flying-type moves like Hurricane.

Petilil-Bulb/Root Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Petilil are little more than living flower bulbs without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Lilligant-Flowering/Decorative Flower Pokémon: This title refers to the beautiful appearance of the flowers possessed by Lilligant and their popular use as decorative plants in the homes of the rich.

Basculin, Zweilous-Hostile/Violent Pokémon: This title refers to the extremely violent and hostile attitude displayed by these creatures towards others, members of their own species and even themselves in the case of Zweilous.

Sandile, Krokorok-Desert Croc/Desert Crocodile Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are crocodilians that live in desert environments.

Krookodile-Intimidation/Menacing Pokémon: This title refers to the extremely intimidating and voracious nature of Krookodile.

Darumaka-Zen Charm/Daruma Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Darumaka were likely the inspiration behind the creation of daruma dolls and thus share their association with good luck.

Darmanitan-Blazing Pokémon: This title refers to the blazing temperament and spirit possessed by Darmanitan, though their temperament becomes much more complacent and focused if forced into Zen Mode.

Dwebble-Rock Inn/Stone Hermit Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Dwebble livre much like hermit crabs and rely on a rock with a hole made by acid as their home and primary means of defense.

Crustle-Stone Home/Rock Hermit Pokémon: This title is virtually identical to Dwebble’s title and is only slightly different as a result of the much larger stone that Crustle use as their primary means of defense.

Scraggy-Shedding Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Scraggy are constantly shedding their skin and use said skin as their primary means of defense in battle.

Scrafty-Hoodlum/Scoundrel Pokémon: This title refers to the cruel nature of Scrafty and their rogue-like attitudes that seem to emulate if not serve as the inspiration behind American Greaser culture.

Sigilyph-Avianoid/Pseudo-Bird Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that while Sigilyph look and act like birds, they are still artificial automatons and therefore cannot be classified as true birds.

Yamask-Spirit Pokémon: This title refers to the spiritual nature of Yamask without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Cofagrigus-Coffin Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Cofagrigus disguise their bodies as ancient coffins in order to scare and assault humans that would dare enter their territory to loot and desecrated the ancient burial sites of the deceased.

Tirtouga, Carracosta-Prototurtle Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are sea turtles more closely related to ancient relatives of modern specimens who possess a shell structure that is considerably different than what is possessed by modern turtles.

Archen, Archeops-First Bird/Old Bird Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are believed to be related to if not part of the genus Archaeopteryx, and although it is recognized that these creatures were not really the first birds to ever exist (as birds and dinosaurs as a whole are the same thing), the name has stuck as a result of their genus being the first to demonstrate the link between modern birds and dinosaurs.

Trubbish-Trash Bag/Garbage Bag Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Trubbish use garbage bags in order to hold their bodies together.

Garbodor-Trash Heap/Garbage Dump Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Garbodor are so large that the garbage bags that one held them together are now breaking open, allowing them to turn into living garbage heaps with surprisingly deadly toxic powers.

Zorua-Tricky Fox/ Evil Fox Pokémon: The Japanese title for Zorua is a bit of misnomer, as these creatures are not truly evil; if anything, it is their ability to disguise themselves with illusionary power and their Illusion Ability that makes them stand out from other young mammals.

Zoroark-Illusion Fox/Illusory Fox Pokémon: This title refers to the incredible illusion-generating powers Zoroark possess, which serve as their hallmark in battle alongside their Illusion Ability.

Minccino-Chinchilla Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Minccino are related to chinchillas without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Cinccino-Scarf Pokémon: This title refers to the hair that Cinccino wear around their bodies, which is done is a scarf-like form in order to provide both protection and access to unique attacks like Rock Blast and Bullet Seed.

Gothita-Fixation/Stare Pokémon: This title refers to Gothita’s penchant for staring off into space at things that the human eye cannot normally see.

Gothitelle-Astral Body/Heavenly Body Pokémon: This title refers to Gothitelle’s ability to use the power of starlight, brought to them by minute wormholes they generate naturally, as a form of direct power to fuel their Psychic-type abilities.

Solosis-Cell Pokémon: This title refers to the single-cell-based structure that characterizes the anatomy of Solosis.

Duosion-Mitosis Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Duosion are effectively undergoing a super-sized form of mitosis in order to increase their overall power.

Reuniclus-Multiplying/Amplification Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Reuniclus have multiplied the number of super-cells that comprise their body in order to amplify their overall strength, though their ability to utilize psychic power does not seem to increase much as a result of this development.

Swanna-White Bird/Swan Pokémon: This title refers to the white coloration of Swanna and the fact that they are related to swans.

Vanillish-Icy Snow/Ice and Snow Pokémon: This title refers to the Ice-type powers possessed by Vanillish and their penchant for using snow as a freezing weapon in battle.

Vanilluxe-Snowstorm/Blizzard Pokémon: This title refers to Vanilluxe’s penchant for spewing out massive blizzards whenever they become exceptionally aggravated.

Deerling, Sawsbuck-Season Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures’ bodies change color and form in accordance with the passing of the seasons.

Emolga-Sky Squirrel/Flying Squirrel: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are flying squirrels and subsequently have the ability to glide for long distances using the membranous skin flaps on the sides of their bodies.

Karrablast-Clamping/Bite Down Pokémon: This title refers to Karrablast’s penchant for biting down on larger organisms in order to drain their vital fluids for sustenance.

Escavalier-Cavalry Pokémon: This title does not really describe Escavalier themselves, but it does reference the connection between their overall body form and the helmets and body armor worn by militants across the world for centuries.

Frillish, Jellicent-Floating Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creature tend to float along in the oceans minding their own bodies until they spot potential prey near the surface, at which point they will attack forcefully and carry their prey to the deepest depths of the ocean as they drain their life energy away.

Alomomola-Caring/Nursing Pokémon: This title refers to Alomomola’s penchant for finding and caring for sick or inured Pokémon that are stranded out in the sea, using their own body as a protective blanket and healing tonic to make sure their patient recovers to full health quickly.

Joltik-Attaching/Clinging Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Joltik often have to attach themselves to other organisms or sources of artificial electricity in order to acquire the energy they need to use their own Electric-type attacks.

Galvantula-EleSpider/Electric Spider Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Galvantula are related to spiders (though they do not have the required number of appendages needed to really classify them as spiders) and possess the ability to utilize electricity as a weapon for capturing prey.

Ferroseed-Thorn Seed/Spike Seed Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Ferroseed are seeds that possess a spiny outer covering as a form of offense and defense.

Ferrothorn-Thorn Pod/Spike Ball Pokémon: This title refers to the spiny bodies of Ferrothorn and their ability to use large, thorn-covered metallic pods as a means of bludgeoning and crushing opponents to dust.

Klink, Klang, Klinklang-Gear Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that the bodies of these machines are built out of large, sentient gears.

Tynamo, Eelektrik, Eelektross-EleFish/Electric Fish Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are fish that have learned how to use electricity as their primary means of offense when hunting prey and in battle.

Elgyem, Beheeyem-Cerebral/Brain Pokémon: This title refers to the almost brain-like shape of these creatures’ heads and their surprising intelligence towards the manipulation and control of others through psychic power.

Litwick-Candle Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Litwick resemble candles without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Lampent-Lamp Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Lampent resemble lamps without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Chandelure-Luring/Temptation Pokémon: This title refers to the manner in which Chandelure lure victims towards them, waving their arms in a hypnotic fashion that draws others close to them, where they can then rip out their spirit and burn it for energy.

Axew-Tusk Pokémon: This title refers to the large tusks that characterize Axew.

Fraxure, Haxorus-Axe Jaw/Jaw Axe Pokémon: This title refers to the manner in which these creatures use their axe-like tusks to deal damage in battle, pinching them against limbs to severe them (in the case of Haxorus) or at least inflict massive lacerations that can prove to be more than fatal in the right cases.

Cubchoo-Chill/Freezing Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that, while Cubchoo are able to use Ice-type attacks for offense, they are not very gifted at it and cannot reach very low temperatures with their current array of powers.

Beartic-Freezing/Frozen Pokémon: This title refers to Beartic’s ability to freeze their air around them so well that they do so to create ice sheaths for their claws to increase the damage they can do and wear a perpetually-frozen beard of ice near their mouths.

Cryogonal-Crystalizing/Crystal Pokémon: This title refers to the fact Cryogonal are nothing more than sentient bacteria that can create a body of ice that they can then use to attack others and devour prey that contain the viral fluids they need to survive.

Shelmet-Snail Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Shelmet are snails without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Accelgor-Shell Out/Deshelled Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Accelgor have given up their shells in evolution in exchange for incredible agility and a set of moves perfectly suited for a ninja.

Stunfisk-Trap Pokémon: This title refers to the penchant Stunfisk have for lying flat on the bottoms of muddy swamps and rivers and electrifying any prey that unintentionally tread on their flat bodies.

Mienfoo, Mienshao-Martial Arts Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are able to utilize advanced forms of martial arts in order to deal damage in battle.

Golett, Golurk-Automaton/Golem Pokémon: This title refers to the fact these strange creatures were intentionally built as artificial workers and guardians by humans in the ancient past.

Pawniard-Sharp Blade/Sharp Edge Pokémon: This title refers to the sharp blades that adorn the bodies of Pawniard and their use of said blades for offense and even defense.

Bisharp-Sharp Sword/Sword Blade Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Bisharp specialize in using their bladed armatures like swords in order to cut down any opponent that dares to get in their way.

Bouffalant-Bash Buffalo/Headbutt Bull Pokémon: The Japanese title of this species is a bit of a misnomer, as Bouffalant are not bulls; they are bison relatives that specialize in using the massive tuft of hair on their heads as a kinetic sink for delivering head-shattering attacks like their signature move, the Head Charge attack.

Rufflet-Eaglet Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Rufflet are young eagle relatives without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Braviary-Valiant/Daring Pokémon: This title refers to the valiant nature that Braviary possess and their willingness to battle and protect their friends, even if it puts them in extreme danger to do so.

Vullaby-Diapered/Diaper Pokémon: This title refers to the skull that Vullaby wear on their lower bodies as a form of defense.

Mandibuzz-Bone Vulture/Bone Eagle Pokémon: The Japanese title of this species is a bit of a misnomer, as Mandibuzz are not related to eagles but vultures; nonetheless, it is still correct in the sense that they use bones as an important component of both their lifestyle and their attack strategies in battle.

Heatmor-Anteater Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Heatmor are anteaters without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Durant-Iron Ant Pokémon: This title refers to the fact Durant are ants that possess a metallic exoskeleton as a form of protection against predators, though it seems to have been rendered useless by their most prolific predators, Heatmor.

Deino-Irate/Wild Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Deino are unable to see and have not fully-adjusted to this disability, in turn making them extremely irate and violent towards anything that gets even remotely close to them.

Larvesta-Torch Pokémon: This title refers to the torch-like form that Larvesta possess when all of the horns on their bodies are fully ignited as well as a direct reference to the importance of their evolved form, Volcarona, in ancient human society.

Cobalion-Iron will Pokémon: This title refers to the strong willpower possessed by Cobalion and their unwillingness to back down from any opponent that dares to challenge them.

Terrakion-Cavern Pokémon: Although not truly that accurate, this title refers to the fact that Terrakion are commonly found in dark caverns and do not travel to the outside that much unless absolutely necessary.

Virizion-Grassland Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Virizion are mainly found in grasslands or grassy, dark fields hidden in large forests.

Keldeo-Colt/Young Colt Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that, in terms of body form, Keldeo are the legendary Pokémon equivalents of young colts without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Tornadus-Cyclone/Whirlwind Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Tornadus can whip up massive windstorms with their tails with ease and are able to do so more effectively than any other Flying-type Pokémon known.

Thundurus-Bolt Strike/Lightning Strike Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Thundurus are known for being able to generate massive thunderbolts from their tails and launch them with such great accuracy that almost nothing in their field of view is safe from harm.

Landorus-Abundant/Fertility Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Landorus are widely revered as guardians of fertility and in past times have helped human societies grow crops and flourish in environments that otherwise would be too harsh to survive in.

Reshiram-Vast White/White Yang Pokémon: This title refers to the strong association with the Chinese concept of Yang that Reshiram seems to have acquired as a result of modern Chinese interpretations of the beast’s attributes and the powers that make it recognized as the guardian of truth.

Zekrom-Deep Black/Black Yin Pokémon: This title refers to the strong association with the Chinese concept of Yin that Zekrom seems to have acquired as a result of modern Chinese interpretations of the beast’s attributes and the powers that make it recognized as the guardian of ideals.

Kyurem-Boundary Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Kyurem serves as the boundary form between Reshiram and Zekrom and can absorb their powers in order to regain some of the power that was lost to it when it split into three forms millennia ago.

Meloetta-Melody Pokémon: This title refers to the strong connection held between Meloetta and the concept of music, as they were a huge source of influence to early human civilization in the generation and manipulation of music.

Genesect-Paleozoic Pokémon: This title refers to the general age Genesect lived in, though in truth this is a very broad period of time and does not adequately demonstrate the fact that these cyborgs are associated with rock material in the Unova region that is approximately 300 million years old.

Chespin-Spiny Nut/Shelled Chestnut Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Chespin are infected with a mutant chestnut plant and are able to use the tough shell of the mutant plant as a defensive helmet.

Quilladin, Chesnaught-Spiny Armor/Spiky Armor Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are covered in a thick, woody armor that protects them against most forms of direct attack and is covered in spines that can help deter the use of physical attacks by an opponent.

Froakie, Frogadier-Bubble Frog/Foam Frog Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are frogs that specialize in creating and using bubbles as a means for offense and defense.

Bunnelby, Diggersby-Digging/Burrowing Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these rabbits ae best known for their incredible digging skills.

Fletchling-Tiny Robin/Japanese Robin Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Fletchling are small in size and bare a considerably resemblance to the Japanese Robin.

Fletchinder-Ember/Spark Pokémon: This title comes from the fact that Fletchinder gain the ability to use an Ember attack after evolving and are able to create decent sized fires with their otherwise weak Fire-type powers.

Talonflame-Scorching/Raging Fire Pokémon: This title refer to the blazing spirit that Talonflame possess and their ability to effectively scorch anything and everything that gets in the way of their powerful Flare Blitz attack.

Scatterbug, Spewpa-Scatterdust/Powder Blowing Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these young insects, unlike other young Bug-type Pokémon, are able to defend themselves with toxic powders capable of inflicting Paralysis.

Vivillon-Scale Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Vivillon are able to use their wing scales to set a trap for Fire-type Pokémon, in particular referencing their Powder technique.

Litleo-Lion Cub/Young Lion Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are young lion cubs without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Flabébé, Floette-Single Bloom/Single Flower Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these small fairies are connected to a single flower throughout their entire lives and will die if separated from the flower or if the flower itself dies.

Florges-Garden Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Florges are fused directly with the flower that they spent their entire juvenile life with and are generally regarded as loyal guardians of flower fields and gardens that will never let harm come to the plant life they protect without a serious fight.

Skiddo, Gogoat-Mount/Ride Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these goats can be used as effective mounts to travel across rough terrain that might otherwise be dangerous for a human to try and travel across on their own.

Pancham-Playful/Naughty Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Pancham can be a bit on the naughty side but are otherwise enjoyable Pokémon that like to play around with just about anyone.

Pangoro-Daunting/Aggressive Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that, in comparison to Pancham, Pangoro are intimidating creatures that will gladly use their full power to destroy anything that dares to challenge them or get in their way.

Furfrou-Poodle Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Furfrou are poodles without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Espurr-Restraint/Self-Control Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Espurr possess enormous psychic power but heavily restrain said power in order to prevent mass destruction whenever they are startled or are otherwise threatened.

Meowstic-Constraint/Restraint Pokémon: Much like Espurr, this title refers to the fact that Meowstic possess incredible psychic power but hold back most of it in battle to prevent them from causing cataclysmic damage to everything around them.

Honedge, Doublade-Sword Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these monsters are possessed swords without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Aegislash-Royal Sword/Royal Authority Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these monsters are possessed swords that were seen in ancient times as a sign of royal power, as only the strongest in the land could ever hope to control and properly utilize their unique powers.

Spritzee-Perfume Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Spritzee can use perfumes and other odors to manipulate the emotions and status of other organisms.

Aromatisse-Fragrance Pokémon: This title refers to Aromatisse’s ability to use strong fragrances to manipulate other organisms into doing whatever they want.

Swirlix-Cotton Candy Pokémon: This title refers to the sweet and sticky fur that covers Swirlix.

Slurpuff-Meringue/Whipped Cream Pokémon: This title refers to the resemblance Slurpuff bare to certain deserts and their penchant for cooking said deserts for sustenance.

Inkay-Revolving/Rotation Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Inkay must be upside-down for long periods of time in order to evolve and is additionally a reference to their signature move, the Topsy-Turvy technique.

Malamar-Overturning/Reversal Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Malamar are a biological inverse of their pre-evolved form in terms of spatial rotation and possess the opposite demeanor, going from cheerful and friendly to manipulative and malicious; it is additionally a reference to their signature move, the Topsy-Turvy technique.

Binacle-Two-Hand/Two Groups Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Binacle always travel and live together in pairs.

Barbaracle-Collective/Gathering Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Barbaracle are actually comprised of the combined power and intelligence of seven separate Binacle constituents living together as a single, mobile amalgamation.

Skrelp, Dragalge-Mock Kelp/Pseudo Grass Pokémon: This title refer to the fact that these aquatic creatures have evolved a body form that bears a great resemblance to rotting kelp as a form of camouflage.

Clauncher-Water Gun Pokémon: This title refers to the ability of Clauncher to blast out streams of water from their pincers with considerable force.

Clawitzer-Howitzer/Launcher Pokémon: This title refers to the sheer power with which Clawitzer can fire projectile attacks from their right pincer as well as reference to their Ability, Mega Launcher.

Helioptile, Heliolisk-Generator Pokémon: This title refers to the ability these reptiles have to convert solar energy into electrical energy, which they can then utilize to hunt prey and use as both an offensive and tactical tool in battle (thanks in part to their signature move, the Electrify technique).

Tyrunt-Royal Heir/Young Lord Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Tyrunt are still young in age but will eventually grow up to be some of the most powerful wild Pokémon to have ever been resurrected from extinction.

Tyrantrum-Despot/Tyrant Pokémon: This title refers to the brutish and self-glorifying behavior of Tyrantrum, as they treat all they come across as nothing more than subjects beneath them and will rarely ever bow down to a greater force in or out of battle.

Amaura, Aurorus-Tundra Pokémon: This title refers to the likely environment these creatures occupied before going extinct and is further a reference to their amazing Ice-type powers.

Hawlucha-Wrestling Pokémon: This title refers to the odd behavior that Hawlucha exhibit when attacking and their rather unorthodox fighting style that seems to have more in common with wrestling than any other serious fighting style.

Dedenne-Antennae Pokémon: This title refers to the antenna-like whiskers possessed by Dedenne, which allow them to readily comunicate with other Pokémon over vast distances.

Carbink, Diancie-Jewel Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are mostly comprised of Fairlite and possess crystals that are renowned for their beauty and quality, especially in the case of Diancie.

Goomy, Sliggoo-Soft Tissue/Soft Body Pokémon: This title refers to the extremely soft and squishy bodies of these mutant dragons.

Klefki-Key Ring Pokémon: This title refers to the key-ring-like body that Klefki have decided to take on as their way of blending in with nature, though they are consequently better at blending in with human society.

Phantump-Stump Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Phantump are old stumps that have been possessed by the spirits of lost children.

Trevenant-Elder Tree/Old Tree Pokémon: This title comes from the fact that Trevenant are Phantump that have been reincarnated as monstrous trees who actively guard the living creatures that rely on them for shelter and protection.

Pumpkaboo, Gourgeist-Pumpkin Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are effectively spiritual creatures that have either possessed pumpkins (in the case of Pumpkaboo) or actually are pumpkins (in the case of Gourgeist).

Bergmite-Ice Chunk/Ice Flow Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Bergmite resemble large chunks of ice or ice floes without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Noibat, Noivern-Sound Wave Pokémon: This title refers to these beasts’ reliance on sound as both a requirement for navigating dark areas and as a direct weapon in battle.

Xerneas-Life Pokémon: This title refers to the amazing power Xerneas possesses to rejuvenate dead and destroyed organisms with the power of its Fairy Force, bringing life back into the world whenever destruction ravages the land.

Yveltal-Destruction Pokémon: This title refers to the amazing power Yveltal possesses to drain the life energy from any creature that it sees and destroy vast swaths of land as it sees fit whenever it seems that life is growing beyond the control of any other controlling mechanism.

Zygarde-Order Pokémon: This title is only assigned to Zygarde as a result of inscriptions on ancient Kalosian tablets referring to it as the keeper of order in nature, though what is it actually capable when doing this and why it would do it at all is still a mystery.

Hoopa Confined-Mischief Pokémon: This title refers to the mischievous temperament of Hoopa Confined, which is usually enough to deter thieves and other villains while not proving to be a danger to innocent life forms.

Hoopa Unbound-Djinn/Majin Pokémon: This title, aside from being a direct reference to Hoopa Unbound serving as the inspiration behind the djinn of Islamic mythology, refers to the cruel and monstrous temperaments that Hoopa take on when allowed access to their full Unbound power, becoming dangerous forces of destruction that few if any forces are able to control without facing serious danger.

Volcanion-Steam Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that the muscular systems of Volcanion are powered by steam and they are consequently able to utilize steam as a devastating weapon in battle beyond the power available to all other Water and especially Fire-type Pokémon.

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Pokemon Species Titles Part 3
A report on Pokemon Species Titles, Part 3 of 3. Enjoy.
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Shifty-Wicked Pokémon: This title refers to the cruel and wicked demeanor possessed by Shiftry and their poor treatment of anyone that they feel is violating their territory.

Taillow-Tiny Swallow/Small Swallow Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Taillow are swallows and are small in size.

Swellow-Swallow Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Swellow are swallows without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Wingull-Seagull/Black-Tailed Gull Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Wingull are seagulls and bear a resemblance to the Black-Tailed Gull.

Pelipper, Ducklett-Water Bird/Waterfowl Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these birds are waterfowl without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Ralts-Feeling Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Ralts are very sensitive to feelings, which can determine how strong of a Pokémon they will grow up to be.

Kirlia, Mesprit-Emotion Pokémon: For Kirlia, this title refers to the fact that the development of these creatures biologically is heavily dependent upon their emotional state. In the case of Mesprit, however, this title refers to the fact that Mesprit is the creator and guardian of emotions in the Pokémon world.

Gardevoir-Embrace Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Gardevoir tend to be extremely close to their trainers and will embrace them as family as long as their trainer is willing to accept them as more than just another Pokémon on their team.

Gallade-Blade Pokémon: This title refers to the semi-sharp, bladed armatures that characterize Gallade and their fighting styles.

Surskit-Pond Skater/Water Strider Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Surskit bear a great resemblance to water striders in terms of body form.

Masquerain-Eyeball Pokémon: This title refers to the eye spots that characterize the wings of Masquerain.

Slakoth-Slacker/Sloth Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Slakoth are sloths and do almost nothing with their lives on a daily basis.

Vigoroth-Wild Monkey/Rampaging Monkey Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Vigoroth are wild and hot-tempered, but it is a bit of a misnomer as they are not actually primates at all; they just prefer to walk around on two limbs like other primates (particularly humans).

Slaking-Lazy Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Slaking are extremely lazy as a result of their extraordinary power in comparison to other Pokémon.

Nincada-Trainee/Lowest-Class Pokémon: This title refers to the fact Nincada are poor fighters and are only utilized by trainers that are just starting out and that have no access to more powerful Pokémon to battle with.

Ninjask, Greninja-Ninja Pokémon: For Ninjask, this title refers to their extreme agility and capacity to effectively move too fast for the human eye to detect, making them akin to the agile reflexes associated with traditional ninjas. Greninja are similarly fast in their own right, but unlike Ninjask, their tactical actions and strategic mindset are what dominantly classify them as being the Pokémon equivalents of ninjas.

Shedinja-Shed/Husk Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Shedinja are empty shells that have been possessed by wandering spirits.

Whismur-Whisper Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Whismur rarely ever speak above a whisper, only using the full extent of their sonic powers when scared or otherwise startled.

Loudred-Big Voice/Loud Voice Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Loudred are able to use their eras as loudspeakers to heavily amplify the intensity and loudness of their voices.

Exploud-Loud Noise/Noise Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Exploud are able to utilize many different types of sound as concussive weapons far more effectively than any other species of Pokémon recognized.

Makuhita-Guts Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Makuhita are extremely resilient and will fight just about any opponent with grim determination.

Hariyama-Arm Thrust/Palm Thrust Pokémon: The English translation of this title is a bit of misnomer, as it is not the arms of Hariyama that makes them a threat; it is instead their large, broad palms that enable them to deliver devastating Arm Thrust attacks capable of smashing through just about any type of traditional barricade.

Nosepass, Probopass-Compass Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are built much like a compass; while Nosepass must always face north, however, Probopass have a bit more flexibility as a result of a stronger internal electromagnetic field and are thus a bit freer in terms of their actions.

Skitty-Kitten Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Skitty are young cats without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Delcatty-Prim/Prim and Proper Pokémon: This title refers to the prim and obnoxious behavior that characterizes Delcatty and in turn their value towards the richer members of society.

Mawile-Deceiver Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Mawile use their cute looks to lure in prey before using the massive steel-horn complex attached to their heads to bite, crush and dismember their prey into bite-sized chunks that can be chewed easily by their real mouths.

Aron, Lairon, Aggron-Iron Armor Pokémon: This title refers to the thick iron carapace that covers the rocky hides of these beasts and grants them a considerable amount of protection against basic attacks.

Meditite, Medicham-Meditate/Meditation Pokémon: This title refers to the dedication these creatures show towards meditation and its power to help them channel an inner force that is unseen among other Pokémon, which is prominently displayed in the form of their Pure Power Ability.

Manectric-Discharge Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Manectric have a habit of generating thunderstorms wherever they go and can use them to discharge massive amounts of electricity over a fairly wide area.

Plusle, Minun-Cheering Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are better at cheering other teammates along in battle than they are at battling itself.

Volbeat, Illumise-Firefly Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these insects are fireflies without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Budew-Bud Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Budew are little more than buds that have yet to open up and produce flowers.

Roselia-Thorn Pokémon: This title refers to the toxic thorns that are hidden on the bodies and in the flowers of Roselia.

Roserade-Bouquet Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Roserade are mutant Roselia that, due to the way they mutate when undergoing evolution, possess primary limbs that have been rendered as amalgamated masses of flowers and toxic thorns.

Gulpin-Stomach Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Gulpin are little more than stomachs with a few other essential organs included.

Swalot-Poison Bag Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Swalot are effectively little more than stomachs with extremely powerful toxins and a few other vital organs included.

Carvanha-Savage/Ferocious Pokémon: This title refers to the extremely rough and vicious natures possessed by Carvanha towards anything they can make a meal out of.

Sharpedo, Hydreigon-Brutal Pokémon: This title refers to the extremely brutal and monstrous demeanors that these creatures display towards friends, foes and prey alike.

Wailmer-Ball Whale Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Wailmer are whales with a ball-shaped body.

Wailord-Float Whale: This title refers to the fact that Wailord are whales filled with so much empty space that they actually float near the surface of the water when fully-filled with air despite their otherwise incredible size.

Numel-Numb/Thickheaded Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Numel are somewhat dull-witted as a result of the intense heat from their magma chamber interfering with the development of their brain.

Camerupt-Eruption Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Camerupt are prone to erupting whenever they feel angry or need to clean their internal magma chambers of toxins that have built up over time.

Torkoal-Coal Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that the Fire-type powers of Torkoal come from burning coal in their shells.

Spoink-Bounce/Hopping Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Spoink must keep hopping up and down in order to keep their heart beating.

Grumpig, Gothorita-Manipulate Pokémon: This title comes from the fact that these creatures enjoy using their psychic powers to manipulate and control the thoughts of others as a way of defending themselves or otherwise having some wicked fun.

Spinda-Spot Panda Pokémon: This title comes from the fact that Spinda are somewhat related to pandas and are characterized by their spot patterns, of which there are too many variations for any one trainer to collect in a single lifetime.

Trapinch-Ant Pit/Antlion Larva Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Trapinch are related to antlions and display the same vicious behavior associated with the larval form of their associated family, creating conical pits in order to trap and attack prey without giving them any chance to escape.

Vibrava, Palpitoad, Seismitoad-Vibration Pokémon: This title comes from the fact that these creatures rely on sound vibrations to attack and defend themselves with, though the manner in which these sounds are generated are different, as Vibrava will use their wings to create sound while Palpitoad and Seismitoad can use their respiratory systems and modified bodies to generate damaging concussive forces.

Cacnea, Maractus-Cactus Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these plants are cacti without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Cacturne-Scarecrow Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Cacturne are known for simply standing around like scarecrows in the day before moving around at night in search of prey to attack and drain vital fluids out of.

Swablu-Cotton Bird Pokémon: This title refers to the light, cottony wings that Swablu possess.

Altaria-Humming Pokémon: This title refers to the soft, humming noise that Altaria can produce, which is said to be one of the most relaxing and beautiful noises ever produced by an animal in nature.

Zangoose-Cat Ferret/Cat Weasel Pokémon: It is unknown how exactly Zangoose acquired these titles, as they are both horrendously inaccurate; in truth, these creatures are more closely related to the mongoose than anything else. It is possible that the titles are just misnomers that were used to describe them before closer scientific analyses and DNA testing helped to prove their exact lineage.

Seviper-Fang Snake Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Seviper are snakes and are characterized not just by their bladed tails but by the massive fangs they possess in the front of their jaw, which are so large that they can never actually fit inside of their mouths.

Lunatone, Solrock-Meteorite Pokémon: This title is a bit of a misnomer as these creatures have been determined to be of earthly origins; it is possible, then, that this title merely refers to their connection to space and their rocky bodies.

Barboach, Whiscash-Whiskers/Whisker Fish Pokémon: This title refers to the large whiskers that these fish possess that they use for sensory purposes as their eyesight and other senses are rather dull in comparison.

Corphish-Ruffian/Rogue Pokémon: For reasons that are still unclear, the English version of this title has been reversed with that of Crawdaunt. Their Japanese title refers to the fact that these crustaceans are an invasive ecological problem as a result of their ability to quickly adapt to foreign environments, a problem that they have been causing in Japan for decades.

Crawdaunt-Rogue/Ruffian Pokémon: For reasons that are still unclear, the English version of this title has been reversed with that of Corphish. Their Japanese title refers to the fact that Crawdaunt are ruffians that enjoy crowding out large populations of other wild Pokémon just to claim large swaths of territory, only allowing in other members of their species or Corphish.

Baltoy, Claydol-Clay Doll/Clay Figure Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are clay figurines that were brought to life through the application of some alien psychic power whose form and structure remains hidden from modern analyses.

Lileep-Sea Lily Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are crinoids, with “sea lily” being a common vernacular term for this particular group of organisms.

Cradily-Barnacle/Stone Cup Pokémon: The English title of this species is a mistranslation, as the original Japanese title refers to the fact that the main ‘head’ of Cradily is much larger than that of Lileep and is almost cup-shaped; the English title is even more of a misnomer because, unlike most barnacles, these creatures have the ability to move their base around, albeit at a very slow pace.

Anorith-Old Shrimp/Ancient Shrimp Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Anorith are recognized as being the oldest-known documented Pokémon in the fossil record (not counting certain deity-class legendaries) and bear a resemblance to shrimp, much like their other relatives in the genus Anomolacrais.

Armaldo-Plate/Armor Pokémon: This title refers to the thick, plated exoskeleton that Armaldo possess for defense and as a tool for resisting the effects of pressure changes when moving in and out of the water.

Milotic-Tender/Affection Pokémon: This title refers to the calm and caring disposition possessed by Milotic, in stark contrast the violent mannerisms of Pokémon like Gyarados.

Castform-Weather Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Castform are strongly connected to the weather and were in fact originally designed for the purpose of studying weather phenomenon in the Hoenn region.

Kecleon-Color Swap/Color Change Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Kecleon are able to change the color of their bodies instantly and use that to hide or disrupt the strategies of opponents in battle via their unique Color Change Ability.

Shuppet-Puppet/Doll Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Shuppet bear a resemblance to old dolls or puppets.

Banette-Marionette/Stuffed Toy Pokémon: This title refers to legend that states that Banette are the possessed remains of toys and stuffed animals that were abandoned and that now seek to find their last owner in order to wreak their revenge.

Duskull-Requiem/Approaching Death Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Duskull are often seen as punishers of the wicked and signify the end of the line for wicked children and adults alike, plus their skull-like outer form is reminiscent of images of the grim reaper.

Dusclops-Beckon/Beckoning Pokémon: This title comes from the fact that Dusclops are able to absorb anything into their bodies and will sometimes attack those they deem unfit for life in the physical world, hypnotizing them and beckoning them to climb inside of them to meet a gruesome fate.

Dusknoir-Gripper/Grasping Pokémon: It is unknown exactly how Dusknoir acquired this title, but it is possible that it may reference their ability to grab ahold of and take spirits that are lost in the physical world back to the spirit world.

Tropius-Fruit Pokémon: This title refers to the banana fruit that naturally grows on the necks of Tropius.

Chingling-Bell Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Chingling have a bell-shaped body as well as a small ball on the inside that rattles loudly whenever they move around too much.

Chimecho-Wind home Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Chimecho look like traditional Japanese fūrin wind chimes and are able to produce sound in a very similar manner.

Absol-Disaster/Calamity Pokémon: This title refers to the strong association that comes with Absol and massive disasters, though in reality they are not the cause of such events but a warning sign and have thus received a bad reputation for their otherwise helpful mannerisms.

Snorunt-Snow Hat/Snow Umbrella Pokémon: This title refers to the hat-like shroud that covers the ‘heads’ of Snorunt.

Glalie-Face Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Glalie resemble little more than floating balls of ice and rock with faces.

Froslass-Snow Land/Snow Country Pokémon: The exact origins of this title are a bit unclear, but it may reference the legend of the Yuki-onna and their penchant for being found in the snowier lands of Japan.

Spheal-Clap Pokémon: This title references the fact that Spheal enjoy clapping loudly when they are happy or feeling proud of themselves and others.

Sealeo-Ball Roll Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Sealeo enjoy balancing round object on their noses in order to get a better sense of their size, shape, weight and texture.

Walrein-Ice Break/Ice Breaker Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Walrein are well-known for being able to use their large tusks to cleave through ice easily and in turn deliver painful Ice Fang and Crunch attacks in battle.

Huntail-Deep Sea Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Huntail are usually only ever observed living in the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean.

Gorebyss-South Sea Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Gorebyss are usually only observed living in warm, southern ocean waters.

Relicanth-Longevity Pokémon: This title is a bit of misnomer as it does not really reference the life span of Relicanth; rather, it is a reference to their treatment as living fossils, having undergone relatively little change compared to their modern fish brethren for millions of years.

Luvdisc-Rendezvous Pokémon: This title is a bit of an odd one as it does not really reference anything distinct about Luvdisc themselves; instead, it references lore stating that any couple that manages to find a Luvdisc while together will find eternal happiness with one another.

Bagon-Rock Head/Hard-Headed Pokémon: This title refers to the thick muscles that cover the heads of Bagon as a way of protecting themselves as they repeatedly jump off of cliffs in the hopes of flying sometime in the future.

Shelgon-Endurance/Patient Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Shelgon are not the most mobile of creatures and must endure harsh attacks from others over a long period of time in order to survive and eventually evolve into Salamence.

Beldum-Iron Ball Pokémon: This title references the fact that Beldum, in terms of appearance, are little more than a small limb with a round ball on one end, which just happens to be their head.

Metang-Iron Claw Pokémon: This title refers to the addition of movable limbs to Metang after evolution and the ability to use their metallic claws to deal devastating physical damage in battle.

Metagross-Iron Leg Pokémon: This title refers to the addition of two new limbs on the bodies of Metagross after evolution that allow them to walk along the ground as quadrupeds.

Regirock-Rock Peak/Rocky Mountain Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Regirock are built out of rocks and are commonly found at the peaks or interiors of craggy mountains in the wild.

Regice, Avalugg-Iceberg Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creature are built out of extremely dense, thick ice that is so frigid and sturdy that not even the lava can easily put a dent in their frame, much as one might expect in an actual iceberg.

Registeel-Iron Pokémon: This title is a bit of a misnomer as the metal constituting the bodies of Registeel is not made solely of iron, though it is a component of the alloy they are made from and can thus be seen as just a general reference to their metallic construct.

Regigigas-Colossal/Huge Pokémon: This title refers to the incredible size and power of Regigigas in consideration of them being automatons of artificial creation.

Latias, Latios-Eon/Infinity Pokémon: The origin of these titles is still a relative mystery and does not really fit with either Latias or Latios biologically, but it is possible that this title may just be a reference to the aeons of Gnosticism.

Kyogre-Sea Basin/Sea Bed Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Kyogre prefers to live in the dark depths of the ocean near the seabed to hide from others and keep its incredible Drizzle Ability from causing unneeded disturbances in the sky above.

Groudon, Torterra-Continent Pokémon: In the case of Groudon, this title refers to the fact that it is believed in Hoenn mythology that Groudon was the beast responsible for the creation of the continents or at the very least the land that comprises the Hoenn region. For Torterra, it is a reference to the strange environment that has developed on their backs, as it features a complete ecosystem with rocks, grass and a tree and thus makes them look as if they are carrying an entire world on their shells.

Rayquaza-Sky High/Sky Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Rayquaza lives exclusively within the ozone layer and is often treated as a savior and guardian of the skies, being the only creature capable of calming Groudon and Kyogre when the two clash against each other.

Jirachi-Wish Pokémon: This title refers to the incredible ability to grant wishes that Jirachi possess, no matter how odd or outlandish said wishes may be.

Deoxys-DNA Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Deoxys has a body form and genetic makeup that follows the basic rules of DNA construction but are still little more than virus/bacteria hybrids in their current form, challenging preconceived notions of how genetic replication works in viruses and what sort of environmental effects can trigger mutation and to what degree.

Turtwig-Tiny Leaf/New Leaf Pokémon: This title refers to the small green leaf that sprouts from the head of Turtwig as a symbol of their plant affinities.

Grotle-Grove Pokémon: This title refers to the grove-like appearance of a Grotle shell, as a pair of mutant trees have begun to grow on them.

Chimchar-Chimp/Small Monkey Pokémon This title refers to the fact that Chimchar are small primates without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Monferno-Playful/Mischievous Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Monferno tend to be a bit on the rambunctious and mischievous side, though they only tussle with others out of innocent fun.

Piplup, Prinplup-Penguin Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are penguins without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Empoleon-Emperor Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Empoleon resemble emperor penguins, though they do not act in a negative fashion that might otherwise be associated with a more direct interpretation of the title.

Starly, Staravia-Starling Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these birds are closely related to starlings without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Starpator-Predator/Bird of Prey Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Staraptor are birds of prey that specialize in attacking other small Pokémon with extreme force and devouring them with the voracious nature of a true predator.

Bidoof-Plump Mouse/Round Mouse Pokémon: This title is a misnomer as Bidoof are not really related to mice at all; the resemblance is only superficial, though they do have a relatively plump, round body shape.

Bibarel-Beaver Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Bibarel are beavers without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Kricketot, Kricketune-Cricket Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these insects are crickets without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Shinx-Flash Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Shinx are able to discharge electricity in a blinding flash from their fur as a tool of distraction or escape in the wild.

Luxio-Spark Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Luxio specialize in using their Spark attack as their primary means of offense and is the only major Electric-type attack they learn naturally before evolving into Luxray.

Luxray-Gleam Eyes/Glinting Eyes Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Luxray are gifted with the ability to see the world through electrical activity and can in turn detect objects that might otherwise be blocked from sight by a wall or other object.

Cranidos, Rampardos-Head Butt Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures use head-butt based attacks as their primary means of offense in battle and are able to use them to a greater extent than any other species of Pokémon.

Shieldon, Bastiodon-Shield Pokémon: This title comes from the fact that these creatures specialize in using their massive head shields as their primary means of defense in battle and are able to withstand otherwise devastating blows thanks to their rocky, iron-hard frames.

Mothim-Moth/Bagworm Moth Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Mothim are the true adult form of their bagworm relatives (Burmy and Wormadam), as only the males ever mange to mature into fully-grown moths.

Combee-Tiny Bee/Bee Larva Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Combee are little more than a trio of bee larvae that live together as a single unit, bound together in a honeycomb-like body structure.

Vespiquen-Beehive Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Vespiquen effectively possess a hunk of a beehive as part of their bodies and are able to create and house grubs in their lower bodies to use as a offensive and defensive tools in battle.

Pachirisu-EleSquirrel/Electric Squirrel Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Pachirisu are squirrels that are gifted in the ability to naturally produce and utilize electricity as a way of attacking and defending themselves.

Buizel, Floatzel-Sea Weasel Pokémon: This title comes from the fact that these creatures are weasels that have adapted to life out in the open water, especially the sea.

Cherubi-Cherry Pokémon: This title comes from the fact that Cherubi bear a great deal of resemblance to cherries, though they are anatomically quite different.

Cherrim-Blossom/Cherry Blossom Pokémon: In keeping with their pre-evolved form’s resemblance to cherries, this title refers to the adult form of these plants, Cherrim, which come in the form of a bud that is always closed until they exposed to direct sunlight (under which they can open up and access their full array of natural powers).

Shellos, Gastrodon-Sea Slug Pokémon: This title comes from the fact that these creatures are sea slugs without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Drifblim-Blimp Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Drifblim resemble blimps more so than balloons as a result of their larger size when compared to Drifloon.

Buneary, Lopunny-Rabbit Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these mammals are rabbits without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Glameow-Catty/Beguiling Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Glameow are able to use their Hypnosis technique to charm others into doing what they want, only revealing their truly nasty natures when they don’t get their way.

Purugly-Tiger Cat Pokémon: This title is more of a reference to the fur pattern on Purugly than anything else, though their ferocious nature could also be interpreted as being tiger-like.

Stunky, Skuntank-Skunk Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these animals are skunks without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Bronzor-Bronze Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Bronzor are made dominantly out of bronze.

Bronzong-Bronze Bell Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Bronzong are made dominantly out of bronze and possess a body shape that is reminiscent of old bronze bells designed for religious purposes.

Chatot-Music Note Pokémon: This title refers to the lovely singing voices of Chatot as well as the shape of their head crest and their ability to learn and speak just about any language, Pokémon or human.

Spiritomb-Forbidden/Sealed Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Spiritomb are the result of 108 spirits being bound to an Odd Keystone for all eternity, an action committed in the hopes of preventing their forbidden powers from ever causing mass panic in the world again.

Gible-Land Shark Pokémon: This title refers to the shark-shaped body that Gible possess despite being completely land-based.

Gabite, Druddigon-Cave Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these dragons live exclusively in caves and only ever leave their abodes to hunt for prey or, in the case of Gabite, to hunt for treasure.

Garchomp-Mach Pokémon: Although Garchomp should technically not be able to fly, their scale structure and streamlined design enable them to glide extremely effectively and have been known to even move at Mach speeds, in turn explaining their otherwise abnormal species title.

Riolu-Emanation/Ripple Pokémon: This title refers to the ability of Riolu to see the world through aura and emotional energy, though they are unable to focus their own auras into anything more than a ripple in the air.

Lucario-Aura/Wave Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Lucario are able to manipulate and use aura waves to both observe the world around them and as a weapon in battle.

Hippopotas-Hippo Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Hippopotas are hippos without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Hippowdon-Heavyweight Pokémon: This title refers to the immense size and weight of Hippowdon in comparison to Hippopotas, though why these creatures have earned this title while there are still heavier Pokémon out there is unclear.

Skorupi-Scorpion Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Skorupi are scorpions without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Drapion-Ogre Scorpion/Monster Scorpion Pokémon: This title, as with Skorupi, refers to the fact that Drapion are scorpions but are additionally large and extremely menacing in comparison to their pre-evolved form.

Croagunk, Toxicroak-Toxic Mouth/Poison Stab Pokémon: This title refers to the way in which these creatures churn their poison in their cheeks or a poison sack in their throat (in the case of Toxicroak) and pump their venom into specially-designed digits on their upper limbs that they then use to deliver powerful Poison-type attacks like Poison Jab.

Carnivine-Bug Catcher Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Carnivine are closely related to the Venus flytrap and specialize in using their powerful mouths and digestive juices to dissolve living insect prey for nutrition.

Finneon-Wing Fish Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Finneon possess wing-like tail fins.

Lumineon-Neon Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Lumineon actively use their ability to generate light to hunt for prey near the bottom of the ocean (unlike Finneon, who are not properly designed for that kind of predation) and glow bright colors much like a neon sign in the inky darkness.

Snover, Abomasnow-Frost Tree/Frost-Covered Tree Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are related to evergreens and are characterized by their tree-like form and the white, icy coating that covers most of their bodies.

Rotom-Plasma Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Rotom are effectively living balls of plasma that enjoy possessing electronics and causing mischief for the sake of innocent fun.

Uxie-Knowledge Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Uxie is said to be the creator and guardian of knowledge in the Pokémon world.

Azelf-Willpower/Will Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Azelf is the creator and guardian of willpower in the Pokémon world.

Dialga-Temporal/Tine Pokémon: This title serves to classify Dialga as the creator and living manifestation of time.

Palkia-Spatial/Space Pokémon: This title serves to classify Palkia as the creator and living manifestation of space.

Giratina-Renegade/Rebellious Pokémon: This title is actually a bit of a misnomer, as it suggests that Giratina was separated from the rest of the universe and forced into the Distortion World because it was evil and defied the might of Arceus. In truth, however, this does not seem to be plausible, as Giratina does not show any hostility towards other life forms as it travels between the physical world and the Distortion World. The only creatures it is truly antagonistic towards are Dialga and Palkia, and it could be surmised that this is because they had control over the two most fundamental aspects of the universe while Giratina was made to create and serve as the living embodiment of dark matter (and not antimatter, contrary to popular belief), which is vital to the existence of the universe but it otherwise ignored because it is unobservable (at least to us). It therefore may have grown jealous over this and attacked its brethren over having to rule over something that few intelligent creatures could appreciate (hence the lack of religions or cultural practices dedicated to its existence), leading to its banishment. The truth still remains a mystery, but it can still be said that its title is still not one that it truly deserves.

Heatran-Lava Dome/Caldera Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Heatran live predominantly in the hottest and most violent parts of volcanoes and are dependent upon the high temperatures to survive as a result of their radical and seemingly impossible biology.

Cresselia-Lunar/Crescent Moon Pokémon: This title refers to the strange powers of Cresselia and their connection with the crescent moon.

Phione-Sea Drifter/Ocean Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Phione are related to cliones and do little with their lives except float along with the ocean currents and feed on any microorganisms that may pass by them in the water.

Manaphy-Seafaring/Migration Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Manaphy, though often times born in the cold depths of the ocean floor, will migrate for as long as they need in order to reach warm ocean environments where they can live in peace, seeing as they really do not have to worry about reproducing in the wild (though they can be mated with Ditto in captivity in order to produce more Phione).

Darkrai-Pitch-Black/Darkness Pokémon: This title refers to the dark coloration of these beasts and their association with darkness and nightmares, though in truth they get more a negative reputation for their nightmare-producing powers than they deserve.

Shaymin-Gratitude Pokémon: This title refers to the strong association Shaymin have with the Gracidea flower, which is commonly given to others as a sign of gratitude.

Arceus-Alpha/Creator Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Arceus is considered to be the creator of the universe in Sinnoh mythology, and while it is far from certain if such a true high-deity or God exists at all, it is hard to ignore the incredible power that Arceus possesses and its absolute dominance over every single life form that dares to get in its way.

Victini-Victory Pokémon: This title is a direct reference to the signature Ability of Victini, Victory Star, and their ability to increase the overall performance of ally Pokémon in battle to the point of practically guaranteeing victory.

Snivy, Servine-Grass Snake Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are snakes that have been infected with a parasitic plant that grants them Grass-type powers.

Serperior-Regal/Royal Pokémon: This title refers to the regal attitude of Serperior and their unwillingness to battle anyone seriously unless they feel that their opponent is a worthy challenger.

Tepig, Pignite-Fire Pig Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these mammals are pigs and are able to use Fire-type attacks as their primary means of offense.

Emboar-Mega Fire Pig/Big Fire Pig Pokémon: This title is virtually the same as that of Emboar’s pre-evolved forms; the only difference comes in their large size and deceptive physical strength.

Oshawott-Sea Otter Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Oshawott are sea otters without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Dewott-Discipline/Training Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Dewott are in an adolescent state and are training themselves to be masters of their preferred fighting style.

Samurott-Formidable/Dignified Pokémon: This title refers to the dignified attitude of Samurott and the aura of respect and intimidation that they give off in the heat of battle.

Watchog-Lookout/Vigilant Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Watchog are very cautious of their surroundings and will keep vigilant watch over their territory to make sure that no one dares to enter without being given a warning to leave, lest they face severe retaliation.

Herdier-Loyal Dog/Faithful Dog Pokémon: This title refers to the calm and respectful nature that Herdier possess towards their owner and their willingness to help their owner in any situation they deem fitting.

Stoutland-Big-Hearted/Tolerant Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Stoutland are extremely loyal towards their owners and will help them raise other Pokémon as needed, even if the Pokémon they are helping train are exceptionally weak or otherwise disobedient.

Purrloin-Devious/Ill-Natured Pokémon: This title refers to the sneaky and devious behavior that Purrloin display when stealing things that do not belong to them.

Liepard-Cruel Pokémon: This title refers to the cruel demeanor that Liepard normally show to people and Pokémon alike that they deem unworthy of being in their company.

Pansage-Grass Monkey Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Pansage are primates that have been infected with a mutant plant that grants them the ability to utilize Grass-type powers in and out of battle.

Simisage-Thorn Monkey Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Simisage are primates and are best-recognized for their thorny tails.

Pansear-High Temperature Pokémon: This title refers to the high body temperatures possess by Pansear.

Simisear-Ember/Sparks Pokémon: This title refers to Simisear’s penchant of scattering hot embers from their head when in a battle scenario or when aggravated in an overall sense.

Panpour-Spray/Water Splash Pokémon: This title refers to the Water-type powers of Panpour and their habit of spraying others with water from their tails just for the fun of it.

Simipour-Geyser/High Water Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Simipour can blast pressurized water out of their tails with such force that they can effectively punch through concrete.

Munna-Dream Eater Pokémon: This title comes from the fact that Munna eat dreams for sustenance just like the members of the Drowzee family and Musharna, with this title being assigned due to a lack of other significant factors to describe.

Musharna-Drowsing/Trance Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Musharna always seem to be in a relaxed, trance-like state that increases the overall power of their Psychic-type attacks and techniques.

Pidove-Tiny Pigeon/Small Pigeon Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Pidove are closely related to pigeons and are small in size.

Tranquill-Wild Pidgeon Pokémon: This title refers to the fact Tranquill are pigeon relatives that have bene studied more so in the context of their wild environment than in captivity.

Unfezant-Proud/Pride Pokémon: This title refers to the proud nature possessed by male Unfezant and their penchant for wildly swinging their crests to ward off attackers, though in truth the crests are too delicate to actually be used for combat in any sense.

Blitzle-Electrified Pokémon: This title simply refers to the fact Blitzle possess electrified bodies and are able to use their bodies to flash lights that can be used to transmit messages from afar.

Roggenrola-Mantle Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Roggenrola are believed to originate from a spot close to the mantle relative to the surface, as their composition suggests that they originated from deep down in the crust.

Boldore-Ore Pokémon: This title refers to the crystal growths that protrude from Boldore as a result of their internal core leaking out of their body; these crystals can be mined like ore, but Boldore will usually put up quite a fight before they will let anyone even try to take a crystal from their bodies.

Gigalith-Compressed/High Pressure Pokémon: This title refers to the extremely tempered bodies of Gigalith as a result of deep compression, making them extremely difficult to damage with direct physical attacks.

Swoobat-Courting Pokémon: This title refers to the courtship rituals that characterize Swoobat and make them stand out from similar mammals.

Excadrill-Subterrene/Deep Earth Pokémon: This title refers to an Excadrill’s ability to tunnel through the earth to extremely high depths for a mammal as a result of their metallic claws and head guard.

Audino-Hearing Pokémon: This title refer to Audino’s ability to use their feelers to feel the heartbeats of other creatures as they care for them and bring them back to full health if injured.

Timburr, Gurdurr, Conkeldurr-Muscular Pokémon: This title refers to the enormous muscles that these creatures possess and their ability to use those muscles to deliver devastating physical attacks in battle, even if they grow so large that they make it almost impossible to walk around as in the case of Conkeldurr.

Throh-Judo Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Throh specialize in using Judo as their primary fighting style in battle.

Sawk-Karate Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Sawk specialize in using Karate as their primary fighting style in battle.

Sewaddle-Sewing Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Sewaddle are able to use their sticky silk to create clothes for themselves and repair any damage down to the cloak that they wear.

Swadloon-Leaf-Wrapped/Forest Cloak Pokémon: This title refers to the leafy shroud that Swadloon wear as their primary means of defense.

Leavanny-Nurturing/Child-Raising Pokémon: This title refers to the motherly instincts of Leavanny and their penchant for caring for other infant Pokémon even if they are not their actual children.

Venipede-Centipede Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Venipede are centipedes without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Whirlipede-Curlipede/Cocoon Centipede Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Whirlipede have rolled up into a ball and turned their bodies into cocoons in preparation for evolution into their adult form.

Scolipede-Megapede/Mega Centipede Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Scolipede are centipedes and are extremely large in size.

Professor Wormwood
Pokemon Species Titles Part 2
A report on Pokemon Species Titles, Part 2 of 3. Enjoy.
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A Pokémon species title refers to a short title that is designed to give a very brief description of one of if not several important pieces of classifying information that describe the anatomy or powers of a specific Pokémon. Unfortunately, due to translation errors or misconceptions about the physical features of specific species of Pokémon, these titles often times do not adequately describe them and are rarely ever consulted for true, valuable information. Nonetheless, these titles can still tell interesting information about a Pokémon and are a great way to observe how different cultures scientifically observe and classify Pokémon, sometimes even offering some meaning or data that might not otherwise be apparent from just looking at a Pokémon or observing it in battle. This list will cover the meanings and purpose behind all known species titles and will note translation differences or errors between titles constructed or translated by English-speaking nations and Japanese equivalents that may explain some of the odder titles that have been assigned to Pokémon as a result of differences in culture and classification schemes.


LIST OF POKEMON SPECIES NAMES

Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Sunkern-Seed Pokémon: In the case of the members of the Bulbasaur family, this title refers to the seed that is planted on their backs shortly after birth which eventually sprouts into the enormous parasitic plant that comes to dominate their form as they grow. For Sunkern, this title simply refers to the fact that they are sentient seeds.

Charmander-Lizard Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Charmander are reptiles, specifically lizards.

Charmeleon, Charizard, Flareon, Moltres, Infernape-Flame Pokémon: This title refers to the powerful flames that often lick across the bodies of these beasts or, in the case of Flareon, is just a direct reference to their Fire-type powers.

Squirtle-Tiny Turtle/Young Turtle Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Squirtle are turtles and are small in size.

Wartortle-Turtle Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Wartortle are turtles without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Blastoise, Kabuto, Kabutops-Shellfish/Shell Pokémon-The English title of these creatures is a mistranslation, with the correct title being the Japanese title of the Shell Pokémon, which refers to the hard shell possessed by Blastoise and the thick exoskeleton possessed by Kabuto and Kabutops.

Caterpie, Wurmple-Worm/Caterpillar Pokémon: The English title of these creatures is a mistranslation as neither of these creatures are worms; they are actually the caterpillar stage of two different Bug-type Pokémon families.

Metapod, Kakuna, Silcoon, Cascoon-Cocoon/Chrysalis/Pupa (for Kakuna) Pokémon-This title refers to the fact these creatures are effectively the chrysalis or pupa stage of development in their respective Pokémon families.

Butterfree, Beautifly-Butterfly Pokémon: This title refers to the fact these insects are classified as butterflies without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Weedle-Hairy Bug/Hairy Caterpillar Pokémon-This title refers to the fact that Weedle are caterpillar-like in form but are slightly different in that they are covered with tiny hairs that aid in movement and the detection of objects close to their bodies.

Beedrill-Poison Bee Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Beedrill are bees that have the ability to use potent toxins as a weapon.

Pidgey, Spearow, Natu-Tiny Bird/Small Bird Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these Pokémon are birds and are small in size.

Pidgeotto, Pidgeot-Bird Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Pidgeotto and Pidgeot are birds without any other major distinguishing point to describe.

Rattata, Raticate, Pikachu, Raichu, Sandshrew, Sandslash-Mouse Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these Pokémon are either all related to mice or possess bodily characteristics that seem mouse-like. In the case of the members of the Sandshrew family, this means that their species name is effectively a misnomer as they are not closely related to mice at all.

Fearow-Beak Pokémon: This title refers to the long, pointed beak that characterizes Fearow.

Ekans-Snake Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Ekans are snakes without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Arbok-Cobra Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Arbok resemble cobras despite the fact that their evolutionary development forces them to be classified as a separate type of snake altogether (as Ekans are designed to look more like rattlesnakes for defense).

Pichu-Tiny Mouse Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Pichu are related to mice just like their evolved forms and are small in size.

Nidoran♀, Nidorina, Nidoran♂, Nidorino-Poison Pin/Poison Needle Pokémon: This title refers to the small, toxic barbs that dot the hides of these Pokémon as both an offensive and defensive tool.

Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Rhydon, Rhyperior-Drill Pokémon: This title, in the case of Rhydon and Rhyperior, refers to the fact that they can rotate their central horn like a drill; it is currently unknown how Nidoqueen and Nidoking acquired the title, but it may have been derived from their effectiveness in using the Horn Drill attack when it was available as a TM in Silph Co.’s 1st generation line of TMs.

Cleffa, Staryu-Star Shape Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures possess a body that is star-shaped, whether the appearance is by design (in the case of Staryu) or coincidental (in the case of Cleffa).

Clefairy, Clefable, Snubbull, Granbull-Fairy Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are Fairy-types without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Vulpix, Ninetales, Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox-Fox Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these Pokémon are all considered to be foxes without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Igglybuff, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Qwilfish, Drifloon-Balloon Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are able to inflate their bodies like balloons either as a means of defense, a lifestyle choice (in the case of Drifloon) or as a direct method of increasing the damage they can deal with certain attacks.

Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Woobat-Bat Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are bats without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Oddish, Gloom-Weed Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these plants often remain partially buried in the ground and are easily mistaken for weeds unless they are pulled, in which case they will unleash their potent toxic powders in defense.

Vileplume, Bellossom, Bellsprout-Flower Pokémon: In the case of Vileplume and Bellossom, this title refers to the large flowers that dominate their anatomy and serve as their primary means of defense. It is unknown how Bellsprout came to acquire this title, as while it can produce flowers, they are not very prominent and only last about two weeks after they open before they wilt and fall off.

Paras, Parasect, Shroomish, Breloom, Foongus, Amoonguss-Mushroom Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are dominantly mushrooms or, in the case of Paras and Parasect, are at the mercy of a parasitic fungus that comes to dominate and ultimately control their bodies without their consent.

Venonat-Insect Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Venonat are insects without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Venomoth, Dustox-Poison Moth: This title refers to the fact that Venomoth and Dustox are moths that specialize in using toxic powders as a means of defense and occasionally offense.

Diglett, Dugtrio, Drilbur-Mole Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are moles without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Meowth- Scratch Cat/Monster Cat Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Meowth are cats that are known for using their claws as their primary means of offense and possess bizarre powers (namely their Pay Day attack) that go beyond the capabilities of similar creatures.

Persian-Classy Cat/Siamese Cat Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Persian are cats similar in appearance to Siamese cats and are known for only obeying strong owners, often times being viewed as a symbol of wealth and power.

Psyduck, Golduck-Duck Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are ducks without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Mankey, Primeape-Pig Monkey Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are technically considered to be primates but are distinguished by their pig-like snouts.

Growlithe, Lillipup-Puppy Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these Pokémon are young canines and often times treated as pets by young children.

Arcanine-Legendary Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that, while Arcanine are not truly considered legendary Pokémon, they were once seen and treated as such by the Chinese; this is because, despite having large populations of Growlithe in the wild, the country is marked by an extreme paucity of Fire Stones which makes these creatures exceedingly rare and hard to find.

Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Tympole-Tadpole Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are tadpoles without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Politoed-Frog Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Politoed are frogs without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam-Psi/Telekinesis Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are dominantly recognized for their incredible psychic powers without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Machop, Machoke, Machamp-Superpower/Superhuman Strength Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are best-recognized for their incredible strength, which far exceeds what any normal human is capable of.

Weepinbell, Victreebel-Flycatcher Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these plants are related to pitcher plants and are well-known for luring in small insects and other creatures into their mouths (which are actually modified leaves) before dousing them in acid and digesting them for nutrients.

Tentacool, Tentacruel-Jellyfish Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are jellyfish without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Geodude, Graveler-Rock Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are effectively living rocks without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Golem-Megaton Pokémon: This title refers not to the actual mass of Golem but is an overzealous (and scientifically inaccurate) expression of the sheer amount of momentum these creatures can build up while rolling around and the subsequent force they can apply when colliding with an object.

Ponyta, Rapidash-Fire Horse Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are horses that are more often than not cloaked in intense flames as a result of their Fire-type powers.

Slowpoke-Dopey/Stupid Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Slowpoke are very slow-moving and slow-thinking as a result of weakened nerve connections in their bodies; contrary to their Japanese title, they are not actually what one could call ‘stupid’.

Slowbro-Hermit Crab Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that immediately after evolving, Slowbro gain the ability to use a Withdraw technique by partially retracting their bodies into the Shellder that is now clamped onto their tails, much as a hermit crab would do when being attacked.

Slowking, Pyroar-Royal/Monarch Pokémon: For Slowking, this title refers to the fact that they are considered to be so rare and intelligent in comparison to the other members of the Slowpoke family that they are the cream of the crop and rule over all others with their vast intellect…though in truth the name is realistically a misnomer as Slowking do not demonstrate an elitist behavior, leaving an explanation only in the context of their vernacular name. Pyroar, on the other hand, demonstrate behavior that more than demonstrate their positons as royalty and will treat those they see as below them with great contempt, fighting to ensure that they and only they rule their habitat of choice.

Magnemite, Magneton-Magnet Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these machines use magnets attached to their bodies and magnetism in general to attack and defend themselves.

Magnezone- Magnet Area/Magnetic Field Pokémon: This title is similar to the one given to its pre-evolved forms, but it is classified as being different because the effective range of a Magnezone’s magnetic field is much, much greater than that of Magnemite or Magneton and enables them to attack and defend themselves over an extremely wide area of land.

Farfetch’d-Wild Duck/Spot-Billed Duck Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Farfetch’d are, as one might imagine, wild ducks and bear a resemblance to the Spot-billed Duck.

Doduo-Twin Bird Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Doduo are birds that possess two heads.

Dodrio-Triple Bird/Triplet Bird Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Dodrio are birds that possess three heads.

Seel, Dewgong-Sea Lion Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are related to sea lions without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Grimer, Muk: Sludge Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are effectively nothing more than living piles of sludge controlled by mutated amoebas that possess sentience as a collective mind.

Shellder, Cloyster, Clamperl-Bivalve Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are bivalves without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Gastly, Haunter-Gas/Gaseous Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that the bodies of these creatures are dominantly comprised of gas.

Gengar-Shadow Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Gengar specialize in hiding in the shadows of others and scaring them in order to easily secure life energy for sustenance.

Onix-Rock Snake Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Onix possess bodies that are mostly made out of rock and grant them a snake-like body form.

Steelix-Iron Snake Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Steelix possess bodies that are dominantly made out of metals like iron and possess a snake-like body form.

Drowzee, Hypno-Hypnosis Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creature are best known for their use of hypnosis and associated psychic powers to haggle and incapacitate opponents.

Krabby-River Crab/Freshwater Crab Pokémon: This title is a bit of a misnomer, as while Krabby are crabs and are known to be found in freshwater rivers and large bodies of water, they can also be found among oceanic environments; the name most likely arose as a result of them being more common in freshwater bodies of water in the Kanto region where they were first described.

Kingler, Scizor-Pincer Pokémon: In the case of Kingler, this title refers to the enormously large pincer on their left front-most limb that grants them incredible physical strength and the most powerful Crabhammer attack out of all Pokémon. For Scizor, this title references the pincers they possess on their upper limbs as a means of both offensive might and intimidation.

Voltorb, Electrode-Ball Pokémon: This title refers to the fact these creatures are ball-shaped, just like the capture devices that they were designed to mimic, without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Exeggcute, Chansey-Egg Pokémon: In the case of Exeggcute, this title is a misnomer as while these creatures do resemble eggs, they are actually immature seeds. Chansey possess this title as a result of the egg that they carry with them everywhere and its importance in their natural life cycle.

Exeggutor-Coconut Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are related to coconut palms without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Cubone-Lonely Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Cubone often have to live on their own without any support from their mother because most female Marowak end up dying in the process of childbirth.

Marowak-Bone Keeper/Bone Lover Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Marowak use bones as their primary means of offense in battle (and are subsequently masters of their use in melee combat) and will rarely ever use any of their other available moves unless absolutely called for.

Tyrogue-Scuffle Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Tyrogue never give up in battle and are always eager for a fight, even if they are in too poor of a medical state to put up much of a fight.

Hitmonlee-Kicking/Kick Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Hitmonlee are masters of kick-based attacks and will rarely use anything else as a form of offense in battle.

Hitmonchan-Punching/Punch Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Hitmonchan are masters of fist-based attacks and will rarely use anything else as a form of offense in battle.

Hitmontop-Handstand/Headstand Pokémon: The English title for this species is a bit of a mistranslation, as Hitmontop do not actually use their hands that much to support themselves; instead, they rely on their pointed head to spin like a top and utilize moves with increased priority to deal damage and heckle the opposition.

Lickitung, Lickilicky- Licking Pokémon: This title refers to the long tongues possessed by these creatures and their penchant for licking everything around them as their primary means of interacting with the world.

Koffing, Weezing-Poison Gas Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Koffing and Weezing are little more than living sacks of toxic gas that specialize in using said gas as a means of offense and defense.

Rhyhorn-Spikes Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that the hides of Rhyhorn are covered in spine-like protrusions that can cause a great deal of pain if forcefully impacted into a target.

Happiny-Playhouse/Playing House Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures enjoy playing with other Pokémon on almost any occasion, even if the Pokémon they wish to play with is extremely dangerous to their own life or the life of their trainer.

Blissey, Togetic-Happiness Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are strongly associated with emotions of joy and happiness.

Tangela, Tangrowth-Vine/Tendril Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are covered in long vines that shield most of their true bodies and serve as their primary means of interacting with the world.

Kangaskhan-Parent/Parent and Child Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Kangaskhan are marsupials that carry their young with them everywhere and are extremely protective of said offspring.

Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Salamence, Goodra-Dragon Pokémon: For most of the Pokémon under this title, it refers directly to the fact that they are Dragon-types without any other major distinguishing points to describe. The only reason why Horse and Seadra are also assigned this title is because they still have the genes needed to be classified as Dragon-types and can learn Dragon-type moves naturally; the only problem is that some of these genes are inactive and will not be rendered fully active until Seadra begin to evolve into Kingdra.

Goldeen, Seaking-Goldfish Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are goldfish without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Starmie-Mysterious Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that the behavior and manner in which Starmie interact with the world is bizarre and their life functions, including the exact emotional meanings behind the different colors their core flashes and their development of intelligent thought, has created questions among the scientific community that have yet to be fully answered.

Mime Jr.-Mime Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Mime Jr. enjoy using pantomime to mimic the actions of others.

Mr. Mime-Barrier Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Mr. Mime are best known for their ability to create barrier walls out of air.

Scyther-Mantis/Praying Mantis Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Scyther possess a body structure similar to what is seen in a praying mantis.

Smoochum-Kiss Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Smoochum dominantly use their lips as a tool for interacting with the world, as it is the only part of their body that is fully-developed when they are initially born.

Jynx-Human Shape/Humanoid Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Jynx possess a body that is very human-like in its shape and proportions and are readily observed displaying human-like behaviors.

Elekid, Electabuzz, Zapdos-Electric/Electric Shock (in the case of Electabuzz and Zapdos) Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these Pokémon are Electric-types that enjoy using their powers to electrify anything that gets in their way.

Electivire, Zebstrika-Thunderbolt/Thunder and Lightning (in the case of Zebstrika) Pokémon: While this title works perfectly for Electivire as it describes their love for using powerful Thunderbolt attacks to electrify opponents, it is a bit of a misnomer for Zebstrika as they cannot learn that attack naturally, in turn leaving it as just a general description of their Electric-type powers.

Magby-Live Coal Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Magby are not extremely dangerous Fire-types on their own but can be a slight hazard in general as hot embers dribble out of their mouths as they breathe, burning others with the same intensity one might expect from a hot coal.

Magmar-Spitfire/Fire-Blowing Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Magmar will often spit large streams of fire from their mouths in a battle situation in order to raise the ambient temperature to a level that is comfortable for them and their Fire-type powers, often times going beyond what other Pokémon are able to physically handle.

Magmortar-Blast/Explosion Fume Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Magmortar are able to launch powerful Fire-type attacks from their arms like pressurized cannons, literally sending out blasts of intense heat that can scorch most other Pokémon in an instant.

Pinsir-Stag Beetle Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Pinsir are closely related to normal stag beetles and possess a body form that generally matches that of their insect relatives, even if their pincers are heavily modified by comparison.

Tauros-Wild Bull/Rampaging Bull Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Tauros are bulls that tend to act extremely aggressive and are too wild and rambunctious to easily control.

Miltank-Milk Cow/Dairy Cow Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Miltank are cows that are often used in the production of fine, higher-class dairy products than what traditional cows can be used to produce.

Magikarp, Feebas-Fish Pokémon-This title refers to the fact that these creatures are fish without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Gyarados-Atrocious Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Gyarados possess an extremely aggressive and overall atrocious behavior that only the strongest of trainers will ever be able to control.

Lapras-Transport Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Lapras are best-known for their willingness to act as transport vehicles for people and Pokémon of all types out of the kindness of their hearts.

Ditto-Transform/Transformation Pokémon: This title refers to the ability Ditto have to Transform into any other Pokémon or object they desire while being unable to do anything else to attack or defend themselves.

Eevee-Evolution Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Eevee, due to their unstable genetics, are able to evolve into a total of eight different Pokémon depending upon their current status and surrounding environment.

Vaporeon-Bubble Jet/Foam-Spitting Pokémon: It is not clear exactly what this title is really supposed to mean as Vaporeon cannot learn any Water-type moves naturally that involve bubbles; the only possible explanation is that this is used to describe the trail of bubbles they may leave in the water when hiding in a ‘dissolved’ state if they are unable to extract enough oxygen from the water to breathe properly and are in turn struggling for air.

Jolteon, Electrike-Lightning Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these Pokémon are Electric-types without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Espeon, Sunflora, Volcarona-Sun Pokémon: This title refers to a strong connection between these creatures and the sun, whether it be literal (in the case of Sunflora and Espeon, the latter of which can naturally learn the Morning Sun technique) or metaphorical (namely Volcarona’s use as a source of light in the face of volcanic, sun-blocking ash clouds and acid rain clouds).

Umbreon-Moonlight Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that moonlight affects the overall power of Umbreon and in turn the Moonlight technique that they learn naturally.

Leafeon-Verdant/Fresh Verdure Pokémon: This title refers to the bright green, grassy coloration and body form of Leafeon and the abnormalities in their appearance that come about as a result of them being animal/plant hybrids.

Glaceon, Vanillite-Fresh Snow: In the case of Glaceon, this title refers to the fact that these creatures possess impressive Ice-type powers and are a fresh start from the otherwise plain-Normal-type assignment of Eevee, in turn coming off as a ‘fresh snow’ in the Ice-type world. For Vanillite, this title merely references their habit of appearing out of nowhere whenever there is freshly-fallen snow on the ground.

Sylveon-Intertwining/Association Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Eevee will only evolve into Sylveon if they have access to at least one Fairy-type move and display a moderately strong bond of affection with their trainer.

Porygon, Porygon2, Porygon-Z-Virtual Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are effectively living computer code brought into reality with the aid of virtual reality and primitive 3D printing technology and are able to exist both in cyberspace and the physical world.

Omanyte, Omastar-Spiral Pokémon: This title refers to the spiral shape of these creatures’ shells, which are highly characteristics of ammonites and their ancestors, the nautiloids.

Aerodactyl-Fossil Pokémon: While Aerodactyl is obviously not the only type of Fossil Pokémon in existence, it was the very first to be resurrected and released into modern ecosystems, hence why Aerodactyl and they alone possess this species title.

Munchlax-Big Eater/Gluttonous Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Munchlax are effectively always hungry and will do just about anything to obtain food to try and satiate their otherwise unconquerable hunger.

Snorlax-Sleeping/Dozing Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Snorlax spend most of their life asleep and are almost impossible to wake without some form of extreme force or the right type of music, such as that produced by a Poké Flute.

Articuno-Freeze Pokémon: This title refers to the icy powers of Articuno and their ability to effectively freeze other Pokémon solid with a devastating combination of Mind Reader and Sheer Cold moves.

Mewtwo-Genetic Pokémon: This title refers to the manner in which Mewtwo was created and its ties to the process of genetic manipulation and recombining.

Mew-New Species Pokémon: This title is a misnomer, as it was only given to Mew upon its first modern discovery since it had been so elusive before that it had not been seen in millennia and was thus assumed to just be a myth, marking its discovery as one of finding a ‘never-before-seen’ organism.

Chikorita, Bayleef-Leaf Pokémon: This title refers to the large central leaf that is seen sprouting from the heads of these creatures.

Meganium-Herb Pokémon: This title is a misnomer as Meganium are not herbs nor do they produce any; the only explanation behind this title is that fallen petals from a Meganium can be crushed and turned into a medicinal powder much like an herb would.

Cyndaquil-Fire Mouse Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Cyndaquil look like mice (but are not that closely related, making this title a bit of a misnomer) and are recognized for their decent Fire-type powers.

Quilava, Typhlosion, Entei-Volcano Pokémon: In the case of Quilava and Typhlosion, this title refers to their sometimes explosive temper and capacity to utilize a surprisingly powerful Eruption attack late in life; for Entei, the title is mainly a reference to their legendary connections to volcanism.

Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr-Big Jaw Pokémon: This title refers to the disproportionally-large jaws possessed by these reptiles and their penchant for using their jaws to attack and dismember prey and opponents alike.

Sentret, Patrat-Scout/Lookout Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these mammals are very cautious of their territory and will periodically observe their surroundings in order to spot predators and other threats before they get close enough to make a counterattack or escape impossible.

Furret-Long body/Long Torso Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Furret possess very long bodies and it is difficult to tell where their actual tails end relative to the length of their long, flowing body hair.

Hoothoot, Noctowl-Owl Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these birds are owls without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Ledyba, Ledian-Five Star Pokémon: This title refers to the five large spots on the backs of these insects as well as their general connection to starlight and the associated importance of these spots in their biology (at least in the case of Ledian).

Spinarak-String Spit/String-Spitting Pokémon: This title refers to a Spinarak’s penchant for creating and spitting out string from their mouths in order to build webs.

Ariados-Long Leg Pokémon: This title does not really fit Ariados too well, but it is nonetheless used in reference to their relatively long legs in comparison to the very short legs of Spinarak.

Chinchou-Angler/Anglerfish Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Chinchou are anglerfish, with their closest relatives being the footballfish.

Lanturn, Ampharos-Light Pokémon: This title refers to these creatures’ ability to light up a part of their bodies so it shines brightly even in the darkest of aquatic and terrestrial environments, standing out proudly as a beacon of electrical power in the inky darkness.

Togepi-Spike Ball Pokémon: This title refers to the overall shape of Togepi, as there are no other major distinguishing points to describe.

Togekiss-Jubilee/Blessing Pokémon: This title refers to Togekiss’ penchant for spreading joy and a blessing for peace wherever they fly if they feel that the creatures below them on the ground are doing their best to be as happy and peaceful towards each other as possible.

Xatu, Flygon-Mystic/Spirit Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are often connected to supernatural forces, with Xatu’s connection stemming from its ability to see into the future and Flygon’s title being earned as a result of its penchant for whipping up massive sandstorms with its wings and the singing noise that is created from sand grains rubbing against their exoskeleton (from which they have earned the nickname “The Desert Spirit”).

Mareep, Flaaffy-Wool/Fluffy Pokémon: This title refers to the light, fluffy fleece that grows on these beasts naturally.

Azurill-Polka Dot Pokémon-This title does not really describe Azurill very well and it is unknown how exactly it gained this title, as the only explanation that can be offered are the two small markings on their face that mark their cheeks.

Marill-Aqua Mouse/Water Mouse Pokémon: This title comes from the fact that Marill look very similar to mice in terms of their general appearance, though in truth they are not that closely related.

Azumarill-Aqua Rabbit/Water Rabbit: This title comes from the fact that Azumarill look very similar to rabbits in terms of their general appearance, though in truth they are not that closely related.

Bonsly-Bonsai Pokémon: This title comes from the fact that Bonsly resemble Bonsai trees that have been modified for human use, despite the fact that they are not plants at all.

Sudowoodo-Imitation Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Sudowoodo use imitation as their primary means of survival and are able to disguise themselves as trees surprisingly well for a Pokémon, though humans can still readily pick them out of a forest if they pay close attention to their body form or if it is raining outside.

Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff-Cottonweed Pokémon: This title refers to these creatures’ close connection to plants like dandelions that are considered to be weeds (though they are technically wildflowers) and produce fluffy balls of seeds that rely on wind as the primary tool of dispersal.

Aipom, Ambipom-Long Tail Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these mammals possess long prehensile tails that are used as their primary means of physically interacting with the world around them.

Yanma-Clear Wing/Thin Wing Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that the wings of these insects are so thin and translucent that they are almost completely see-through.

Yanmega-Ogre Darner/Ogre Dragonfly Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are not ordinary dragonflies but monstrous beasts possessing incredible size and power.

Wooper, Quagsire-Water Fish Pokémon: Although Wooper at the very least sort of resemble fish due to their lack of upper limbs, this title is actually a misnomer as both of these creatures are salamanders.

Murkrow, Sableye-Darkness Pokémon: For Murkrow, this title is merely used as a reference to their Dark-type powers and mischievous ways, whereas with Sableye this title is a descriptor for the most important factor that these creatures take into account when deciding where to live, as they are easily blinded by direct light.

Honchkrow-Big Boss Pokémon: This title refers to the overall behavior of these birds, as Honchkrow operate like stereotypical mob bosses and order around large flocks of Murkrow in a remorseless fashion to do their bidding, only getting involved in a fight if they absolutely have to.

Misdreavus-Screech/Night Cry Pokémon: The English translation of this species title is a bit of a misnomer, as these creatures cannot actually learn the Screech technique naturally; their more correct Japanese title references their use of screams and wails to frighten others.

Mismagius-Magical Pokémon: This title refers to the strange mix of psychic and spiritual energy used by these creatures (as well as Delphox), whose form is loosely described using the term ‘magic’.

Unown-Symbol Pokémon: This title refers to the resemblance these creatures bare to the Latin alphabet, which may not be a coincidence.

Wynaut-Bright/Jolly Pokémon: The English translation of this species title is a misnomer, as it does not really describe the true attributes of these creatures; their more accurate Japanese title refers to their exceptionally jolly dispositions.

Wobbuffet-Patience/Endurance Pokémon: The English species title for Wobbuffet is a slight mistranslation, as patience is not the best term to use for their behavior; endurance, on the other hand, directly references their inability to attack directly and their need to take punishment in order to deal any out courtesy of their Counter and Mirror Coat attacks.

Girafarig-Long Neck Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are related to giraffes and possess a similarly long neck in terms of overall body proportions.

Pineco, Forretress, Burmy, Wormadam-Bagworm Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these insects are bagworms without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Dunsparce-Land Snake Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures possess a snake-like form and are recognized for their impressive digging abilities and capacity to move out of sight, both above and belowground, faster than their body form might otherwise suggest.

Gligar-Fly Scorpion/Flying Scorpion Pokémon: This title refers to the scorpion-like stinger Gligar possess at the ends of their tails as well as their capacity to seemingly fly, though in truth they cannot execute true flight and instead rely on gliding to move around.

Gliscor-Fang Scorpion Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that, just as with Gligar, these creatures possess a scorpion-like stinger at the end of their tail; in the case of Gliscor, however, their sharp fangs are much more characteristic of their daily feeding patterns and hunting abilities than their gliding abilities are.

Shuckle-Mold/Fermentation Pokémon-This title refers to the fact that Shuckle are considered to be sentient mold and are known for fermenting berries in their shells in order to create Berry Juice, a healing item that is exclusively associated with them.

Heracross-Single Horn Pokémon: This title refers to the single large horn that Heracross use as their primary means of offense.

Sneasel, Weavile-Sharp Claw/Claw Pokémon: This title refers to the sharp claws that are highly characteristic of these creatures.

Teddiursa-Little Bear/Small Bear Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Teddiursa are bears and are small in size.

Ursaring-Hibernator/Hibernation Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Ursaring hibernate just like regular bears and do so on a similarly-annual basis.

Slugma, Magcargo-Lava Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that the vast majority of these creatures’ bodies are made out of magma.

Swinub-Pig/Pig Boar Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Swinub are pigs, specifically a type of boar.

Piloswine-Swine/Wild Boar Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Piloswine are boars known for their wild temperaments.

Mamoswine-Twin Tusk Pokémon: This title refers to the two large tusk that characterize Mamoswine in comparison to their pre-evolved forms.

Corsola-Coral Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Corsola are effectively living coral reefs with a distinct species of coral growing on them as part of a symbiotic relationship.

Remoraid, Octillery-Jet Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are gifted in using beam-based attacks and are able to spray their attacks from their mouths with considerable power and speed.

Delibird-Delivery/Courier Pokémon: This title refers to the behavior of Delibird that makes them so well-recognized, namely their penchant for carrying around food in their tails and offering it to those that are lost and starving.

Mantyke, Mantine-Kite Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are able to leap from the water and use their wide fins to glide in the air much like a kite.

Skarmory-Armor Bird Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Skarmory are covered from talon to beak in a durable metal shell.

Houndour, Houndoom-Dark Pokémon: This title refers to the Dark-type powers of these creatures without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Phanpy-Long Nose Pokémon: This title refers to the large trunk that Phanpy possess.

Donphan, Tyranitar-Armor Pokémon: This title refers to the thick, armored hide that these creatures possess and rely on for defense.

Stantler-Big Horn Pokémon: This title refers to the large horns that Stantler possess as part of their general anatomy.

Smeargle-Painter Pokémon; This title refers to the fact that Smeargle love to paint and are able to use their talents in the form of their Sketch technique to copy almost any move that the opposition may possess.

Raikou-Thunder Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Raikou carry a small thundercloud on their backs at all times.

Suicune-Aurora Pokémon: This title is a bit of misnomer as Suicune are more associated with clean water and the North Wind than they are auroras, but they may have earned this title as a result of their ability to naturally learn Ice-type attacks like Aurora Beam and Blizzard.

Larvitar-Rock Skin Pokémon: This title refers to the rocky outer skin possessed by Larvitar.

Pupitar-Hard Shell/Bullet Pokémon: This title refers to the thick shell that encapsulates Pupitar as well as their ability to fire themselves like a rocket by venting pressurized gas from inside their bodies.

Lugia-Diving Pokémon: This title refers to the impressive diving abilities of Lugia and their strong connection with the water.

Ho-Oh-Rainbow/Rainbow-Colored Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that a Ho-Oh’s feathers glow a rainbow of seven colors as a result of special crystals that develop naturally within their feathers.

Celebi-Time Travel/Time Traveling Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Celebi have the unique ability to travel through time.

Treecko, Grovyle: Wood Gecko/Forest Lizard Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these creatures are reptiles that have been infected with a parasitic plant and prefer to live in forests and some jungle environments.

Sceptile-Forest/Jungle Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Sceptile are strongly associated with forests and jungles and are almost never seen outside of these environments.

Torchic-Chick Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Torchic are young chicks without any other major distinguishing points to describe.

Combusken-Young Fowl/Chicken Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Combusken are mid-maturity chicken relatives.

Blaziken-Blaze/Raging Flame Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Blaziken are powerful Fire-types whose fiery powers are at their strongest when they are blazing furious or otherwise stressed under the heat of battle.

Poochyena, Mightyena-Bite Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that these canines are best known for their tendency to use attacks like Bite and Crunch to attack prey and opponents alike.

Zigzagoon-Tiny Raccoon/Tiny Raccoon Dog Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Zigzagoon are canine-like animals that bear a body form and coloration pattern similar to what might be seen on a traditional raccoon.

Linoone-Rushing Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Linoone are characterized by a tendency to rush at extreme speeds at a prey item to catch it, even though they are at disadvantage because they can only dash in straight lines.

Lotad-Water Weed/Floating Weed: This title refers to the parasitic lily plant that grows out Lotad and effectively renders them little more than simple slaves to their plant’s needs.

Lombre-Jolly/Cheerful Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Lombre have a happy disposition and will usually try to mess with others just for the sake of having a bit of innocent fun.

Ludicolo-Carefree/Optimistic Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Ludicolo are always happy and try to do their best to bring smiles to everyone around them even in the worst of situations.

Seedot-Acorn Pokémon: This title refers to the fact that Seedot closely resemble acorns in appearance.

Nuzleaf-Wily/Malicious Pokémon: This title refers to the cunning and downright mean disposition of Nuzleaf towards anything but other Nuzleaf and their penchant for using traps to scare away intruders from their territory.

Professor Wormwood
Pokemon Species Titles Part 1
A report on Pokemon Species Titles, Part 1 of 3. Enjoy.
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[Update is at the bottom of the journal]

I've been looking back at some of my older work for a few days now, and it is becoming more and more apparent that beneath the surface, there is a lot about the Pokemon world that we still don't really understand. I'm not talking about the larger mysteries reflected directly in legend, though; I mean the scientific mysteries that plague our understanding of specific species of Pokemon as well as important locations and how they fit into the world. You would think that I would have figured out some of these things long ago, but as it turns out, I was a bit clueless on some of them as well.

Well, these past few days, I have been looking through some of these more interesting mysteries, and for the most part, I think that I may have found some answers that no one has found before.

But because these answers are only recent revelations, I am going to do something that I don't think I have done in a while: I want to hold a discussion. You know, something to get everyone's brains working hard as I continue to attempt to prepare everything for publishing. All of my reports on the following issues have been updated recently, and I encourage you to read about them and add something to this discussion. And I don't just want a discussion between you and I; I think it would be a nice change of pace if we all discussed these things together for once. Who knows, maybe our discussion will interest parties outside my usual circle of contacts. Heck, maybe it will even spur some people to start investigations of their own...like they used to. I don't know if any of you have noticed, but these past few years, I haven't really come across a lot of written work on Pokemon from a scientific sense. I see some work every now and again, but not like I used to when I first started writing here. I get the feeling that I may have monopolized the market on that front, and while I agree that it is silly to think that one person could monopolize the market, I still can't help but wonder what influences my work here has had on others...

But I suppose that is a problem for another day. Here are some of the pressing issues that I have been tackling and preparing for discussion lately:

Kabutops: Where they stand phylogentically or, to put it more plainly, what are they really related to?
Magnemite: How were they originally created, by who and why?
Voltorb and Electrode: Who created them and why?
Mt. Coronet and Stark Mountain: Their geological history and connection to large-scale tectonics?
Basculin: Do they really represent sympatric speciation?
Druddigon: How do they manage to survive cold temperatures and bodily petrifaction?
Porygon family: How are they physically structured and what attributes explain their abnormal powers and abilities?

I think these few should work for now, but if anyone else is curious as to something they think should be investigated even more, feel free to shout out to anyone. Hopefully, this experiment will work out some pleasing results for all of us. :)

[Update: After combing through my work, I realized something rather funny; I thought that I had actually, truly covered everything, but it seems that I forgot about the species titles assigned to each Pokemon. Well, that's fixed now; I had to submit three separate pieces to fit them in, but now I DEFINITELY have everything covered. Oh, and just so you all know, I have made an appointment with an intellectual property lawyer this upcoming Wednesday to discuss the legal implications of my work and whether or not I can get this all published. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that I can pull this off under Fair Use, because if I can, then there is nothing capable of stopping this train. In the meantime, I am also going to start looking for some possible publishers that might be willing to go out on a limb for me. Wish me luck.]
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Pokemon ORAS Soundtrack
  • Reading: Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales
  • Watching: The Daily Show
  • Playing: Pokemon ORAS
  • Eating: The invigorating battlecry of literature
  • Drinking: Milk
Well, I just finished speaking with an intellectual property lawyer about my work as well as a couple publishers...and...

It's not happening. Publishing is impossible without copyright infringement and spending close to $100,000 to get everything published.

So I guess I don't know where to go from here...if there is even anywhere to go...
  • Mood: Miserable
  • Listening to: Silence
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing

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Mutitus
Patrick R. Nolan
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
Hello; my name is Professor Wormwood, otherwise known as Mutitus.

My tale is both short and long, but I won't bore you with all the details. I originally became interested in deviantART through a chance encounter with some art that I found quite pleasing. From there, I began my journey through this marvelous place, taking on various guises and images until I finally came upon my current position, the Official Professor of Pokemon for the U.S. State of Pennsylvania.

Here, I dedicate my life to showing the world just how real Pokemon are and how fundamental they are to understanding both how the real world works and how thin the boundary between fantasy and reality truly is. I have been an active part of the Pokémon universe ever since I was a child, and it has opened my eyes to the greater laws that govern the universe and in turn where I stand as an individual in the sea of life that exists on this tiny little planet in an otherwise unexciting corner of space. I owe my incredible writing abilities and imagination to this world, and the best way I can repay my debt, as far as I figure, is to bring reality to a world where it is commonly rejected and in turn help even casual players of the series interact with their games in a way that is otherwise beyond what the creators of the series are willing to go.

Outside of here, I am attending Graduate School at SUNY UB; my specialty training is in geology and invertebrate paleontology, particularly in regards to Late Silurian plants, algae and fungi, and right now I am working to further specialize in Mid Ordovician graptolites. I am exceptionally skilled at mathematics and all sciences in general, though I am particularly knowledgeable in the fields of geology, paleontology, astronomy and theoretical physics. I do not know if there is more to life than what we live through on the Earth we know and love, but knowing that ghosts are real, I can only hope that there is at least some sort of existence beyond life.

For now, this is all that needs to be said; if I feel like opening up, though, perhaps I will reveal more of my secrets to the world. Regardless, I will continue to serve my friends and colleagues as a vigilant nobleman and protector of the truth...now, and for all eternity.

Current Residence: Pennsylvania, USA
Favorite genre of music: All but Rap and Country music
Favorite style of art: Anthro
Operating System: Galaxy
Favorite cartoon character: Sonic the Hedgehog
Favorite/Patron Villain: Rez, Lord of the Media Dimension
Personal Quote: Look beyond The Facade, and see the truth that lies before you.
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Writer
So I am thinking of forming a ghost type team.

I am also using Gardevoir for support in this one.

What ghost types do you recommend?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional Writer
A powerful Sweeper like Chandelure would be a good start. It might not be able to cover Gardevoir's Ghost-type weakness as well, but it is resistant against Poison-type assaults and can roast any Steel-types that enter the battlefield.
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student Writer
Indeed it most certainly can. And has the special attack to back up that threat. Yet it does lack speed.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Writer
Well, not that much. I mean, they are not that fast, but they have a base Speed stat of 80, which is above average for their type.
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animevacker104531 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Thanks for the watch , I really like your work and hope that you like the stuff I am compiling for my realistic pokeworld
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional Writer
You are quite welcome; anyone kind enough to watch me deserves the same in return. And by all means yes; we need more writers in the Pokemon world, seeing as I may have accidentally monopolized the market somewhat over the past few years...
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shadowalex3000 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Have you talked with Game Freak about publishing the book yet?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Writer
Well, they deny all access and permission to use their copyrighted material, so right now I'm devoting my energy to finding out if I get past that issue with the legal loophole that it the Fair Use act.
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shadowalex3000 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Interesting
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student Writer
So, I have to ask...what pokemon to you consider the greatest troll Pokemon and why?
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