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Beldum (the Iron Ball Pokémon) is a rare Steel/Psychic-type Pokémon found among mountainous terrain and forested areas within the Unova region as well as the Sinnoh region on rare occasions. Though fairly useless in combat alone, Beldum are fascinating organisms whose very existence pushes the boundary between machine and life. They might not be able to do much else other than recklessly throw themselves at the opposition, but once they do manage to evolve, there won't be much stopping these little beasts from tearing apart everything that gets in their way!

To classify Beldum and their evolutions as either machines or animals would be incorrect by any standard, as they effectively occupy an area completely in the middle. Instead of blood, the circulatory systems of Beldum pump a highly-magnetized slurry of iron and rare earth elements, with an overall composition similar to that of man-made Neodymium magnets, kept in a liquid state by generating massive internal energy fields that prevent the material from solidifying. As it turns out, every single cell within Beldum is magnetized and they reproduce by replicating themselves with metallic ions absorbed from the surrounding environment. Not surprisingly, Beldum are able to levitate off the ground as a result of their intense magnetic fields, which are designed to repel from the Earth's magnetic field in order to allow them to actually move around. Moreover, they communicate with others with concentrated magnetic pulses issued directly from their frontal cortex; despite their simple operation, well over 1,000 different words have been localized from these pulses, indicating that the species has evolved a fairly complex social civilization. Although their thick skin helps to protect them against most direct attacks, Beldum still generally travel in swarms ranging from a few members to well over 100 in some cases in order to enhance their survival rate in the wild. When not moving around, Beldum rest on the edges of cliffs by hanging upside-down (much like bats) with the sharp claws on their hind quarters, which will end up serving a much more offensive purpose after evolution.

Unlike most magnetically-powered organisms, the members of the Beldum family are able to utilize their electromagnetic powers to an exceptionally advanced degree; in fact, that actually bypass the ability to utilize Electric-type attacks and instead are naturally able to utilize Psychic-type attacks so proficiently that they are considered to be partial Psychic-types. Sadly, Beldum are unable to utilize their own powers much because their brains are unable to divert power from activating their magnetic field to actually using it as a weapon. As a result, they are only able to recklessly strike at opponents with a Take Down attack until they evolve. Since Beldum are not the most gifted of physical fighters, this can make it fairly difficult to win any battle with them if the opposition is heavily armored. Even so, Beldum evolve fairly fast despite their exceptional powers and are able to acquire a full array of attacks shortly after evolving, so their current form is effectively nothing more than a waiting game. In the meantime, Beldum are heavily protected from most direct attacks by their steel skin and are able to resist both stat changes with their Clear Body Ability (if they don’t have their hidden Ability) and capture in general, as their natural magnetic field disrupts those used by capture devices and renders them all but ineffective, making the species and its evolutions in general among the most difficult of Pokémon to capture.

While they certainly might not be built to be offensive powerhouses, Beldum are still fun little creatures that can give trainers of all kinds a real challenge in more ways than one. Though they may take a little while before they can gain access to their true powers, any trainer willing to invest in one of these odd little critters is highly unlikely to be disappointed in the long run. Just be careful not to keep them near any computers or other expensive equipment; these poor creatures have yet to gain full control over their own magnetism, and the last thing you need is to have years of research and work go down the toilet because your Beldum is affectionate!

Professor Wormwood
A report on the Iron Ball Pokemon, Beldum. Enjoy.
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
my friend CerisBeech was breeding these. he gave me one of them.its a metang now
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Writer
Well, good for you. :)
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
thanks

he gave me a rotom last weak
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Writer
Good for you.
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
thanks
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Writer
:D Good job!
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
thanks...

wait, howd you get here?
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Writer
You might want to avoid using the @ symbol and my user name.
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
i only did it because if i just used "ceris" professor might not have known who i was talking about
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student Writer
:iconohokplz:
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
yeah
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student Writer
Enjoy, sir.
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DistanceGod Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
You should mention how hard it is to catch these punks!!! Their catch rate is unreal!!!
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Writer
I blame that on their inherently electromagnetic bodies.
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DistanceGod Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
So hard... . Timer balls work though! If used enough!  So many timer balls.....
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Writer
Indeed...
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Dinomatrix21 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
But where did they come from?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Earth, of course.  Contrary to popular belief, the members of the Beldum family are not robots.  They are natural life-forms, just like the two of us.
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Dinomatrix21 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, but why is it so robot is what I meant. It is so confusing.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Writer
The definition of what life is something one that no scientist in their right mind could properly define.  It can be extremely confusing, but life comes in forms more bizarre than most would ever suspect; heck, just look at creatures like Deoxys and Kyurem.
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Dinomatrix21 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Kyurem- the living shell of two combined sides of a dragon split into their own thing.
Deoxys- An alien virus mutated by lasers.
Beldum-???

Also, I'm not defining life, I just wanna know where it came from! /- M -\
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Writer

Technically, Deoxys mutate upon being exposed to water vapor in the planet's atmosphere, but otherwise correct.

We really don't know where they came from in terms of genetic relationships; whatever they are, they are the last of their kind.

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Dinomatrix21 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Where did you get the wator vapor thing from? I've never heard that before.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Writer

Simple logic.  Liquid water is a surprisingly scarce commodity as far as we know it in the galaxy, so if life exists elsewhere without liquid water, it's possible that an alien virus could end up changing or otherwise mutating like Deoxys when exposed to it.  Liquid water just happens to be the one thing that Earth has that is seriously lacking in a stable form elsewhere within our view of the universe, limited as it may be by today's technology.

When answers are missing from available data, sometimes you just have to look at things as realistically as possible to garner a sensible answer.

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IrishKlinklang Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Um, they can be tutored iron head, zen headbutt and iron defense so they are great in little cup
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Writer
True, but they only learn Take Down NATURALLY until they evolve. I always look at them in terms of what they are capable of oustide of human influence.
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Aquatic-Knight Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Beldum. Brings back Emeral memories. ;)
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Writer
Indeed. :)
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Aquatic-Knight Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
You wanna know what inhanced that game's quality even more for me? I love Emeralds, it is my birth stone infact. Hoenn was one of my two favorite regions.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Writer
I see...that would make sense. The Hoenn region is quite beautiful... :)
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Aquatic-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Yes. It introduced one of my favorite Pokemon, Sableye as well
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Writer
I see...
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Aquatic-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
^.^
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Trainer-Tad Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow, you have amazing timing. I just got a Beldum yesterday in Soul Silver. Of course, now it's a Metagross.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Writer
Well, I do what I can. :)
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