Originally Posted by Fat bugmaniacbob
Have to start the floodtide of prevos somewhere, I suppose.
Give it a nice name... I don't know... Plorpoise? Squidgy?
That could work as a small first evolution. A direct pre-evo to Colossoil would still need a drill or two, but I can see a first form as a small creature that digs in mud or sand.
In fact, I think it would be interesting to give Colossoil a rather amphibious life cycle, showing a mostly aquatic creature adapting to dry land. That was suggested before, but here's my idea: First stage is a water/ground that either actually lives in water or digs around in mud near water. Probably both. ... in fact, the first stage could live on beaches. So its first stage burrows in wet sand and swims in the sea. But it could also live around lakes and swamps and such.
Second stage is Steel/Ground. It's begun its transition to dry land, and to facilitate this its skin becomes metallic, and its drills are starting to form. But for now, it mostly relies on claws.
Finally, as Colossoil it has fully grown its drills and shed its metallic skin, now fully adapted to dry land. When it needs to drink, it usually digs to an underground source of water. It will only return to the sea when it's lost or when it's time to breed or give birth.