Evolves at level 30
0 Fury Attack
0 Leech Life
5 Ice Shard
8 Focus Energy
18 Icy Wind
27 Bug Bite
36 Bug Buzz
50 Sheer Cold
, learns Ice Punch after Evolution.
Removed Ice Punch
due to Syclar's lack of big enough limbs.
with Bug Bite
(already a tutor), Syclar just seems more apt to chewing stuff than to naturally
learn fancy cut manoeuvres (I didn't remove X-Scissor from the TM list, compare with Nincada/Ninjask).
is left in due to the lack of a weaker available alternative, see also Joltik. Sheer Cold
is left in, the only fully Ice-type line where the base form doesn't learn it as opposed to its evolved form is Snorunt.
The levels before evolution are unchanged to reflect real Pokémon. The levels after evolution are chosen to give the process of learning new moves a more "natural" feel, since the level gaps in Syclant's movepool feel just too awkwardly irregular. After level 27, new moves are learned after gaps of 4, 5, 6 and 7 levels: after evolution, those moves get delayed by 4, 6, 6 and 10 levels, in a similar way to Galvantula (whose delays are +3, +6, +9, +12). I would have liked an overall more regular learning schedule, but I'm assuming Syclant's levels are set in stone and having different levels before evolution would be unprecedented (I think?).
Ice Punch (see above).
Everything else is an egg move, something normally available to most Pokémon, generally available on all Pokémon in the same family (Counter) or just generally fitting.
No changes, obviously.
TM03 Water Pulse
TM10 Hidden Power
TM13 Ice Beam
TM18 Rain Dance
TM32 Double Team
TM43 Secret Power
TM54 False Swipe
TM62 Silver Wind
TM75 Swords Dance
TM80 Rock Slide
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Natural Gift
HM06 Rock Smash
- Focus Punch
: Syclar lacks big limbs
- Hyper Beam, Giga Impact, Focus Blast
: mostly reserved to final forms
- Stone Edge
: mostly exclusives to final forms and certain types.
- Earthquake, Brick Break, Strength
: it's just a small bug. Brick Break tends to be available even to base forms when their evolutions learn it, but there are rare exceptions like Kabuto. Also see below.
: not every bug gets it and it's mostly reserved for "swift-looking" stuff
- Rock Slide
: there are several examples of Pokémon with only Rock Slide evolving into Pokémon with Stone Edge (Cubone, Wooper, Pawniard...)
- Rock Smash
: might look as a weaker version of Brick Break, together with Rock Slide might represent a Pokémon who is still learning how to deal with mountains and rock but isn't strong enough to master them.
: See reasoning in level-up, it isn't learnt in the wild but must be taught explicitly as a "fancy cutting manoeuver". This might also work for Swords Dance
to be available to entire lines.
The rest is mostly just the usual stuff.