Aurumoth, the Gold Standard Pokemon
Black: Their wings are made of solid gold. Mysteriously, the gold crumbles into dust when removed.
White: This Pokemon can hibernate for centuries at a time, encased in its golden wings.
B2W2: Looking an Aurumoth in the eyes causes temporary memory loss. Most trainers release them out of frustration.
It's the "Gold Standard" Pokemon because it appears to be very valuable, what with them gold wings. HOWEVER, as the Black entry shows, trying to reap the rewards of scoring Moth gold will leave you with a handful of dirt. The gold is untouchable, like in Aladdin and in the way the Gold Standard used to work before everyone abandoned the idea. The Black and White entries, when taken together, suggest that Aurumoth has some sort of Psychic energy or psychic field around itself that keeps it alive for centuries, possibly forever. The Black entry makes it clear that removing all or part of the Pokes' wings triggers some sort of non-chemical, rapid degradation process, while the White entry points to Aurumoth's ability to live naturally for enormous amounts of time. Maybe there's some sort of time-manipulating effect going on here? One that can be messed with? Maybe Aurumoth use their memory-erasing powers to protect themselves from humans, who have historically tried to grab at their wings like greedy children? Who knows.
"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not." - John Lennon
Last edited by Korski; Nov 14th, 2012 at 2:18:14 AM.