So, Zebraiken has basically been absent from the Neverused community for eons. To remedy this, I hijacked #neverused tonight and self-imposed myself as the new NU leader. With my newfound powers, I banned Snow Warning (thanks to MMF) and Zangoose (thanks to Molk). They said the metagame was perfect at that point, but I was not convinced. NU needed something more
. So, in traditional Birkal fashion, we made a fakemon :>
The process started with me asking what the NU players wanted. They said something bulky that played a more defensive role in NU, but had some power to go offensive if needed. At that point, we pretty much started throwing out suggestions and ran with whatever was most popular. We wanted a spinner and a hazards setter, primarily, but also some bulk. We also liked the idea of making a Pokemon that could paralyze Golurk, so that's where the new move comes in. Flavor wise, we talked about doing a salamander, but that got shot down because of Toxicroak. Someone said box jellyfish at some point, which turned into boxer jellyfish, and we all had a good laugh. We decided to run with that theme throughout all the flavor, from the custom move to the Pokedex entries.
We spent about an hour and a half on this, so I feel that we made pretty good time. Key contributors include Molk, MMF, EBeast, Fusxfaranto, DTC, wiitle. Special shout out goes to ium for doing the art for this on an incredibly short notice. Big ups to Molk too for sorting out the general learnset once we had picked the moves. This, like Froxbite, won't be added on the simulator, but I know that the NU chaps want to take Cnidali into their forum for a bit of theorymon. Enjoy!
- The Boxer Fish
Pronunciation: Nigh - dah - lee
Poison / Fighting
Regenerator / Stench / Poison Heal (DW)
109 HP / 100 Atk / 85 Def / 40 SpA / 90 SpD / 66 Spe
BST Total: 490
Category: Physical | Type: Poison | BP: 85 | Acc: 100% | PP: 15 (24)
30% chance to paralyze the target.
00: Reflect Type
00: Toxic Spikes
00: Poison Sting
04: Arm Thrust
08: Thunder Wave
20: Mach Punch
24: Low Kick
28: Dizzy Punch
32: Sting Jab
36: Circle Throw
40: Drain Punch
44: Sucker Punch
48: Poison Jab
56: Gunk Shot
60: Close Combat
64: Focus Punch
Haze (From Blastoise)
Aqua Jet (From Lots)
Rapid Spin (From Blastoise)
Hypnosis (From Poliwag family)
Circle Throw (From Poliwrath)
Pain Split (From Stunfisk)
Water Spout (From Octillery and Wailord)
Octozooka (From Octillery)
Toxic Spikes (From Qwilfish)
Crunch (From Crawdaunt)
Black: It has evolved over millions of years to be able to live outside of water. Its fists are laced with toxins and are used to fight off predators.
White: Notorious for setting up underground boxing matches against other Cnidali, many Pokemon come to their arenas to cast bets.
B2W2: It has been known to suck the fluids out of sea cucumbers for a quick and tasty treat.
<+ium> jellicent meet your cousin
<~Jellicent> oh, eww
<~Jellicent> i'm not gonna incest with it, if that's what you were trying to do
01:19 Wyverii If CaP's a professional laboratory then Birkal's the shady dude with a homemade lab around the back of an alley.
Zebraiken: i have been absent for less than 24 hours >:(