Battle Bond Name: Jack-Gourgeist
Base Stats: 129 (+ 64)/121 (+ 31)/122/58/75/99 (+ 15)
Move Buffed: Shadow Sneak
Move Stats: + 2 priority. Supereffective against Dragon. Burns and Seeds opponent.
Activation: Take damage without fainting.
Battle Bond Origin: Jack o’ the Lantern was an evil trainer who took his Gourgeist and dug into an active volcano in an attempt to find the Distortion World, defeat Giratina and rule over it as its new leader. He fund the way, but Giratina threw him out and Arceus cursed him and his pokemon to wonder the Earth until it is destroyed. Now, when his Gourgeist is reminded of that pain, its grass typing is replaced by the fire of the volcano, its stats increase to outclass every other Gourgeist of every size, it becomes even sneakier to sneak back to the Distortion World and it tries to optimise its ability to fight Giratina again.
Battle Bond Name: Essentia-Trevenant
Base Stats: 85/120 (+ 10)/109 (+ 33)/65/82/113 (+ 67)
Move Buffed: Horn Leech
Move Stats: Reveals opponent’s held item. Supereffective against Fighting.
Activation: A new pokemon enters the field.
Battle Bond Origin: Emma, codename Essentia, used her Trevenant to fight Korrina’s Mega-Lucacio so that she could learn more about mega-evolution. Now, when it sees a new pokemon to investigate, it improves it investigation ability, while strengthening to better fight fighting types, and mega-lucario in articular.
Battle Bond Name: Acerola-Mimikyu
Base Stats: 60 (+5)/181 (+91)/80/50/105/110 (+14)
Move Buffed: Thunderbolt
Move Stats: Identical to Volt Tackle.
Activation: Mimikyu ends the turn with a pokemon on the field having a status condition
Battle Bond Origin: Acerola uses a mimikyu in her trial. When a pokemon suffers a status condition, it is reminded of the power over other pokemon it wielded in that supermarket. It strengthens itself to outclass its role model, gaining the HP and speed of Pikachu’s evolution, copying its typing and signature move, and gaining the attack to better use it.
Battle Bond Name: Shauntal-Chandelure
Base Stats: 100 (+ 40)/55/90/165 (+ 20)/140 (+ 50)/80
Move Buffed: Hex
Move Stats: Burns the opponent and places a curse on them, without cutting Shauntal-Chandelure’s HP.
Activation: A pokemon uses an item made of paper (Spell Tag, Weakness Policy)or a pair of glasses (Choice Specs, Wise Glasses, Black Glasses).
Battle Bond Origin: Shauntal uses a Chandelure in her Elite Four team. It also helps provide light for he favourite activities of reading and writing. When others seem to be equipped to do similar activities, it helps her Chandelure gain its inner strength, strengthening its mind with the power of books and its health to shine long enough for Shauntal to work. Its fire strengthens to provide light and it draws on its ghosty powers like in the horror stories Shauntal most appreciates.
Pokemon: Chandelure Battle Bond Name: Candy-Chandelure Base Stats: 110 (+50)/55/90/165 (+20)/90/120 (+40) Typing: Ghost/Fire Move Buffed: Hex Move Stats: Ghost Type / 95 BP / 100% Accuracy / Priority +1, +2 if the opponent has a status condition Activation: The opponent makes a priority move (Including if a Pokemon has Prankster). Battle Bond Origin: Candy has always been quite a trickster, always prepared with a prank or a gaffe. Some people have tried to get a leg up on her, but her Chandelure proves that she'll always get the last laugh.
Pokemon: Mimikyu Battle Bond Name: Cerise-Mimikyu Base Stats: 55/140 (+50)/80/50/125 (+20)/136 (+40) Typing: Ghost/Dark Move Buffed: Feint Attack Move Changes: Dark Type / 90 BP / 100% Accuracy/ Lowers the opponents Attack by one stage. Activation: Mimikyu's attack is lowered. Battle Bond Origin: There once was a little girl named Cerise. On the outside, she appeared to be just like any normal little girl. Cerise, however, harbored ill will in her heart, and her hatred spread to her Pokemon as well. When Mimikyu's attack gets lowered in battle, it lets all the hidden hatred they harbor out, resulting in the Dark-typing.
Pokemon: Mimikyu Battle Bond Name: Zelph-Mimikyu Base Stats: 55/130(+40)/90(+10)/50/105/156(+60) Typing:
Move Buffed: Astonish Move Changes: Ghost / 60 BP / 100% Accuracy/ 100% chance to crit Activation: user drops below 75% health Battle Bond Origin: It developed a bond with its trainer and wears a lighter costume of its trainer rather then a heavy costume of Pikachu this allows it to move much quicker around as well as does not restrain its moment as the costume was made for it by its trainer. Competitive: Mimikyu might be able to sacrifice shadow sneak now for Sub+SD as now its very fast.
Base Stats: 60 HP / 55 Atk / 90 Def / 195 SpA (+50) / 135 SpD (+45) / 95 Spe (+15) Battle Bond Activation: Get hit by a Fire-type Move Buffed Move: Flame Burst Move Changes: 105 BP; damages its foe (not the ally next to it) by 1/8th of its total HP Rationale: Chandelure is Shauntal's ace. Competitive: Even more powerful of an wallbreaker than its base forme, since Chandelure doesn't really have any outstanding ability, it can pressure its opponent not to use Fire-type moves which is very nice, and if it does and you switch Chandy in, they get heavily punished.
Base Stats: 55 HP / 160 Atk (+70) / 80 Def / 50 SpA / 115 SpD (+10) / 126 Spe (+30) Battle Bond Activation: Get hit by any attacking move Buffed Move: Shadow Claw Move Changes: 105 BP Rationale: A Mimikyu is the totem of Acerola's trial. Competitive: The lack of Disguise is very unfortunate, so I realy gave it a ton of Attack and Speed to make up for it.
Blazing-Gourgeist Type: Ghost/Grass Stats: 65/110/122/128/95/84 (+0/+20/+0/+70/+20/+0) Trigger: Being burned. Move Buffed: Flamethrower Move Changes: 100% chance to burn. Description: By burning this Gourgeist, you're only adding fuel to the flames. This Gourgeist becomes as hot as a Magcargo yet never burns or melts. Competitive: Gives Gourgeist more utility as a defensive Pokémon with decent offensive presence. If burned, it no longer requires Will-O-Wisp to burn opponents. Flame Orb allows it to easily activate the form, but also removes the useful item that is Leftovers. Ghostium Z with Trick-Or-Treat could also work effectively thanks to the offensive buff.
Rooted-Trevenant Type: Ghost/Grass Stats: 85/120/126/65/132/56 (+0/+10/+50/+0/+50/+0) Trigger: Using Ingrain. Move Buffed: Leech Seed Move Changes: 100% accuracy. Description: This Trevenant buries itself deep into the ground, strengthening itself with the nutrients of the soil below. Competitive: One of the best dedicated last mon options in the game. With the increase in bulk and passive recovery from Ingrain alongside moves such as Leech Seed, Horn Leech , Drain Punch and Substitute, as well as the option of Leftovers recovery, this mon will certainly be annoying to kill with even neutral attacks. Luckily, due to being entirely trapped (unless it holds a Shed Shell) it can't do much to avoid being ruined by Toxic or Will-O-Wisp. Similarly to Gourgeist, I can see its exclusive omni-boosting Z move working quite well.
Acerola-Mimikyu Type: Ghost/Fairy Stats: 55/140/80/50/155/106 (+0/+50/+0/+0/+50/+10) Trigger: Using Substitute. Move Buffed: Substitute Move Changes: No HP cost, +1 priority. Description: A much more powerful Mimikyu; while it doesn't start battle with its disguise intact, it can fix it whenever it wishes. Competitive: Mimikyu has never been a better revenge mon. Bring it in versus an opponent it can set a Substitute up on, and enjoy as you either stall them out, set up on a switch or just KO them thanks to your boosted offenses.
Doused-Chandelure Type: Ghost/Dark Stats: 60/55/125/185/125/80 (+0/+0/+35/+40/+35/+0) Trigger: Using Overheat. Move Buffed: Sunny Day Move Changes: Adds the Fire type to the user. Description: Oddly, the ethereal flames of this Chandelure seem to be more of a burden to it than anything. Once it burns itself out, it can release its true energy. Competitive: Meet the offensive Dark/Ghost type you've been waiting for. With great bulk for an offensive mon and a ridiculously high Special Attack, alongside access to Calm Mind or a third boosted STAB from Sunny Day, its comparable to a better Mega Heracross. And that's without even considering that it has access to an item. The main drawback is that after transforming, it likely has to switch to reset the negative stat drops. It is also guaranteed to be running Overheat, making it more predictable than other threats. It also has middling speed without the use of a Choice Scarf, allowing many common OU Pokémon to outspeed it and break it down.
Typing: Ghost / Fire Base Stats: 120 / 55 / 90 / 165 / 120 / 80 (+60 HP +20 SpA +30 SpD) Battle Bond Activation: Successfully burn an opponent Buffed Move: Hex Move Changes: 90 BP. 100% Accuracy. Drains 50% of damage dealt. 100% if target is statused. Rationale: I like Trip's Lampent in BW, and I'd assume it would evolve. Competitive: Trip-Chandelure takes its fantastic offensive and surprisingly good defensive typing to good use with formidable 120/90/120 bulk and a great 165 special attack. Hex turns into a stronger Shadow Ball with an additional effect of draining the foe. This set becomes even more potent in combination w/ Will o Wisp and Toxic Spikes.
Typing: Ghost / Fairy Base Stats: 55 / 160 / 80 / 55 / 125 / 116 (+70 Atk +20 SpD +20 Spe) Battle Bond Activation: Land a hit first that turn Buffed Move: Astonish Move Changes: 100 BP. 40% chance to flinch Rationale: Jessie owns one in the anime Competitive: While its base form has Disguise, Jessie-Mimikyu gets by by being badass. 160 Atk is going to sting, especially with its strong Astonish attack. 116 base speed is great, as it outpaces the 110 speed tier.
Lemme poll these results real quick so we can get this going again. The winners are... Me with my Blazing-Gourgeist, Also me with my Rooted-Trevenant, Me again (what the heck I didn't even plan for this I just voted for what I liked) with my Acerola-Mimikyu and ... You guessed it.
Even if I won those fair and square, it feels a little iffy lul Origin0, seeing as you only made two choices per mon I'll let you put in a third if you want, it can make a difference for some of the results (Especially Chandelure, Sereg Luke and Exploudit all need one vote to tie with me and result in a tiebreaker).
Dragons have a reputation for being monstrous and powerful. These dragons are the sad exception to this rule, the first three sitting in PU and Druddigon in NU. Let's fix these guys up and make them match up to their mythical moniker!