Also, if the anime is anything to go by, Poison Sting is more of a projectile move where it just fires the poison barbs; Arbok specifically firing it from its mouth. While Poison Sting is a Physical move, it also doesn't make contact supporting this.I realized after looking through move sets that Ekans and Arbok learn Poison Sting
So uhh, where's the stinger on them?
Yes.I just learned about the craziness of Cryogonal's level-up movepool, which includes Solar Beam, Acid Armor, Ancient Power, Confuse Ray, and Bind.
Bind is the most perplexing one for me.
Like, what the heck does even it use to bind the opponent? That string of beads on its mouth?
Pokemon White/X/Omega Ruby said:"They are born in snow clouds. They use chains made of ice crystals to capture prey."
Its sprite in the gen 5 games does show the chain of ice crystals at the bottom extending and contracting regularly, so it's probably not a stretch to assume it can extend them as much as needed to bind its target while it proceeds to chill them.Pokemon Black 2/White 2/Y/Alpha Sapphire said:"They are composed of ice crystals. They capture prey with chains of ice, freezing the prey at -148 degrees Fahrenheit."
My guess about this is that it uses its shiny icy face to reflect light (that's how ice actually works, after all) and send it straight to an opponent.Solar Beam seems odd, though. You'd think trying to store the necessary sunlight would cause it to melt, and it certainly wants no part of strong sunlight considering that's just asking for a fiery bad time.
To address the other moves:I just learned about the craziness of Cryogonal's level-up movepool, which includes Solar Beam, Acid Armor, Ancient Power, Confuse Ray, and Bind.
Actually ice is translucent. Light can pass through it but it gets distorted and bent around resulting in it leaving at a different angle then it entered with.That said, there are two problems: Cryogonal appears blue, meaning it actually absorbs part of the visible spectrum (unlike real ice, which is white), and I don't know where the "storing" part would come from either.