Slowbro evolutions of my Slowpoke variations from a while back
It has been noted in a recent study that patterned variations of Slowpokes secrete different fluid from their tails. These divergent tail secretions each attract a specific seapokemon to create varying symbiotic evolutions of Slowbro.
Most peculiar is the Sunnyside variant’s attraction of Corsola, which merges completely with the Sunnyside’s tail, growing outcrops of new coral formations from within the variant’s body.
(For @empressofthelibrary. I thought I’d do a few for both lines rather than doing just one of them. Hope you enjoy!)
Scyther and Scizor
Despite their incredible sharpness, a scyther’s scythes are also unexpectedly fragile, meaning that these pokémon must strike with extreme precision if they are to prevent injury. If a scyther slices something at a skewed angle, the membrane of their scythe may tear painfully, taking weeks to heal. The fragility of these membranes can be countered somewhat by feeding the scyther a diet rich in protein and calcium, but such diets will also thicken the scythes and give them a blunter edge.
There is a popular children’s TV show which features a silly cartoon scizor whose pincers talk to him. One of the pincers encourages him to do bad things whilst the other convinces him to do good. He often sides with the former, only to trigger a disaster that the good pincer always has to help him correct. A moral message is generally at the end of each episode.
As scizors have no means of chewing their food and are not capable of swallowing it whole, they eat by crushing the food into bits with their pincers and shovelling it into their mouths.
In ancient times, the exoskeletons of deceased scizors were used to create human armour. Modern-day bullet proof vests are structurally inspired by scizor plating.
A viral video of a potato-peeling scyther, which succeeded in skinning fifty potatoes in under a minute, is among the top ten most viewed clips on YouTube. Copycat attempts have been numerous, many of which have resulted in human injury.
Kabuto and Kabutops
Although this evolutionary line was one of the first to be successfully cloned, it has not been reintegrated into the population owing to fears that it would disrupt the ecosystem. They are housed and bred in large reserves (mostly in Kanto and Johto) and are available for purchase by trainers, usually priced somewhere between
¥655000 to ¥1048000. They aren’t exactly an option for everyday folk.
Kabutops have a diet composed entirely of liquids and bodily fluids. For reasons unknown, they have been found to show a particular liking for barbecue sauce and, stranger still, lemonade.
Kabuto plush toys with glow-in-the-dark eyes make common presents for young children with a fear of the dark.
Modern-day observations of kabutops have shown that they mostly hunt by chasing thick-scaled prey into shallow water and tearing it open using their feet. The scythes, which are sturdy but surprisingly blunt, are more commonly used to cut through obstacles, fight other kabutops (males will spar for mates much as stags do) and pin down prey - the claws on their feet are sharper and more dexterous, capable of flaying scales and piercing flesh.
That said, certain more recently revived sub-species or kabutops have been found to have longer, sharper scythes that are more instrumental to hunting. It is these sub-species that are the most popular with trainers.