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054-PHLIPPIN [Flipper-Dolphin]
-Water
-The Swimmer pokemon
-Ability: Cloud Nine - Hydratation(HA)
-Dex: “This playful pokemon adores floating around the surface of water on a sunny day, even developing a lifesaver-like air bag around its waist to keep itself afloat without any extra effort. This pokemon can deflate this air bag at will allowing and once it is free underwater it shows an incredible swimming technique that rivals with those of professional swimmers.”
-Moveset:
    -Water gun
    -Bubble
    -Aqua Ring
    -Water Sport

–>Evolves at lv. 25<–

055-JETACEAN [Jet-Cetacean]
-Water/Psychic
-The Supersonic Pokemon
-Ability:  Swift Swim - Drizzle(HA)
-Dex: “This pokemon is extremely smart and has evolved to be extremely fast on water, where he can easily outspeed a powerboat. This pokemon move in groups where they communicate with telepathic powers, sometimes they can even communicate with humans, as many sailors has mentioned in their stories.”
-Moveset:
    -Zen Headbutt
    -Surf
    -Aqua Jet
    -Telekinesis

–>Evolves at lv. 25 holding a Casteliacone <–

194-NARVOREAL [Narwhal-Boreal]
-Water/Ice
-The Icebreaker Pokemon
-Ability:  Slush Rush - Snow Warning(HA)
-Dex: “This pokemon is adapted to icy water, with a body design to move through the thick layers of ice, using its drill and ice covered fins to break it. This pokemon drill is incredibly valuable for its toughness and impermeability, some people say they can drill even through the hull of an aircraft carrier.”
-Moveset:
    -Horn Drill
    -Avalanche
    -Drill Run
    -Dive

–>Evolves at lv. 25 at night, holding a Rare Bone<–

195-VAQUIJIRA [Vaquita-Bake Kujira]
-Water/Ghost
-The Extinction Pokemon
-Ability:  Shadow Tag - Serene Grace(HA)
-Dex: “This pokemon has become a legend among both trainers and fishermen, believed to only exist in old tales due to it being impossible to be found on the wild. This Ghostly spirit is a gentle soul who shrouds itself in the bones of fallen sea creatures, appearing only after dark to conceal its soft body. Its is surrounded by an unsettling aura, which attracts some mysterious pokemon.”
-Moveset:
    -Water Spout
    -Ominous Wind
    -Skull Bash
    -Phantom Force

paigealert  asked:

Is there a possibility that animals more "recently" extinct animals (Tasmanian Tigers, Passenger Pigeons, river dolphins, etc) still actually existing in small populations somewhere? Or even older extinct animals such as the Dodo. How does an animal gain the title "extinct"?

You ask a really good question! It’s hard to define exactly when animals are extinct. I’m going to quote this Slate article, but it’s worth reading the entire thing for a much more nuanced view:

“The World Conservation Union will label a species extinct only if “there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.” In general, scientists must now show that repeated efforts to survey a species’ known habitat failed to turn up any individual sightings or evidence of its continued survival.”

Some animals, like passenger pigeons, we’re pretty sure are gone because their migratory behavior made them very easy to observe. Others, not as much - there’s a great book called Carnivorous Nights: On the Trail of the Tasmanian Tiger that details the people who are still searching for Tasmanian tigers, hoping they retreated to the really inhospitable terrain in the center of the island. 

For the most part, scientists are very careful to prove that animals are extinct before declaring them so - but they’re not always right. Black Footed Ferrets were thought to have been extinct… and then someone’s dog came back with a freshly killed one, and led us back to the last surviving population… and now we’ve got more than 300 reintroduced to the wild and a highly successful conservation program for them. It doesn’t happen often and isn’t something to put a lot weight on hoping for, but sometimes miracles do happen. 

Brazilian Mythos and Folklore

 The Pink/Amazon River Dolphin

(o boto cor-de-rosa, in Portuguese)

Originated in the North region of Brazil, within the Brazilian native indigenous communities, the legend of the Pink River Dolphin features the encantado*, a shapesifter whose forms are that of a handsome young man, who’s seductive and very attractive - tall, muscular, wearing white social clothing and a white hat to hide his blowhole -; and that of a pink colored dolphin.

It is said that, the Encantado gets out of the river to turn into his human form on Festa Junina** nights, or when it’s a full moon night, to look for beautiful young women, enchanting them with his charm until they agree to follow him to the depths of the river, where he impregnates them, and then turns into a dolphin as soon as the sun rises. 

The Pink River Dolphin is considered to be a great friend of the local people - helping fishermen, guiding boats safely during storms, helping people who are drowning, etc. And so, people believe one is to get terrible bad luck if they kill one of the creatures - stating even that if you eat the dolphin’s meat you’ll lose your mind, and it is said that if someone makes eye contact with them, they are doomed to have nightmares for the rest of their lives.

  • The Pink River Dolphin tale is used to give reason to children whose father is unknown - when a child is born and the mother doesn’t know who the father is, people say that child is the PRD’s child.
  • To be made sure a man is not an Encantado, it’s recommended you make him take his hat off, so you can see if he has or not a breathing hole on his head.
  • The tale is also used to justify outside-of-marriage pregnancies.

Encantado = enchanted

** Festa Junina = Party of June, or “junine” party or parties, traditional Brazilian celebrations that happen throughout the month of June.

(i do not own the picture)

it is sometimes hard to understand how
to hold something so soft & wild

to watch him redden the sky – a burning
match thrown right into the mouth of morning

where his skin is an arctic fox goldbricked
in the manger of a russian wintergray

is percussed sakura coupling
with the tokyo snow; handprints

hushed over a boudoir grand piano
the octaves jumping out like indus river

dolphins. if he says my body is beautiful
like a rubato of waves – fluting & crescendos

then i am nomadic as a shepherd on the seif
dunes of his stomach; gibbous & silvered

—  Scherezade Siobhan, Between Lettuce & LSD