steel psychic type

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#374.5 - Instead of blood, these metallic Pokemon have a powerful magnetic force that courses through their body that both enables them to float, as well as communicate with other Beldum by sending controlled pulses of magnetism. As Beldum get older, they begin to look for a mate to fuse with by sending out a unique magnetic pulse. The connection between fusing Beldum partners is believed to be romantic, as they only respond to a Beldum with a pulse that calls to them, and as a result, mate for life. The joining process is disorienting, and it is a testament to this Pokemon’s intelligence and psychic power that it can effectively fight during this time.

#375.5 - Rather than a romantic connection, mature Metang seek out a strong rival to fuse with. Once one Metang finds another which feels mutual respect, the two battle, and the winner will be the Metang that will be on top during the fusing process. The other will be slowly absorbed on the bottom. Because of their experience evolving as Beldum, Metang remain strong fighters during the joining process. Once fully joined, the resulting Metagross, possessing four brains, will be more intelligent than a supercomputer.

Named: Beldum - ? - Metang - ? - Metagross

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SUNMOON POKEDDEX CHALLENGE DAY 23 - Favourite Legendary: Solgaleo

I love both title legendaries of Sun and Moon but for me Solgaleo is the one that really just has that special feel to it. One of the reasons is the design. You look at it and you think “Oh, a lion, cool!” but when you look at it more closely it is so much more. At least for me.

That is why I took a completely different turn with this design. This Solgaleo isn’t based on a regular lion for various reasons but instead it is based on an extinct thylacoleo. I personally felt like thylacoleo (marsupial lion) has qualities that feel more fitting to Solgaleo than a regular African lion, one being the feeling of alieness. Both Lunala and Solgaleo are very alien creatures so I thought it would be more fitting for their origin and nature to go for something unusual. Thylacoleo was also a terrifying beast with incredibly powerful bite and deadly claws.

Another reason to go for thylacoleo was that it felt more stocky and sturdy than a regular lion. Solgaleo appears to have armor as well which I did not want to portray as patterned skin/fur. I wanted to do something more interesting. And for me thylacoleo gave a chance to mix in some other qualities. I went with rhino armor. It’s sturdy, allows movement and it also gave me the motif I needed for Solgaleo’s mane.

For the most part the mane feels more solid than fluffy and furry so I applied the rhino armor there as well to represent the more solid looking parts. I didn’t want to go with overly fluffy and recoloured mane either because that again feels like is lacking the feeling of alieness. Besides, I have done a recoloured lion version already so about time I got more serious about it and stopped with the shortcuts and the obvious choices. There are a ton of cool creatures out there but it can be a real chore to find the most fitting ones.

Overall I am very pleased with how this design came out and I feel like I could explore it even further at some point!

360-PLATINUZ [Platinum-Luz]
-Steel/Psychic
-The Mirror Pokemon
-Ability: Magic Bounce - Twisted Mirror(HA)*
-Dex: “This pokemon used to always accompany the kroelian royalty, especially noblewomen who would spent their time looking at their own reflection. This pokemon was said to always show "one’s best side”, something the pokemon achieved by creating small illusions with their psychic powers.“
    -Confusion
    -Gyro Ball
    -Light Screen
    -Iron Defense

–>Evolves after learning Mirror Shot<–

202-SILVAIN [Silver-Vain]
-Steel/Psychic
-The Silver Mirror Pokemon
-Ability: Magic Bounce - Twisted Mirror(HA)
-Dex: "SILVAIN feeds on strong emotions, either good or bad, and after coming in touch with its "prey” they will either strive to make them really happy or really miserable. SILVAIN can find out people’s deepest desires or greatest fears, and  display them to evoke strong emotional responses..“
-Moveset:
    -Mirror Shot
    -Mirror Coat
    -Reflect
    -Metal Burst

*All the opponents stat changes have an opposite effect

Type Speciality

Remember when you were a kid playing Pokémon and you always questioned why gym leaders stuck to a specific type? Surely it made them weaker? Well, that may be so, but it makes them weaker in the same way that a long-range sniper is less skilled than someone who can make Michelin-star food whilst also being a flourishing assassin. Different types warrant different skills and handling, so it makes sense for most to specialise in one. Obviously, temperament and training methods will vary from Pokémon to Pokémon depending on both its species and its own personality, but generalisations can be made for each type.

Normal Type:

Normal is probably considered the easiest type to train, though that statement doesn’t always ring true (there’s a big difference between battling with a furret and a slaking, if you get what I mean). Generally, however, normal types will be selected for young, beginner trainers to get them used to the process of giving commands and training without resistance, before allowing them to progress onto the slightly more skittish or defiant types such as electric and dark. 

Fire Type:

Fire types don’t have bad temperament, but they require a trainer who is willing to take them out onto an isolated area in order to battle with them safely (though most gyms probably provide suitable training grounds for all types). They can be highly energised, so their trainer needs to be active and resilient, but generally don’t respond well to hard, strict commands; they are willing to accept a trainer as their master, but want to be treated like friends.

Water Type: 

As some water types are incapable of surfacing, this makes a portion of them difficult to train with. Nonetheless, those incapable of breathing above water can still be utilised; most trainers will teach these Pokémon to respond to gesture-based signals rather than audible commands, as this will allow them to communicate without sound (this technique, however, is probably used by many skilled trainers in order to avoid alerting the opponent to their move choice). Still, I imagine that the most popular water choices are those that can breathe both above and below water (vaporeon, quagsire, dewgong, gyarados etc.), as they can battle more effectively with Pokémon of other types.

Grass Type:

One of the calmest types available. Harsh commands are not needed, but rather encouragement and persuasion. I feel that Pokémon belonging to this type may be somewhat slow to progress at first, taking a fair amount of time to become strong, but the moment they break that barrier they become a force to be reckoned with. So, in short, grass training takes patience, just as waiting for the growth of crops does.  

Electric Type:

Unsurprisingly, electric types are the most energetic. Their speed needs to be honed and their pent-up energy released; electric type trainers have to exercise their Pokémon frequently as well as train them, though the two activities often coincide. Some Pokémon of this type can possess short attention spans, but providing that their training is engaging and varied they are generally eager to cooperate.

Psychic Type:

Psychic trainers have to be prepared to forge very deep and emotional bonds with their Pokémon, as psychic types are incredibly sensitive to their owner’s moods and often react to them accordingly. Gardevoir, for example, will often pick up on emotions and mimic them, and Pokémon such as spoink and reuniclus probably attempt to cheer their trainers when they are sad. Psychic Pokémon are, on average, more intelligent than members of other types, which makes them highly responsive to training but also more questioning of the methods used. They are also rather sensitive to harsh commands and criticism, but are deeply loyal and trusting. They will have faith in their trainers even when requested to do acts they are unsure of, and so will flourish when used by those who know how to bring out the best in them. 

Dark Type:

Dark types, by contrast, need an incredibly firm hand. If they get their own way too frequently, they will become defiant, mischievous and unresponsive to commands; their place in the pecking order must be established swiftly when obtained. Once the master-Pokémon relationship is enforced, they will gain respect for their trainer and bond with them. Due to this relationship, they tend not to improvise in battle, not unless their trainer gives them a framework within which they can do so, as they find it difficult to distinguish between spontaneity and defiance. They are so duly trained to be obedient that they become reluctant to act of their own accord, but this mentality can be changed over time. Once a dark type chooses to follow only your commands, you know that it respects you, and so from then on you can train it to be more independent. It’s all about building up the layers.

Ghost Type:

Ghost types reside, training-wise, at some point on the spectrum between dark and psychic. Whilst they don’t need as strict dictation as the former, they aren’t as sensitive as the latter. Mischievous ghost types such as gengar and misdreavus require the same kind of treatment that one would give to naughty children, whereas calmer ones such as froslass, mismagius and gourgeist warrant gentler instruction. Either way, ghost types are sneaky in battle and, unlike dark Pokémon, will often take the initiative and act beyond their trainer’s commands. This improvisation is a trait often associated with psychic Pokémon; however, ghost types are more likely to be spontaneous in a way that their trainers dislike. Psychic types generally make better judgements of their trainers’ overall strategies in battle, whereas ghost Pokémon tend to make decisions based on their immediate consequences. Nevertheless, some of these peculiar, unprecedented actions have been known to win matches.

Flying Type:

Flying type is the one faction of Pokémon for which a generalisation cannot really be made, as members of this type often belong primarily to another. However, their training methods are still very defined; a flying trainer must have a huge sense of spacial awareness, and must be able to tutor their Pokémon on how to carry out long commands (flying up and then diving down to attack) and respond to non-audible signals - if they are to attack from the air effectively, they will be out of earshot of their trainer.

Fighting Type:

In order to seriously train fighting types, the trainer has to be physically fit themselves; Pokémon of this type will bond better with those who train alongside them. They also rest fairly little and need frequent, organised training sessions, and do not respond well to irregularity. A psychic type would be comfortable to train intermittently, but a fighting one would dislike the lack of order. Moreover, they also benefit from repetitive training - executing a move over and over again, for example, until they are competent at it. Funnily enough, well-trained fighting types are some of the least hectic Pokémon in battle, as they perform best when their skills are honed individually and with precision; they are not brutishly forceful as many would believe.  

Bug Type:

Pokémon of this type are known to acquire skills quickly but lack the power that other types bear. As a general trend, many bugs (beedrill, butterfree, beautifly, vivillon) reach the pinnacle of their strength quickly and find it hard to build on that, so bug trainers have to focus on perfecting strategy to bring out the best in them. Where a dragon trainer can sometimes rely on power alone to win battle, bug trainers cannot. It’s all about detail - status conditions, stat boosts, slowly weakening the opponent before dealing a final blow. That isn’t to say that powerful bug types don’t exist - species like scizor and heracross are formidable opponents - but they generally lack the overwhelming force of other types. They are not, however, to be underestimated. 

Rock Type:

Rock types are known for their brawn rather than their brains. To bring out the best in them, trainers need to be patient and unruffled, adept at giving simple, direct commands. Rock Pokémon can be stubborn, but treating them with a firm hand is not advised. Whilst dark types may refuse to cooperate to undermine their trainer’s authority, unresponsive rock types are usually just fed up, fatigued, or irritable with their own performance, so it is best to either comfort them or leave them alone. On the upside, rock types do not dislike repetitive training and have among the best muscle memory of any type. If an attack was tutored appropriately, they should remember it for the rest of their life, even if they go years without using it. This gives rock trainers a certain flexibility that makes up for their Pokémon’s inability to improvise.

Ground Type:

Ground types bear similarities to rock types but are generally less rigid and more independent-minded. Ground trainers typically focus on overwhelming their opponents with strong, straightforward attacks, raising their Pokémon to hit hard and take hard hits. They aren’t the most challenging type to raise due to their docile nature, but there is a certain knack to finding the balance between offence and defence in ground types that a lot of trainers don’t have. 

Poison Type:

Poison is a type that goes in and out of fashion in the battle industry. Such types are far friendlier and more intelligent than they appear, willing to accept their place in the trainer-Pokémon hierarchy and respond to their master’s commands. They aren’t as free with improvisation as other types, but they have been known to make extra attempts to poison foes without being asked to - they think beyond their trainer’s commands without deviating too far from them. However, despite their many benefits, poison types just aren’t practical to own - some carry health risks, some are toxic to the touch, and most of them stink to high heaven.         

Steel Type:

Like flying types, steel Pokémon are difficult to generalise as so many belong to different types. A notable characteristic is that they can be unyielding and take time to form bonds with, but aside from that, there isn’t a great deal that makes them unique - most rock or ground trainers would have little difficulty raising steel Pokémon. A trainer’s decision to specialise in steel is likely to come from their appreciation of the type rather than their having a particular knack with it.

Ice Type:

Ice is frequently referred to as a ‘quiet’ type, as ice Pokémon rarely respond well to brash commands and do best when trained one-on-one rather than in pairs or trios. They mostly require gentle, sensitive coaching if they are to warm to their trainers, which means that they sometimes flounder in high-pressure tournaments and cannot cope with the chaos of double battles. Some think that the fragility of the type in battle may be a consequence of insufficient domestication. At any rate, half-ice types seem better suited to a competitive climate.        

Fairy Type:

Another favourite with children, fairy types have all the cooperation and friendliness of normal types but twice the power. Their attention spans can be somewhat lacking, but this flaw is often countered by determination; fairies are typically more eager to please their trainers than any other type. However, this eagerness robs them of the independence and instinct of psychics, as they are reluctant to do anything beyond their commands for fear of upsetting their trainer. Any successful improvisation must be positively reinforced if they are to have a degree of autonomy, but mistakes are never to be scolded. Fairy types are too sensitive to respond to criticism. Reward-based training is the most effective way to bring out their power. 

Dragon Type:

This type is possibly the hardest of all to train, hence why dragon taming tends to run in families. To be an effective dragon trainer, one needs to find a balance between dominance and respect, as dragons take orders only from those who recognise their power without being intimidated by it. The most successful dragon specialists start young, with milder species like dratini and noibat, before building up to more defiant kinds. Raising a dragon from birth is the best way to generate the necessary mutual respect.  

Some regard dragon taming as a lifestyle - an expensive one, at that. Aside from the skill needed to cope with such powerful beasts, the money required to buy, feed, house and train them is far greater than most can afford. Some aspiring trainers gain access to dragon types through scholarships or scouting, but often too late for them to specialise effectively. For now, it remains a type for the elite. 

“Gen VII”

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World-Building/Headcanons; Type intellect compared to humans

Of the Pokemon Types, Dark, Ghost, Psychic, Steel and Dragon tend to be the Types that have a naturally higher or on level intellect, to human standards.

That’s not to say other Pokemon are less intelligent or cannot be as smart, rather these Types tend to statistically be much smarter than others, or more often on the same intellectual and understanding level as humans can be.

Steel because of computers and electronic data. Steel Types are naturally smarter, as they can process complex thoughts and questions.
The Metagross line is a key example of this, as their intellect rivals a supercomputer..

Dark, due to how it takes some level of thought to be able to attack as they do. Understanding how another Pokemon or human think helps them to manipulate to twist to their agenda.
- Moves like Throat Chop for example; it takes some level of brains to realize ‘Throat=Sound moves’ ‘hit throat=no Sound comes out’, and then go in to take out that source.
- Moves that cause flinching work as well, realizing and utilizing the instinct of fear to make an opponent become taken aback to make another blow before them.
- Using natural cuteness to appeal and get out of risky situations. Purrloin are a good example here.
- Using teamwork and understanding how to isolate and trick something into a vulnerable position. Weavile, according to Sun, are able to divide and conquer.

Psychic is a Type relating to the mind and thoughts, Psychic Pokemon having many complex thoughts and questions.
- Pokemon like Xatu are capable of seeing the past and present, an ability that requires intense focus and mental strength.
- The Lake Trio understand complex emotions, being bearers of such.
- Psychic Type have also been seen to be self-aware, understanding a situation, the emotions, and understand questions, not to mention being able to actively question existence and the universe.

Dragon Types are smart in that they have strong tactics, can understand opponents, they horde and understand value, feel greed and rage.
- Dragonite are shown to be truly on past with most humans intellectually, understanding direction and location, memorizing names and being able to read, among other things.
- Flygon are capable of confusing and catching prey by using what is about it in the desert, using calls like those of humans to make them come closer to it.

Ghost is a Type with human level intellect, in that Ghosts may be the deceased forms of people and Pokemon, understand emotion, understand emotion and feed on emotion, or self aware and self aware of their situation and prior situation.
- Misdreavus is a Pokemon that understands how to frighten and what will cause fright in individuals.
- Mimikyu has an understanding of popular subjects, using Pikachu to try and draw in positive attention.

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Name: Fantobat
Legendary
Type: Steel/Psychic
Species: Ally of Justice
Ability: Wake-up call; The Pokemon will instantly wake up upon being hit with a Water-Type move.
Signature Move: Silver Slash (Steel-Type)

This Pokemon is spoken of in legends to be a guardian of an ancient civilization that was said to have been destroyed millions of years ago. The Pokemon was sealed in an old tomb, waiting to be woken up in the world’s time of need. Upon hearing it’s name called out by someone in danger, it will appear.


(Ogon Bat inspired Fakemon)

Solgaleo - or “Nebby herald of the sun version” - aesthetics

“It is said to live in another world. The intense light it radiates from the surface of its body can make the darkest of nights light up like midday.
This Pokémon is said to be a male evolution of Cosmog. At the activation of its third eye, it departs for another world”

Why is Solgaleo a psychic - STEEL type? Pokémon Sun and Moon characters and Pokémon are inspired by alchemy. Solgaleo is inspired by the symbol of the “The Green Lion Devouring The Sun”. On a chemical level this is a metaphor for when a green, liquid sulfate called “vitriol” purifies matter, leaving behind the gold within the matter.