Trainers who allow their seismitoads to roam the house rarely invest in actual drinking glasses, and those who do keep them safely secured when they’re not in use. An irritable or overjoyed seismitoad may express its emotions by sending tremors through the earth and inadvertently (or purposefully, as the case may be) shattering some fragile objects. Plastic is safer.
Palpitoad saliva used to be a key ingredient in many ancient glue mixtures. Even today, trainers that own palpitoads may sometimes tempt them to lick broken shelves or shoe soles to temporarily fix them.
Tympoles were once used by old, riverside communities as part of an alarm system. These communities, understanding how the pokémon emitted sound waves at the sight of danger, would put metal forks outside their houses which were capable of resounding a tympole’s cries, reverberating them at a level the human ear could detect. This system would alert the communities as to any signs of unrest near the river.
Palpitoads and seismitoads gain speed when swimming by invoking tremors in the water around them, making it sway and rock and propel them forward. Without their ability to create vibrations, they would be as sluggish underwater as they are on land.
Although seismitoads are supposed to be fed on insects, they have remarkable appetites and will eat almost anything. They have been known to snaffle burgers, swallow apples whole, and eat entire sacks of raw potatoes that they find long-abandoned at the backs of cupboards.
The tympole line does not croak. For the most part, they interact completely silently.
By gripping a person’s arm and sending vibrations through it, seismitoads are easily capable of breaking bones. Their superior abilities in shattering debris make them common to rescue teams, particularly those dedicated to the recovery of earthquake victims, trapped cavers, people affected by avalanches, etc. - anything that involves vast piles of scree.