Classification: The Fission Pokémon
Description: Its body is powered by the force of nuclear fission, which is converted into electrical energy. Its skin contains high amounts of lead, so it poses no danger of radiation poisoning to those around it.
Evolves into Nucleactor at level 46
Trivia: The only thing Nucleaction needs to survive is uranium. A small amount of uranium deposited into its nuclear core can allow to survive for several years before it needs to hunt for more fuel. The level that Nucleaction evolves into Nucleactor is 46, which is half of 92, the atomic number of uranium. The only way for the average trainer to obtain a Nucleaction is from a worker at the Starcore Nuclear Power Plant, who gives one away.
Also, the Abilitydex has been updated with Nucleaction’s signature ability, Radioactive.
Episode 41 is here.
(But who knows for how long…)
When a Rotom reeks havoc on the systems of a nuclear power plant, it’s up to Ash, Brock, and Brenda, along with the Starcore Gym Leader Neutrina and a very special Pokémon to save the day from total meltdown.
Also, the Pokédex and Tenno League pages have been updated accordingly.
This episode exists because I felt like after such a traumatic experience for Brenda, I couldn’t just have her acting like everything’s just fine in the next episode. I needed a transition episode. It just so happened that during this episode they would be traveling to one of the few snowy areas in Tenno, and I wanted Brenda to capture an Ice-Type at some point. Add those plots together, and this episode was born. And I’m going to admit it, Frostcicle is one of my weakest designed Pokémon yet. One reason for this is that it is actually one of the earlier Pokémon I created. I liked it enough, and felt like it was just well enough designed, to be able to graduate to being in Cosmic Quest. Actually, it is the first Pokémon from my original “generation” of Pokémon (I created two generations of Pokémon originally, and Tenno was my second generation, another region that I have completely discarded was my first. It and its Pokémon were made years earlier) to make it to Cosmic Quest completely unedited in name, concept, and design.
Classification: The Ice Spike Pokémon
Description: This Pokémon lives only where the temperature remains constantly below freezing. When resting, Frostcicle will attach itself to a branch or other overhanging object, allowing it to grow in size as it takes on more ice.
Does not evolve
Trivia: Frostcicle are very happy Pokémon by their very nature. They often live in large groups. When they sleep at night they can be indistinguishable from normal icicles. Because they grow and shrink according to water gain/loss, no two Frostcicle are the same size.
Classification: The Brutal Bushido Pokémon
Description: Its entire body can be used as a weapon. Often instead of fighting, Slashogun will command hordes of Slasharp to do its work for it, unless its honor is questioned, in which case it will fight alone.
Evolves from Slasharp by leveling up while holding the Samurai Helmet
Trivia: Slashogun is the arch-rival of Ninjato. Slashogun embodies brute force and honor, while Ninjato employs stealth and trickery. Their differences are irreconcilable, making it so that they have and will always fight when two meet for the first time. Also, while Ninjato and Ninjitsu, their pre-evolved forms, tend to live solitary lives, Slashogun and Slasharp live in communities where one Slashogun rules over a gang of Slasharp.
Also, the Attackdex has been updated with Slashogun’s signature move, Cold Steel.
Episode 40 is out now, read it here.
Fresh off her loss at at the Starside Pokémon Contest, Brenda isn’t feeling herself. To make things worse, she gets separated from Ash and Brock. But then she meets a Pokémon that has one goal; to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Also, the Character Guide and Pokédex have been updated accordingly.
The real purpose of this episode was to give some much needed character to both Brenda and Will. Up until this point, I’ve been a little disappointed with my writing for them, as both were just kind of there, but it didn’t mean much. Also, there wasn’t really much substance between their rivalry. This episode gave us the first major display of emotion on both of their parts, intensified their rivalry, and set up future story arcs for them all at the same time. In case you didn’t notice though, I have been leading up to this episode. Brenda has always seemed to like to wing things, just jumping into them without any practice, and she normally does pretty well. This was made even more extreme in the episode Pedal to the Medal, where she outright refused to practice. Conversely, Jessie spent that entire episode practicing, setting her up for her victory in this episode.