The Sun Also Rises

With Sun and Moon Versions on the horizon, I thought that now would be an ideal time reveal a Legendary Sun Pokémon of my own.

Heliosol
Heliosol
Classification: The Solar Pokémon
Type: Fire/Light
Description: This Pokémon was revered by the ancients of Tenno as a solar deity. It was known in times past to occasionally descend to Earth from its home in space to temporarily inhabit temples and shrines built in its honor.
Does Not Evolve

Trivia: Heliosol’s name is a combination of the name Helios, the Greek Titan of the Sun, and sol, the Latin word and scientific name for the Sun. In Tenno’s history and legends this Pokémon is highly associated with the Sun. In Luna and Terra Versions this Pokémon can be found in the ruins of Solar Peak, the  highest summit of Mt. Corona, but only after the player has defeated Terratlas/Seluna and entered the Hall of Fame. There seems to be more to this mysterious Pokémon than meets the eye.

Signature Move:
Coronal Storm
Gathering solar energy, the user unleashes an intense storm of charged particles. The attack is powered up if used when the sunlight is harsh.
Type: Fire/Light
Category: Special
Power: 100
Accuracy: 90
PP: 5

Signature Ability:
Solar Maximum
When the Pokémon attacks or is sent into a battle, it turns the sunlight harsh.

Episode 50 Review

Suffice it to say that this episode only exists in the first place because I needed an excuse for Misty to appear for the past several episodes. But it developed into an episode with much more importance. One such factor was the introduction of Tyde. I’ve been wanting to introduce my Elite Four for a while now, but it is somewhat hard to get a good enough reason for them to show up. It’s kind of a shame the way that the Elite Four is normally shown in the show. Ash may have met all of the Kanto Elite Four, but it took up until the Battle Frontier to do so (and technically he didn’t even meet Lance as an Elite Four, but a Champion). He never met Koga as an Elite Four and never met Karen at all. In Hoenn he only met Drake and none of the others. In Unova only Caitlin appeared, and that wasn’t until towards the end of the region. And so far in Kalos Siebold and Malva have only appeared in the Mega Evolution Specials, not the main series, and Wikstrom got a tiny cameo in a movie. Sinnoh is the only region so far that handled its Elite Four well and introduced all of them over the course of the region. I hope to do the same.

Another point worth mentioning for this episode was Misty’s send-off. Of all of Ash’s travelling companions to have a goal, Misty is probably the one who made the smallest strides towards said goal. She did win the Whirl Cup, but that was really all she did. In her send-off I wanted to give her an even more major step. So beyond just having her win the Splash Cup, I gave her the set up that promises to make her into a true Water-Type master. That was a proper send-off for her I believe.

Marlance

Marlance
Classification: The Swordfish Pokémon
Type: Water/Steel
Description: The pointed spear of Marlance is made of a strong and resilient metal, allowing it be used both as a jabbing and slashing weapon. Marlance will engage in swordfights to determine their social standing.
Evolves from Pufflail at level 27 and into Saws at level 48

Trivia: Marlance’s sword isn’t the only weaponry it possess. The quills in its dorsal fin are extremely pointy, and all of its other fins have razor sharp edges. In fact, it’s entire body can be used as one big weapon. Marlance can also swim through water at incredibly high velocities.

In-Depth Page

On a related note, an image of Tyde has recently been added to the Tenno League page.

Delphin

Delphin
Classification: The Hyper-Intelligent Pokémon
Type: Water/Psychic
Description: Delphin is one of the most intelligent species of Pokémon known. While it actually breathes air, it must live in the water so that it can use it as a constant coolant for its hyperactive brain, which would otherwise overheat. It expels the heated water through the blowhole on its back.
Does not Evolve

Trivia: Since the cooling requirements of their massive brains has forced Delphin to permanently live underwater, this has hindered their ability to interact with the world around them, such as losing the ability to grasp and move objects. To move past this hindrance, the already large brain of Delphin grew even larger and developed telekinetic powers to compensate. It’s name is derived from Delphinus, the scientific term for a dolphin, but shortened to sound more like Dolphin. Also, it calls to mind Delphi, as in the Oracle of Delphi, in reference to its psychic powers.

In-Depth Page

Episode 50: Splashing In

Check out the 50th episode of Cosmic Quest here!

Misty has at last brought Ash and the others to the world-famous Rest Stop Resort, home of the Splash Cup. Misty hopes to prove there beyond a shadow of a doubt that she has what it takes to become a true Water-Type master.

Also, the Tenno League and Pokédex pages have been updated accordingly.

Episode 48 and 49 Review

This idea was obviously meant to be a celebration of the past 20 years of Pokémon. From big things like the return of Gary and Mewtwo to smaller things like a recurring theme of the number 20 (by the way viginti, as in Project Viginti, is Latin for 20), it was all over the place. It would be too much to specifically go over every little joke and reference I made, but they should be easy enough to find.

The idea for this episode can be traced way back to before I had even considered writing Cosmic Quest, back to when Genesect and the Legend Awakened first came out. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I was immediately disappointed that the Mewtwo in the movie was not the same Mewtwo I grew up with. In all honesty, the Mewtwo present there was very disappointing. I wanted to watch a movie about a fierce and invincible demigod-like being with an inbred hatred towards humanity, not some random arrogant psychic lady who’s indifferent towards humans. But soon after that movie, with the existence of Mega Mewtwo X known, my brother and I came up with the theory that an upcoming movie would feature a battle between the two Mewtwo, with the original Mewtwo becoming Mega Mewtwo X. At this point, that ever actually happening seems extremely unlikely, as we are now at the end of Kalos’ lifespan, and it’s during Kalos they would want to use the Mega Mewtwo. But, I did realize soon after starting Cosmic Quest that I could work that idea into my own episode. As the 20th Anniversary approached, I decided that I wanted to do a 20th Anniversary special. I quickly realized that a battle of the Mewtwo would be a perfect anniversary plot.

In reference towards the name of the episodes, Attack of Clones, I want to explain my logic. I, one day, had a sudden realization that whenever Mewtwo pops up, it is in movie/special that has name that seems to be linked to a Star Wars title. It first appears in Mewtwo Strikes Back, similar to The Empire Strikes Back. Then it appears in Mewtwo Returns, like Return of the Jedi. And finally we have Genesect and the Legend Awakened, similar to The Force Awakens. Therefore, I could not resist making a Star Wars joke here, and Attack of the Clones was the obvious choice.

One last thing I have to mention is some last minute changes I made. I had actually finished both episodes the Wednesday before the anniversary, that means that they were complete before the announcement of Sun and Moon. I went in right before publishing the episodes and added the Sun and Moon references to both Team Rocket’s reward jokes and to Mew’s speech. Originally the reward joke (the one where they mention the names of every Pokémon game) had Meowth saying something about speculating that they’d be catching Z’s on beds made of money, as current speculation inferred Z was to be the next game. But with the announcement of Sun and Moon I changed the line to being about the Sun and Moon. To further the joke, I added the extra statement about never being able to catch Z’s as a jab at the fact that Z Version will almost certainly not happen.

The anniversary may be past us, but always remember to train on!