Classification: The Comet Tail Pokémon
Description: This Pokémon’s tail may burn at extremely high temperatures, but the ice that composes its main body is chilled to such low temperatures that it is impossible to melt. This unique trait allows it to survive the fall from space down to Earth.
Does not evolve
Trivia: Cosmet migrate through space in herds. They pass by the Earth periodically, and when they do they create a grand spectacle in the sky. Sometimes a stray Cosmet will be caught by Earth’s gravity and pulled down to the surface.
Sorry it’s been so long. Let’s see what I can remember.
As is probably obvious by now, Mahemoth is one of the Tenno Region’s two fossil Pokémon. Instead of going for ancient invertebrates and/or dinosaurs like we normally see, I decided to go with something slightly different and make a fossil from the Ice Age. Frostover Island itself is the actual location in-game where you can obtain your choice of fossil. Speaking of Frostover Island, one minor liberty taken by this episode is the island. In Luna, Terra, and Sol, the only way to get to Frostover Island is by surfing, and Surf is not available until later in the game, so you have to fly back to Versal once you get it. Frostover Island is meant to be a location for the trainer to explore and to serve as a training location. It has no real reason to exist as far as the story is concerned, but between the training options there, the Ice-Types that can only be found there, and the fossil given as a reward for making it to the end of the glacial tunnels, it’s not a pointless location.
Classification: The Mammoth Pokémon
Description: During the time of the Ice Age, over 10,000 years ago, Mahemoth could be found all around the world. As the weather began to warm, these Pokémon found themselves unprepared for such climates and soon died completely out.
Evolves from Massodon at level 38
Tusk Fossil: A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that once lived in the snow. It looks as if it could be piece of a tusk.
Trivia: The adaptations of Mahemoth that allow it to live in the cold include a layer of fat and a thick fur coat. If put into warm weather, these two adaptations will cause the Pokémon to quickly overheat, hence the reason for its die-out.
Classification: The Seed Pokémon
Description: Traineed can do very little in the way of fighting due their small stature and weak limbs, but they dream of nothing more than to become powerful. They will dedicate much of their time to training in order to achieve this goal.
Evolves into Arborrior by training with a Fighting-Type move
Trivia: Traineed introduces a new method of evolution, as it must evolve by training with a Fighting-Type move. This means that it must use a Fighting-Type move a predetermined amount of times before it evolves. In the case of Traineed, it needs to use 20 Fighting-Type moves. As Low Kick is the only Fighting-Type move Traineed can learn, it must use that move 20 times.
Classification: The Forest Guardian Pokémon
Description: When a Traineed fully develops into an Arborrior, all of the training it put in can now be put to its full use with its powerful new body. It will fight endlessly to protect the forest that it lives in.
Evolves from Traineed by training with a Fighting-Type move
Trivia: The branches above its head its head will produce small seeds, which will eventually mature into Traineed. They will fall off when they are prepared to function on their own.
After returning to Versal City and finding the gym leader absent once again, Ash, Brock, and Brenda decide to take a trip to Frostover Island, an island off the coast of Versal known for being freezing cold year round. Once there, they find and amazing discovery from the ancient past.
Also, the Pokédex and Tenno League pages have been updated accordingly.
Alright, I admit that this episode was far overdue. I’ve been dangling this Sunny Day thing for quite a while now. It’s been 26 episodes since Turtsol “learned” Sunny Day, and that’s almost half the entire series. The reason I’ve been handling this move so strangely is because Sunny Day is a major power boost to Turtsol, and I need an excuse for why it isn’t using it every single battle. This episode served the primary purpose of justifying my excuse in the context of the story. The other thing this episode does was the Cosmic Quest premier of Castform’s Moonlit Form. A minor, but noteworthy contribution to the series. For those who haven’t seen Moonlit Castform before, check it out under the new weather section of the New Mechanics/Features page.