Episode 90: Breaking Training

Episode 90 of Cosmic Quest is here to read now.

Ash, Brock, and Brenda arrive to Cosm City with enough extra time to spend having some fun before things get serious for Brenda. But when Michelle spots them having fun instead of training, she assumes the worst. Is the friendship of Brenda and Michelle at its end?

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Episode 89 Review

Tardiguard is a pretty interesting Pokémon I came up with not too long ago. It’s based off of the tardigrade, or as you might better know it, the water bear. The tardigrade is a microscopic animal that is famous for being one of the most hardy creatures on Earth. It can survive extremes in temperature, radiation, extreme pressure, and even the vacuum of space. There may be a lot of extremophiles, organisms that thrive in extreme conditions on Earth, but none of them can live in as many environments as the tardigrade. It’s just begging to be turned into a Pokémon. The gummy bear-like design of Tardiguard is inspired by its common name, the water bear, and the “squishy” nature of a microscopic organism. It is worth noting that Tardiguard can be found all over Tenno in the most extreme areas, such Frostover Island, the volcanic Victory Road, and space. There’s even a room in the Starcore Underground, the nuclear reactor room, where one can only encounter Tardiguard.

This episode was designed as a way to show of the nature of Tardiguard. After all, what better use is there for a virtually indestructible Pokémon than to rescue people from extreme circumstances. The more clueless, ignorant, and aloof nature of the Tardiguard  in this episode was inspired by seemingly aimless nature of microscopic organisms in their movement. It also helps to think that a Pokémon that can’t be hurt by much probably wouldn’t be too worried about the world around it. Tardiguard E was meant to be the pinnacle of this trait, but the entire Tardiguard Squad showed it to some degree.

Abyssoul

Abyssoul
Classification: The Curse Chest Pokémon
Type: Ghost/Water
Description: It is said when a greedy pirate can’t relinquish his treasure, his spirit become bound to his treasure chest, creating this Pokémon. It hordes treasure inside of it, and only gives it to those it absolutely trusts.
Does not Evolve

Trivia: If it finds new items of value, it will quickly scoop them up and place them in its chest. If one attempts to take treasure from inside this Pokémon’s chest, it will place a curse on them. The arm that emerges from the chest can appear either through the treasure or out from behind the chest.

Signature Ability:
Treasure Trove
The Pokémon may give you a piece of treasure.
In-Depth Description: If holding no item, the Pokémon may randomly hold one of the following: Nugget, Big Nugget, Pearl, Big Pearl, Pearl String, Stardust, Star Piece, or Comet Shard

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Pufflail

Pufflail
Classification: The Puffer Mace Pokémon
Type: Water/Steel
Description: The spikes on Pufflail’s body are practically unbreakable. When threatened, it will wildly swing it body around, ramming its spikes into anything nearby.
Evolves into Marlance at level 27

Trivia: Its ruthless manor of defending itself lead to brutal, yet efficient medieval weapons that were based off of it.

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Pokémon Episode 89: Caught Off-Tardiguard

Episode 89 has been posted here.

On their way to Cosm City, Ash, Brock, and Brenda hear a cry for help from an old lady. Her friend, Muttnik, has been trapped in a burning building, but it’s impossible for anyone to get in or out, anyone normal that is. A squad a very special Pokémon appearing in time to save the day.

Also, the Pokédex page has been updated accordingly.

Gigastar

Gigastar
Classification: The Red Giant Pokémon
Type: Fire/Light
Description: This is the form taken when the Pokémon has burned out most of its internal fuel. It may be nearing the end of its life, but it’s larger and more powerful than ever.
Evolves from Astar with use of a Sun Stone

Trivia: The sheer size of Gigastar makes it more bright than Astar, but despite this, its actual surface temperature is cooler. At this stage in life, it will only continue to cool as it grows older.

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