Classification: The Will-O-The-Wisp Pokémon
Description: Wispirit can conjure illusory fire to scare unaware travelers. It can also control real fire at will. It is known for its flickering blue light that appears and disappears in the darkness of night.
Evolves into Infearno with a Fire Stone
Trivia: Wispirit are often seen from afar at night on dark roads, but when the traveler approaches them, they fade away, due to their natural shyness. Despite their shy nature, Wispirit are also mischievous are enjoy playing pranks on the unaware. There are countless folktales the have been attributed to these Pokémon.
Classification: The Toxic Smoke Pokémon
Description: One whiff of Hazeard’s fumes can lead to intense stomach sickness. It is advised to hold your breath when in the vicinity of this Pokémon.
Evolves from Noxic at level 26 and into Venimbus at level 41
Trivia: Hazeard is formed primarily from a unique combination of ozone, carbon dioxide, methane, and sulfur gases. Despite it being formed from heavy pollution, it also consumes these gases, so some scientists are looking into using it to reverse air pollution.
The 95th episode of Cosmic is out, and can be read here.
Arriving back at Opti City, our heroes learn that the Opti Gym Leader is also an astronomer, and will be hosting a special astronomy class that night. Of course, Team Rocket can’t help but to attack and mess everything up.
Also, the Pokédex page has been updated accordingly.
We’re almost there. In only a mere five episodes we’ll reach the 100th episode of Cosmic Quest. This is a momentous occasion, and will be celebrated accordingly. Stay tuned!
I’m just going to come right out and admit that this episode was far from my strongest. I don’t think it was bad, but I’m not sure I can say it was good, either. It just kind of was. Obviously this episode was written for the purpose of getting Brenda new Pokémon, but it didn’t really end up having any purpose beyond that. Oh well, I tried my best.
Damon was an addition made to the episode in order to try to get more content into it, as my original plan had even less going for it. I’ve also realized recently that Cosmic Quest doesn’t do nearly as many “character of the week” type episodes as the real show does, so moving forward I’m going to try to have those pop up at least a little more often.
Wispirit is another one of my extremely early original Pokémon designs I made when I was child. I have, of course, advanced the concept since then, but a certain simplicity in its design still exists, leftover from this phase. It was actually one of the very first standalone Pokémon I ever created, if not the first. As a kid, I was never sure why there wasn’t a Ghost/Fire Pokémon based off of a will-o-the-wisp. Since those days, the Litwick line has been introduced, which could be argued to be based at least in part off of a will-o-the-wisp, but its certainly not obvious. Therefore, I still feel that Wispirit is justifiable in its existence.