Classification: The Gladiatorial Bird Pokémon
Description: A master of aerial combat, this Pokémon will fight with a never-ending onslaught of physical attacks. When two or more are in one place, it will always lead to a fight between them.
Evolves from Falcoknight at level 36
Trivia: If Eagladiator is not training or fighting, it can often be found sharpening its talons against rocks. It keeps its talons so sharp that a slash from them can cut through solid rock. The leader of a flock of Eagladiator is often determined by who has the sharpest and strongest talons.
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.
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.
Meteormight (Click here for the in-depth Pokédex page) (Shiny Sprite)
Classification: The Space Warrior Pokémon
Description: Meteormight’s fists can hit with the force of a meteorite hitting the Earth’s surface. It can retract its limbs in order to hurl itself at an opponent with an even greater force.
Evolves from Meteorfight at level 34
Trivia: Having been intensely heated up in their entry into the Earth’s atmosphere, the rocky surface of Meteormight has been extremely hardened, allowing for both a powerful offense and defense.
Classification: The Knighted Bird Pokémon
Description: After spending their youth doing nothing but training, Falcoknight are very proficient fighters. They can attack with jabs from their sharpened talons, or even punch like attacks from their wings.
Evolves from Apprentichick at level 17 and into Eagladiator at level 36
Trivia: Falcoknight are masters of aerial combat, but also train to ensure that they can maneuver proficiently on land. They sharpen their talons against stones every day to ensure a maximum powered Talon Grapple attack. In medieval times, they would be used for falconry hunting, or as assistants to knights.
Also, Ash’s team pose on the Character Description page has been updated to include this new image.
Classification: The Shinobi Pokémon
Description: Ninjato are experts in fighting in the shadows. They can create some of the sharpest blades out of pure shadows, which they wield with great skill. In the ancient past, they fought side by side with ninjas.
Evolves from Ninjitsu by leveling up while holding the Ninja Scrolls.
Trivia: Ninjato’s name comes from the name of a type of ninja sword. As well as being masters of the blade, they are efficient in hand-to-hand combat, and are masters of stealth.
As normal, this episode featured the capture of the “Basic Bird Pokémon” of the region he’s in, continuing the theme from his Piddgeotto, Noctowl, Tailow, Starly, Pidove, and Fletchling. Aprentichick’s Talon Grapple attack is its evolutionary line’s signature move. It is my first example of a Combo-Type move (for more information on those, see the New Mechanics page), being both a Flying and Fighting-Type move. This episode also featured my first attempt at a “Who’s that Pokémon!?” As I said in the story, I was trying it out for fun, and I think I liked it enough to keep on doing it. Sorry if you think it’s too silly.