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.
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.
Classification: The Red Giant Pokémon
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.
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.
Classification: The Fire Snake Pokémon
Description: This Pokémon is known for producing a potent venom which will cause a burning sensation while also remaining toxic. Vipyre has troubles keeping its flames lit in the cold, so it must seek areas of warmth to live in.
Evolves from Pyrethon at level 25
Trivia: Despite being a Fire-Type, Vipyre’s coldblooded nature often times makes it ineffective at fighting Ice-Type Pokémon. When it comes time for it to shed its skin, the old scales will burn away in a near instantaneous flash of fiery incandescence. This display is often claimed to be a sight of great beauty.
Classification: The Solar Pokémon
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.
Gathering solar energy, the user unleashes an intense storm of charged particles. The attack is powered up if used when the sunlight is harsh.
When the Pokémon attacks or is sent into a battle, it turns the sunlight harsh.
Classification: The Solar Panel Pokémon
Description: Upon evolution, Turtsol’s solar panels become much more efficient, allowing to gather even more energy from the sun. It has also integrated the metal from its solar panels into its shell, allowing it to become a much better defensive mechanism.
Evolves from Turcell at level 16 and into Solurtle at level 36
Trivia: A Turcell can live without its solar panels, as most of its energy is still derived from traditional food at that stage. But once it evolves into Turtsol, it will be unable to function if its panels are removed, as it relies on the sun for most of its energy. A Turtsol will quickly die without its panels.