For a while I’ve been messing around with the idea of Dragon/Poison-Type Pokémon that’s based off of a Gila monster and evolves into a Komodo dragon, but I was never able to come up with a solid concept. When attempting to come up with a name for said Gila monster Pokémon, I remembered that Gila is not pronounce gil-a, but rather hil-a with an h sound instead of a g. When trying to come up with names based off of that, I thought of the name Heala, and the concept of an antivenom Pokémon came to mind pretty fast. I felt like it was a unique enough idea to go ahead and make the Pokémon. Basically, this entire episode formed as a way to display this concept. It might have been a tad on the morbid/violent side for Pokémon, but that kind of came with the territory.
Episode 77 is out and can be read here.
When Kappaqueous receives a nasty poisoning that Brock can’t heal, it’s up to Ash to find a special Pokémon that can heal it. And even if he finds it, he has to get it to cooperate too.
Also, the Pokédex and Abilitydex pages have been updated accordingly.