Assimlophage

Assimlophage
Classification: The Assimilation Pokémon
Type: Poison/Steel
Description: Assimlophage injects in own genetic material into other Pokémon, which completely rewrites the victim Pokémon’s DNA. The infected Pokémon will slowly transform into a genetically identical Assimlophage.
Evolves from Germite at level 30

Trivia: Scientists debate over whether Assimlophage should be considered a Pokémon or a macroscopic virus, which in turn leads to the question of it can even be considered a living organism at all. This debate is further fueled by the fact that Assimlophage has no need for food, water, or even air. This terrifying Pokémon’s only instinct is to spread its genetic code at all costs. It has even been documented to survive extend stays in the sub-zero vacuum of space.

Due to their unique method of reproducing, all Assimlophage are genetically identical, implying that one random mutation created the first one, and it spread its species by infecting others.

Signature Ability:
Virulent
At the end of each turn, all other Pokémon have their abilities become Virulent.

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Tennoan Forms and Tennoan Metagross

If you’ve read the Team Rocket Movie already, then you already know that one of the bigger shocks is the surprise appearance of the first ever Tenno Regional Variant, Tennoan Metagross. I’m sure it must seem very odd for me to suddenly release my first Regional Variant years after their introduction in Sun and Moon. There’s a method to my madness.

I had always thought that Regional Variants were to be a gimmick that were locked to the Alola Region. Due to this, it seemed unrealistic to me to make my own Tennoan Forms, as it would just leave my region sticking out like a sore thumb with a gimmick that it shouldn’t have. Since I couldn’t just take back any Tennoan Forms I might make, I decided instead to make none at all. However, as of last week’s Pokémon Sword and Shield news, it has now been confirmed that Regional Variants exist in at least one region other than Alola, the Galar Region. That’s all the justification I needed. So I brainstormed a few ideas, one of them being Tennoan Metagross, and prepared to implement them. I realized that my nearly ready to release Team Rocket Movie already featured a Metagross in it, so I decided to replace it with a Tennoan Metagross and make the movie the first ever look at a Tennoan Form Pokémon.

Unlike Alola, Tenno is a region heavily affected by humans, and because of this, most Tennoan Forms will be Pokémon that changed due to the influence, whether direct or indirect, of humans. More specifically, most, if not all, will be related to Tenno’s space industry in one way or another. For example, Tennoan Metagross is designed to look like a lunar lander used in the Apollo Program.

And here’s some further details on the first Tennoan Pokémon:

Tennoan Metagross
Type: Steel/Fire
Description: Metagross in Tenno were altered by scientists to allow them to land on the surface of the Moon. They would send back priceless data and pave the way for the first man on the Moon.
Evolves from Metang at Level 45

Trivia: Tennoan Metagross can hover by activating the four rockets on the bottom of its legs. By activating the main booster on the bottom of its body, it can achieve orbit. Its four brains allow it to make minute changes to the angle of legs with reaction times on the level of microseconds, allowing it to follow a precise course with little danger of crashing.

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Now that you’ve gotten your first taste of a Tennoan Form Pokémon, you can expect more to slowly trickle in from Cosmic Quest and other sources.

Guilloking

Guilloking
Classification: The Execution Pokémon
Type: Dark/Steel
Description: Only the strongest Bisharp with the sharpest blades evolve into Guilloking. While a Bisharp commands a group of Pawniard, they, in turn, answer to a Guilloking.
Evolves from Bisharp by trading while holding a Whetstone

Trivia: Guilloking will spend much of its day sitting on a makeshift throne and sharpening its blades. From its throne it will strategically command its Bisharp and Pawniard underlings. It does not except failure, and is swift and cruel in the punishments it hands out. When two Guilloking meet, their armies do battle. The battle only stops when one side takes out the other’s Guilloking. The victorious Guilloking takes control over what remains of its opponent’s army.

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Also, the Whetstone has been added to the New Items Page. Whetstone

Cycloptic

Cycloptic
The Telescope Pokémon
Type: Light/Steel
Description:  This Pokémon can see objects at great distances away. Its telescope eye grows with age, and the larger it gets, the further it can see.
Does not evolve

Trivia: Cycloptic is capable of standing still for hours at a time, focusing on one single point in order to collect as much light as possible, and to resolve a clear image. If this point moves, like a star in the sky, Cycloptic can pivot on its neck and its waist, and its telescope eye can be angled up and down, allowing it to track the object as necessary. It is not unusual to find this Pokémon completely dormant at night, as it takes in the sky above it.

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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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Yuifoe

Yuifoe
Classification: The Flying Saucer Pokémon
Type: Steel/Psychic
Description: Even though it was only recently discovered, some claim that this Pokémon has been visiting Earth for the past 50 years, but was covered up by the government.
Does not evolve

Trivia: Yuifoe utilizes extra-dimensional physics to make its interior larger than its exterior, allowing for it to comfortably carry passengers, such as Elgyem, Beheeyem, and Eatyai. It can communicate with its passengers via telepathy. It has two eye-like sensors, one on each side of its “head,” which, combined with its ability to turn its “head” 360 degrees, allows it to see in all directions. Many UFO sightings around the world turn out to be this Pokémon instead, but since it comes from outer space, it might as well be a UFO sighting anyways.

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Marlance

Marlance
Classification: The Swordfish Pokémon
Type: Water/Steel
Description: The pointed spear of Marlance is made of a strong and resilient metal, allowing it be used both as a jabbing and slashing weapon. Marlance will engage in swordfights to determine their social standing.
Evolves from Pufflail at level 27 and into Saws at level 48

Trivia: Marlance’s sword isn’t the only weaponry it possess. The quills in its dorsal fin are extremely pointy, and all of its other fins have razor sharp edges. In fact, it’s entire body can be used as one big weapon. Marlance can also swim through water at incredibly high velocities.

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On a related note, an image of Tyde has recently been added to the Tenno League page.