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Old 12-11-2008, 04:24 AM   #4
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ANKHAL
Classification: Guard Pokemon
Etymology: Ankh (Egyptian charm) + Jackal (canid)
Pronunciation: AHNK-al
Type: Dark
Ability: Pressure/Intimidate
Gender Ratio: 50% Male / 50% Female
Height: 2' 00"
Weight: 21.7 lbs.
Evolution Chain: Ankhal => Lv.28 => Imperamid
Pokedex Category: Mountain
Color Category: Brown
Possible Wild Hold Item: Coba Berry (20%), Razor Fang (5%)
Breeding Group: Ground
Egg Steps to Hatch: 5,120
Effort Points Gained from Defeating it: Attack +1, Special Attack +1
Catch Rate: 100
Base Happiness: 25
Pal Park Location: Mountain

Flavor Text:
Generations of ANKHAL have been traced to ancient times when kings placed them to guard tombs.

Base Stats:
HP: 40
Attack: 80
Defense: 30
Special Attack: 75
Special Defense: 50
Speed: 65

Level-Up Attacks:
- Bite
- Leer
Lv. 7: Roar
Lv. 10: Knock Off
Lv. 13: Fury Swipes
Lv. 18: Faint Attack
Lv. 21: Mean Look
Lv. 24: Beat Up
Lv. 29: Imprison
Lv. 32: Night Slash
Lv. 35: Payback
Lv. 40: Heal Block

Bred Attacks:
Curse
Fire Fang
Glare
Howl
Ice Fang
Memento
Scary Face
Shadow Sneak
Spite
Sucker Punch
Thunder Fang

Machine Attacks:
TM 05: Roar
TM 06: Toxic
TM 10: Hidden Power
TM 11: Sunny Day
TM 12: Taunt
TM 17: Protect
TM 18: Rain Dance
TM 20: Safeguard
TM 21: Frustration
TM 23: Iron Tail
TM 27: Return
TM 28: Dig
TM 30: Shadow Ball
TM 32: Double Team
TM 41: Torment
TM 42: Facade
TM 43: Secret Power
TM 44: Rest
TM 45: Attract
TM 46: Thief
TM 49: Snatch
TM 54: False Swipe
TM 58: Endure
TM 63: Embargo
TM 65: Shadow Claw
TM 66: Payback
TM 78: Captivate
TM 79: Dark Pulse
TM 82: Sleep Talk
TM 83: Natural Gift
TM 87: Swagger
TM 90: Substitute
HM 06: Rock Smash

Fire Red, Leaf Green and Emerald Tutored Moves:
Body Slam
Double-Edge
Endure
Mimic
Mud-Slap
Nightmare
Sleep Talk
Snore
Substitute
Swagger
Swift

Platinum Tutored Moves:
Knock Off
Mud-Slap
Snore
Spite
Sucker Punch
Swift
Uproar


IMPERAMID
Classification: Overseer Pokemon
Etymology: Imperial (royal) + pyramid (tomb named after its geometric shape)
Pronunciation: Im-PEE-ruh-mid
Type: Dark/Rock
Ability: Pressure/Intimidate
Gender Ratio: 50% Male / 50% Female
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 300.7 lbs.
Evolution Chain: Ankhal => Lv.28 => Imperamid
Pokedex Category: Mountain
Color Category: Black
Possible Wild Hold Item: Coba Berry (20%), Razor Fang (5%)
Breeding Group: Ground
Effort Points Gained from Defeating it: Defence +1, Special Attack +1
Catch Rate: 80
Base Happiness: 25
Pal Park Location: Mountain

Flavor Text:
In some areas, statues of IMPERAMID are placed at doorsteps to protect homes from evil spirits.

Base Stats:
HP: 85
Attack: 95
Defense: 120
Special Attack: 95
Special Defense: 90
Speed: 70

Level-Up Attacks:
- Nasty Plot
- Ancientpower
- Bite
- Leer
- Roar
Lv. 10: Knock Off
Lv. 13: Fury Swipes
Lv. 18: Faint Attack
Lv. 21: Mean Look
Lv. 24: Beat Up
Lv. 28: Power Gem
Lv. 31: Imprison
Lv. 36: Crunch
Lv. 41: Payback
Lv. 48: Stealth Rock

Machine Attacks:
TM 04: Calm Mind
TM 05: Roar
TM 06: Toxic
TM 10: Hidden Power
TM 11: Sunny Day
TM 12: Taunt
TM 15: Hyper Beam
TM 17: Protect
TM 18: Rain Dance
TM 20: Safeguard
TM 21: Frustration
TM 23: Iron Tail
TM 26: Earthquake
TM 27: Return
TM 28: Dig
TM 29: Psychic
TM 30: Shadow Ball
TM 32: Double Team
TM 35: Flamethrower
TM 37: Sandstorm
TM 38: Fire Blast
TM 39: Rock Tomb
TM 41: Torment
TM 42: Facade
TM 43: Secret Power
TM 44: Rest
TM 45: Attract
TM 46: Thief
TM 49: Snatch
TM 52: Focus Blast
TM 54: False Swipe
TM 58: Endure
TM 63: Embargo
TM 65: Shadow Claw
TM 66: Payback
TM 68: Giga Impact
TM 69: Rock Polish
TM 70: Flash
TM 71: Stone Edge
TM 76: Stealth Rock
TM 77: Psych Up
TM 78: Captivate
TM 79: Dark Pulse
TM 80: Rock Slide
TM 82: Sleep Talk
TM 83: Natural Gift
TM 85: Dream Eater
TM 87: Swagger
TM 90: Substitute
TM 92: Trick Room
HM 04: Strength
HM 06: Rock Smash
HM 08: Rock Climb

Fire Red, Leaf Green and Emerald Tutored Moves:
Body Slam
Double-Edge
Dream Eater
Endure
Mimic
Mud-Slap
Nightmare
Rock Slide
Sleep Talk
Snore
Substitute
Swagger
Swift

Platinum Tutored Moves:
Ancientpower
Earth Power
Heat Wave
Knock Off
Mud-Slap
Snore
Spite
Sucker Punch
Swift
Superpower
Uproar
Zen Headbutt



DESIGN

ANKHAL:
As the evolutionary line suggests, Ankhal is based partly on Anubis, the Egyptian god of embalming who took the appearance of a jackal. The other part is based on guard dogs, thus a guardian canine for ancient tombs. Ankhal's headdress is a stylised version of the real Anubis', while the gold markings on its body is a stylised ankh (the ankh's upside-down drop is the circle around its neck, et cetera). Its shiny colour uses a sand-like shade for the body while the ankh marking is black as it is on some hieroglyphs.

IMPERAMID:
Imperamid's pose is a poke at the monumental Egyptian Sphinx, while its headdress is "upgraded" to contain elements of pharaoh's headgear. The dark tealish colour of its normal form makes Imperamid seem like a statue or figurine -- the colour of such items placed in tombs, made out of mineral, while its shiny form reuses Ankhal's body colour scheme, suggesting that the guardian statue has regained the sentience of the animal it emulates. The red and white headgear of shiny Imperamid is a reversed combination of the ancient pharaoh crown, symbolising Upper and Lower Egypt combined.

STATISTICS:
Ankhal came out as a mix between the original dark dogs, Houndour and Poochyena -- between the two in height but leaner and meaner. As a result its height is between the former two but its weight is lower. Imperamid, on the other hand, seemed to emulate Arcanine more, albeit more defensive and slower and not so big. However, it's still capable of transporting humans like Arcanine can.

Ankhal's moves range between a mix of damaging and crippling the opponent, portraying its relentless nature towards its opponents. Upon evolution, Imperamid gained mystic powers in the form of hexes and spells, this reflected in its new pseudo-psychic movepool (Psych Up, Trick Room) in addition to its new-found gaiakinetic abilities, plus the Fire-type TMs (which other Rock-types like Rhypherior and Golem get in any case).

Last edited by Shadowshocker; 12-11-2008 at 04:31 AM.
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