Archen try to mimic their trainers, both in sounds in actions. This includes dancing and typing on keyboards.
Archen don’t tweet, they screech. But if you’re lucky you might hear a chirp that isn’t deafening.
Hey, so I'm a scientist who was given one Genesect to care for and study. Not giving you my location, just saying it's a very hot, sandy place. Perhaps due to its past, Genesect can't stand helping me in the lab. It loves going outdoors though, but during the middle of the day it gets so hot I'm concerned it'll start to melt. How can I get it used to going out early in the morning or at night when it's not hot? It's jolly-natured, by the way. Thanks!
Oh, you’re one of the five? I didn’t think I’d ever come in contact with any
Genescet’s body shouldn’t melt due to the heat, it was designed to be a living weapon and can handle quite a lot. I’ve always found it fascinating that they can even learn fire type moves!
Regardless heat isn’t the best for them, so I can see your worry. Adjusting its schedule might take some time, but the best thing you can do is make sure you stick to the new schedule and take them out in the early morning/night no matter what, and eventually they should adjust.
In the meantime you might want to look into getting the Ice Beam or Blizzard TM for them to learn so they have a means to cool themselves off if needed. Or ask the International Police agent assigned to your Genesect if you can have access to a Chill Drive or a Douse Drive to help keep their circuits cool.
If the InterPol are stubborn on letting you have a Drive saying it’s “too dangerous” contact me again and I can send instructions on how to make one.
What was Pixie like as a Porygon? Hope you're all having a good week!
She was so cute! Always so serious and only focused on our work. I met her in Kanto during my internship, but the first time I really saw her open up was when I took her to Unova and she became very curious. I’d say we didn’t truly bond until the during the Plasma crisis though, when she saved my life and we lost Kyle. It was a hard time on all of us.
Can Omastar eat cinnamon rolls? Why or why not? Mine, whose name is Swirl, looks as pleadingly as a fossil mollusk can whenever I bring some home from Cinnaroll.
Omastar is a carnivore, and in general it isn’t the best to go outside of this diet (with the exception of berries, which are safe for all Pokemon). However there are plenty of treats out there designed to be safe for Pokemon– such as Pokepuffs or Poffins, and I am sure you can find some cinnamon roll-based ones for Swirl to eat!
Harper, how do you feel about Porygon being AI programs that are advanced to the point of sentience? Do you ever consider why they're classed as real Pokemon instead of mere software?
I don’t really see the big deal? They’re Pokemon. They have feelings and they’re alive, so does anything else matter? I never really understood how this bothers people, but I guess maybe working with Porygon and being around restored fossil Pokemon makes it less of a jarring idea for me?
I’m not a “trainer” per se, but my first Pokemon is my Umbreon. I found him as an egg, abandoned by his family for hatching too late.
I’m just curious; to fellow Pokemon trainers that didn’t get a traditional starter, who was your first Pokemon? What d'you think you would’ve picked?
Mine was my Unfezant Dovepi; she hung around the house when I was a little kid as a Pidove and I fed her for a couple years. She stuck around until I got a Trainer Licence (9, a week before my birthday) and caught her.
If I had to pick a usual starter, I think I’d go with a… Tepig, maybe? I didn’t really think about it, actually.
My very first Pokémon wasn’t Pinky, but it was instead my Roserade, Rose. I raised her from a Budew, and my dad actually caught her and gave her to me when I got my Trainer Licence. Like the majority of my Pokémon, she’s back in Sinnoh, but I bring her over from time to time, as her transport cost has already been covered.
Mine was my Feraligatr Croc, but I met Champy (Gregory’s mother) on a trip on a rugged road. I had my pedometer with me when I met her. Never forget that moment.
I’m from Sinnoh, so given that set, I’d probably have picked Chimchar.
My first Pokemon was Pixie, my Porygon2, I got her when I was about 16. She was just a Porygon then, and was given to me by the Cinnabar Laboratory after I completed my internship there in Kanto.
If I would have had the opportunity to chose an Unovan starter it definitely would have been Snivy. They’re so pretty. Of course they began the most popular starter after White used one to become champion.
Can I see the letter? Wasn’t Agent Looker involved in bringing down Team Plasma, amongst other things? If it were me, I wouldn’t, but then…
So, I’m home. And I opened the letter out of curiosity. It was just that, a letter.
From the International Police. It has the official stamp and everything. I know for a fact that the Sinnoian government couldn’t have replicated it, because, if they did, the Internation Police would be all over them.
All they want is the Unknown book, and to meet one of their agents, Looker, at a location that I’m not allowed to post here, apparently, but, strangely, they allowed me to post the rest of the stuff here.
Should I go? I’m obviously gonna bring someone to protect me (Grandé and Virbank), but is it such a good idea?
Oh, Lenora texted me to say she and her husband will teleport here. She said she’d got something she wants to show us in person.
I don’t know much about what is going on, but as someone who has met Agent Looker I can say he’s probably the most trustworthy member of the InterPol.
What's airplane mode like for you, Pixie?
[Strange. Unnerving. Hard to describe to humans.]
[Imagine if you just suddenly lost one of your senses for a time. It would be disorienting, perhaps even frightening. That is what it is like in airplane mode, we are suddenly cut off from many different signals, which we Porygon regularly use to communicate, calculate, etc.]
Yer tiz, the moment us'n have awaited for! The queue to board the plane!
Texted my mum a photo of the airport and she says to me, ‘Dave, where you going to?’ I tell she, 'Alola 🍍’ and she replies, 'don’t forget your sunscreen’
As if I would 😅
Don’t worry, the Pokemon are in their Poke Balls, except Crouton
On the plane! Asking Crouton to go into aeroplane mode or at least return to his Poke Ball
I don’t know how to go into airplane mode so I’ll go into my Poké Ball. Hoping we get there safely! :)
[Good choice. Airplane mode is horrible. Travel safely!]
I have heard of many strange conspiracy theories out there, but the strangest one I’ve ever heard is that we’re all just figments of someone’s imagination controlled by them for their own entertainment.
How do people even come up with these?
I found this fossil a couple years ago, and I never got it identified. It looks like a Dome Fossil, but it's much bigger than one, and you can see eyes on it. I swear I've seen a Pokémon that looks like this somewhere. Just can't find out where... I know for a fact it looks like Kabutops, just different.
I believe I know what fossil it is. If it is what I am thinking do not be surprised if the International Police show up at your door for it.
Hey Harper, did you see the photo of the fossil on my blog? Does it look authentic? Have any advice on it?
From what I have seen, yes it does! Also, congratulations on your discovery!
Advice? Be prepared for collectors and museums to want to buy the fossil from you to display. If that happens to be the route you want to go definitely get a lawyer so you aren’t getting scammed in any way. But otherwise make sure you invest in some form of security with it, I’m sure Lenora can help you with that.
Pixie, what do you think of the discovery? I'm excited! But how do you care for a fish Pokémon? I hope Harper and your friends are doing well. - Crouton
[Very fascinating! Wish I could analyze and sequence the fossil for myself. Trainer said it was rude to ask since it was not our discovery. So I will not ask.]
[Fish Pokemon care: varies depending on species. Requires proper sized aquarium, filtered water, correct salinity level, certain temperatures, and lighting. Diet varies on species. Social needs varies on species. Temperament varies on species. Time able to be spent on land varies on species.]
[We are doing well! Hope you are too! Love you!]
Don't you think the circumstances in which Turner found the fossil are a little suspicious?
No. Finding a fully preserved fossil is rare, but not unheard of.
It gives us great insight into the species that we can’t get otherwise. The Vish Fossil was not of a rock type Pokemon, meaning that its genetic DNA breaks down very quickly, hence why we are currently unable to fully revive it. Finding a full fossil could possibly provide more fragments of DNA, and give us possible information of size, diet, habitat, and even help us figure out what other Pokemon are related to it.
Couldn't your friend be lying?
I mean… technically, yes that is a possibility, but I see no reason why he would?