Google+

Pokemon Black and White spotlight: Otamaro, Dokkora and their evolutions

We're starting to notice a pattern here – many of the Unova region's new Pokemon bear a striking resemblance to Pokemon from Red and Blue's original 151. Today, we look at two evolutionary families, the first of which brings a brawny manliness reminiscent of the Machop family. The other doesn't have a direct counterpart, but its Water/Ground typing makes it impossible not to compare it to the great Ruby/Sapphire starter, Swampert. Let's see how these two triple stagers stack up against their predecessors.

Dokkora
#038 Unova / #532 National
Type
: Fighting
Species classification: Muscle Pokemon
Abilities:
Guts – Boosts Attack stat by 50% when user has status ailment
Brute Force – If the user's move has less than 100% chance of hitting and a chance of inflicting a status ailment on the opponent, that move will be 30% more powerful but will not have a secondary effect
Dream World abilities: Iron Fist – Increases power of punching moves by 20%
Location found (Black/White): Yaguruma Forest
Wild hold items: None
Egg groups: Humanshape
Capture rate: 180
Gender ratio: 75% male, 25% female
Effort values: 1 Attack
Evolution family: To Dotekkotsu at level 25, then to Roobushin via trade


Dotekkotsu
#039 Unova / #533 National
Type:
Fighting
Species classification: Muscle Pokemon
Abilities:
Guts – Boosts Attack stat by 50% when user has status ailment
Brute Force – If the user's move has less than 100% chance of hitting and a chance of inflicting a status ailment on the opponent, that move will be 30% more powerful but will not have a secondary effect
Dream World abilities: Iron Fist – Increases power of punching moves by 20%
Location found (Black/White): Mt. Neji
Wild hold items: None
Egg groups: Humanshape
Capture rate: 90
Gender ratio: 75% male, 25% female
Effort values: 2 Attack
Evolution family: From Dokkora at level 25, to Roobushin via trade


Roobushin
#040 Unova / #534 National
Type:
Fighting
Species classification: Muscle Pokemon
Abilities:
Guts – Boosts Attack stat by 50% when user has status ailment
Brute Force – If the user's move has less than 100% chance of hitting and a chance of inflicting a status ailment on the opponent, that move will be 30% more powerful but will not have a secondary effect
Dream World abilities: Iron Fist – Increases power of punching moves by 20%
Location found (Black/White): Trade Dotekkotsu to evolve
Egg groups: Humanshape
Gender ratio: 75% male, 25% female
Experience at lvl 100: 1,059,860
Base stats: 105 HP / 140 Atk / 95 Def / 55 SAtk / 65 SDef / 45 Spd / 505 Total
Effort values: 3 Attack
Evolution family: From Dotekkotsu via trade, from Dokkora to Dotekkotsu at level 25

Like quite a few Pokemon we've covered in the Unova 'dex so far (Gigaiath and Kokoromori come to mind), Dokkora's evolutionary family bears a striking resemblance to Machop, Machoke and Machamp. Both are pure Fighting type triple stage families where the final stage evolves by trading, and both have a gender ratio of 75% male to 25% female. Furthermore, both final evolutions have a base stat total of 505 and both can have the Guts ability.

Despite Roobushin's new Brute Force ability, Guts is overall still your best bet (especially in competitive battles), because it boosts Roobushin's already high attack stat by 50% whenever he has a status ailment. His dream world ability, Iron Fist, is also worth taking a look at too, because it increases the power of punching moves by 20% at all times, and Roobushin definitely has some excellent punching options. Mach Punch is a strong option, which can be taught via breeding from Infernape or Hitmonchan, and Drain Punch is another good egg move option that Roobushin can learn from Kojofu/Kojondo via breeding. Focus Punch is a risky choice, but with a staggering base power of 150 it can pay off with a one-hit KO if it hits.

Next page: Can Water/Ground type Gamageroge challenge the mighty Swampert?

Topics

Pokemon

We Recommend By ZergNet

18 comments

  • xtremejosh - January 18, 2011 5:41 a.m.

    I have a question that I always wonder about. Why do the pokemon that are really great to use like alkazam, porygon Z, and gengar, always have to evolve via trading? it kinda pisses me off. anyway i compare the frog to maybe Quagsire since some of their stats are alike, but i am not sure about it .
  • Chaoscoolperson - December 1, 2010 1:32 a.m.

    It may be hard not to compare the second one to swampert but a more accurate one would be poliwag if it had ground type.
  • Ilyere - November 29, 2010 10:56 p.m.

    What the hell is that last Pokemon? Looks like one that I'll get just for completionist's sake.
  • Nap1400 - November 29, 2010 8:04 p.m.

    @510BrotherPanda This one comes from when you attack the opponent with a physical attack, not the other way around. I think this fighting Pokemon is going to be my fighter. I already have half a team set up at this point.
  • themaster465 - November 28, 2010 11:31 p.m.

    why was there no pokemon monday this week?
  • NightCrawler_358 - November 28, 2010 7:57 p.m.

    Wow i could've sworn that Gamageroge was an evolution of Croagunk or whatever its name is. The resemblance is striking.
  • tomoslewis - November 28, 2010 5:59 p.m.

    is there so little inspiration left in the world that their using 2x4's and concrete pillars to make pokemon.
  • Solid_Gabriel - November 28, 2010 2:48 p.m.

    That's called lack of original ideas. They run out of them by the time Gold and Silver were released...
  • Crabhand - November 28, 2010 5:20 a.m.

    I kind of like the fighting types, especially Roobushin because he looks like an old king sitting on a throne. I wonder, does this evolutionary family have a special hold item or are those things just for show? As for the water/ground tree, I find it very a dull rehash with a tadpole and toad. I just hope I don't run into too many in the wild with the poisoning ability.
  • LizarDAZZLE - November 28, 2010 5:18 a.m.

    OMG SO MANY SPAMMERS! D: Anyways, I'm with B. Buttercup. There's yet to be a purely lizard themed pokemon in the series! Treeko was a gecko, Dinosaur pokemon don't count because they're technically birds, and snakes don't count either! I want a lizard for my Dazzle. );
  • Robusken - November 28, 2010 3:37 a.m.

    I cant really stand Roopushins look, although he does seem quiet destructive. Otamaro reminds me more of a Quagsire sort of family
  • ClassicCreation - November 27, 2010 10:03 p.m.

    I really, really like Roobushin's character art. I hope it's an absolutely destructive pokemon so that I can guarantee it a spot on my team.
  • Spartan11794 - November 27, 2010 9:45 p.m.

    Roopushin is the bane of non-ghost pokemon It can rip through a team so fast Bulk Up Iron Fist Drain Punch It takes hits, deals out ridiculous damage with drain punch, and then recovers any health it had lost
  • Cyberninja - November 27, 2010 9:41 p.m.

    starting to plan my team thanks for these articles. ^ frog that's not buttercup
  • frogfromchronotriggerisactuallyjesus - November 27, 2010 9:03 p.m.

    shuddup buttercup, you're just upset that they're still snubbing the idea of a stallion pokémon
  • Clovin64 - November 27, 2010 7:45 p.m.

    Their first forms look adorable, but the final evolutions look quite scary. Otamaro looks like it wants a cuddle.
  • 510BrotherPanda - November 27, 2010 7:20 p.m.

    I think the toad's new ability is just the non-spiky version of Poison Point, which the Nidoran families have. I think Gamageroge is more analogous to the Poli- group; being more frog/toad, than salamander/newt/axolotl like Mudkip... even though the typing is Water/Ground. And I'm guessing the warts are supposed to be taiko drums, hence "Vibration".
  • GamesRadarJuniorWildlifeEditor - November 27, 2010 6:15 p.m.

    I am not as excited as I should be.

Showing 1-18 of 18 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000

OR…

Connect with Facebook

Log in using Facebook to share comments, games, status update and other activity easily with your Facebook feed.