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Pokemon Black and White spotlight: The ghosts of Isshu

Pururiru
#098 Isshu / #592 National
Type:
Water/Ghost
Species classification: Floating Pokemon
Abilities:
Water Absorb – Restores 1/4 of total HP if user is hit with Water-type attack
Cursed Body – When opponent attacks, 30% of disabling the move the opponent used (only one move can be disabled at a time)
Dream World ability: Damp – Prevents any Pokemon from using a self-destructing move while user is in battle
Location found (Black/White): Routes 4, 17, 18, Hodomoe City, P2 Lab
Wild hold items: None
Egg groups: Indeterminate
Capture rate: 190
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 1 special defense
Evolution family: To Burungeru at level 40


Burungeru
#099 Isshu / #593 National
Type:
Water/Ghost
Species classification: Floating Pokemon
Abilities:
Water Absorb – Restores 1/4 of total HP if user is hit with Water-type attack
Cursed Body – When opponent attacks, 30% of disabling the move the opponent used (only one move can be disabled at a time)
Dream World ability: Damp – Prevents any Pokemon from using a self-destructing move while user is in battle
Location found (Black/White): Routes 4, 17, 18, Hodomoe City, P2 Lab
Wild hold items: None
Egg groups: Indeterminate
Capture rate: 60
Gender ratio: 50/50
Experience at lvl 100: 1,000,000
Base stats: 100 HP / 60 Atk / 70 Def / 85 SAtk / 105 SDef / 60 Spd / 480 Total
Effort values: 2 special defense
Evolution family: From Pururiru at level 40

Continuing the tradition of dual Ghost-types with unique typing, Pururiru and Burungeru are the first and only Water/Ghost types in the game. Each has two distinct forms, with color schemes reminiscent of Shellos and Gastrodon in generation four, but Pururiru and Burungeru's forms are determined by gender rather than locale. Their jellyfish-like appearance my look non-threatening, but just like real jellyfish they can pack a serious sting.

Both of their regular abilities are formidable, and Cursed Body is new, so it's definitely worth trying out – with a 30% chance of disabling any attack used against it, it definitely has the potential to be annoying. They both only learn special attacks via level up, so it's easy to stick to what they're good at. New move Boiling Water (TM55) is a good choice because it takes advantage of their special attack and adds the possibility of inflicting a burn.

Next page: Triple stage dual Ghost/Fire types Hitomoshi, Rampuraa and Shandera

29 comments

  • xtremejosh - January 4, 2011 9:33 a.m.

    I can't wait to get my hands on Shandera cause it looks awesome and has great stats.
  • GameManiac - November 22, 2010 11:46 p.m.

    I definitely see myself using Shandera. I loved the unique type combination when I first heard of it. That Dark/Dragon type hydra-like Pokemon, same thing. I can use that too.
  • RaptorRider - November 13, 2010 10:32 p.m.

    Fun fact: Goruugu can also learn Fly. That alone is likely the one reason I'm putting him in my team. Besides, y'know, being a ghost type who can use Earthquake. 'Course, for a Pokémon with an ability like Iron Fist, he only learns like two punching moves, interestingly enough. But still, Fly.
  • Chaoscoolperson - November 7, 2010 6:25 p.m.

    These guys look awesome but why hasn't there been a zombie-inspired ghost-type yet?
  • VercettisShirt - November 1, 2010 5:23 p.m.

    A ton of new Ghost-types and they all look gorgeous. I'm a little suprised that Desukaan is not part Rock-type.
  • thedonut - October 31, 2010 8:50 p.m.

    I was kind of expecting a Water/Ghost type to be a ball of mist. Then again, that was pretty much overdone.
  • maydae503 - October 31, 2010 4:59 p.m.

    i must get a DS asap so i can play this when it's released in the us!
  • PorkoMan - October 31, 2010 4:46 p.m.

    The isshu ghosts are so original. My fave has gotta be hitomoshi's family
  • Fusionmix - October 31, 2010 2:02 p.m.

    Wow. The first time in 10 years that Pokemon have looked like Pokemon. Congratulations, Nintendo. I may have to get this.
  • garfunkling - October 31, 2010 6:49 a.m.

    Awesome is all i can think of.
  • ThatGamerDude - October 31, 2010 5:01 a.m.

    They all look awesome but I think I'll be using Shandera the most out of all of them.
  • JCross3 - October 31, 2010 3:54 a.m.

    It's gonna be soooo hard to chose which ghost I want. They all look awesome!
  • Genericide - October 31, 2010 2:52 a.m.

    All awesome looking, and fairly good gameplay wise as well. The badass chandelier could and will probably replace pokemon like gengar and alakazam as the standard special attacker. But despite it's lower stats, I think I have to get a Burungeru, because nothing beats a giant moustache jellyfish.
  • JayBeat - October 31, 2010 1:50 a.m.

    I love the goruugu design, definitely catching that guy :)
  • Hotdiddykong - October 31, 2010 1:49 a.m.

    These ghost types are awesome! I was hoping for a Ghost/Rock to nickname bouldergiest from mario galaxy but Goruugo being Ghost/ground is good enough!
  • FrozenImplosion - October 31, 2010 1:32 a.m.

    Wow these all look pretty good! Especially the fire and water ones! Definitely gonna need to have one of those on my team ahaha
  • Crabhand - October 31, 2010 1:13 a.m.

    Shandera is my favorite among the new ghosts. I think it's overall design fits well for ghosts, I would expect to see candles/chandeliers in a haunted mansion, so it's pretty nifty. Goruugu looks pretty cool as well.
  • Nap1400 - October 31, 2010 12:59 a.m.

    Uh....the Golem Pokemon? Didn't we have a Pokemon that was NAMED Golem? Anyway, the one family of the four I'd like to get is the Hitmoshi family. Come on, you gotta love having a chandelier for a Pokemon.
  • killorabbit - October 31, 2010 12:33 a.m.

    I'm a sucker for ghost pokemon. Can't wait to get my hands on B/W so I can experiment with Shandera and Desukaan.
  • Felixthecat - October 31, 2010 12:32 a.m.

    Desukaan is probably my favourite new Pokemon. It has a great design.

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