Pokemon Black and White spotlight: Munna, Mamepato, Shimama and their evolutions

Mamepato
#025 Isshu / #519 National
Type:
Normal/Flying
Species classification: Baby Pigeon Pokemon
Abilities:
Pigeon Heart – Defense can't be lowered
Super Luck – Doubles chance of critical hits
Dream World ability: Rivalry – Boosts base power of moves by 25% if opponent is same gender, and lowers by 25% if opponent is opposite gender
Location found (Black/White): Route 3, Yaguruma Forest
Wild hold items: None
Egg groups: Flying
Capture rate: 255
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 1 Attack
Evolution family: To Hatooboo at level 21, then to Kenhorou at level 32

Hatooboo
#026 Isshu / #520 National
Type:
Normal/Flying
Species classification: Pigeon Pokemon
Abilities:
Pigeon Heart – Defense can't be lowered
Super Luck – Doubles chance of critical hits
Dream World ability: Rivalry – Boosts base power of moves by 25% if opponent is same gender, and lowers by 25% if opponent is opposite gender
Location found (Black/White): Dragon Spiral Tower (Spring, Summer, Fall only) Routes 6, 7, 12, Yaguruma Forest, Illusion Forest
Wild hold items: None
Egg groups: Flying
Capture rate: 120
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 2 Attack
Evolution family: From Mamepato at level 21, to Kenhorou at level 32

Kenhorou
#027 Isshu / #521 National
Type:
Normal/Flying
Species classification: Pride Pokemon
Abilities:
Pigeon Heart – Defense can't be lowered
Super Luck – Doubles chance of critical hits
Dream World ability: Rivalry – Boosts base power of moves by 25% if opponent is same gender, and lowers by 25% if opponent is opposite gender
Location found (Black/White): Dragon Spiral Tower (Spring, Summer, Fall only) Routes 6, 7, 12, Yaguruma Forest, Illusion Forest
Wild hold items: None
Egg groups: Flying
Capture rate: 45
Gender ratio: 50/50
Experience at lvl 100: 1,059,860
Base stats: 80 HP / 105 Atk / 80 Def / 65 SAtk / 55 SDef / 93 Spd / 478 Total
Effort values: 3 Attack
Evolution family: From Hatooboo at level 32, from Mamepato at level 21

Design-wise, Mamepato and its evolutions seem superfluous given that we already have a pigeon-inspired Pokemon in Pidgey/Pidgeotto/Pigeot, but at least it does have one interesting thing going for its design, which is the obvious sexual dimorphism of its final evolution, Kenhorou. Pokemon collectors will have to catch both male and female variants for their perfect collections, which always messes up the PC box a little if you organize by ‘dex number.

Kenhorou’s attack stat is almost double its special attack, so don’t even think about teaching it any special attacks. Unfortunately, that rules out a ton of otherwise good Flying-type moves, leaving you with Sky Attack, which Kenhorou learns at level 66 - it takes two turns to strike, but the 140 base power payoff is worth it.

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