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Pokemon Black and White spotlight: Shimboraa, Purotooga, Aaken and their evolutions

Purotooga
#070 Unova / #564 National
Type:
Water/Rock
Species classification: Ancient Turtle Pokemon
Abilities:
Solid Rock – User takes 1/4 less damage from super effective moves
Sturdy – Leaves 1 HP when Pokemon would otherwise be one-hit KOed
Dream World ability: Swift Swim – Speed doubles in rain
Location found (Black/White): Revive from Lid Fossil received by Backpacker in Ancient Castle (Resort Desert)
Wild hold items: None
Egg groups: Water 1, Water 3
Gender ratio: 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Effort values: 1 Defense
Evolution family:Purotooga >Abagoora at level 37

Abagoora
#071 Unova / #565 National
Type:
Water/Rock
Species classification: Ancient Turtle Pokemon
Abilities:
Solid Rock – User takes 1/4 less damage from super effective moves
Sturdy – Leaves 1 HP when Pokemon would otherwise be one-hit KOed
Dream World ability: Swift Swim – Speed doubles in rain
Location found (Black/White): Evolve Purotooga
Egg groups: Water 1, Water 3
Gender ratio: 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Experience at lvl 100: 1,000,000
Base stats: 74 HP / 108 Atk / 133 Def / 83 SAtk / 65 SDef / 32 Spd / 495 Total
Effort values: 2 Defense
Evolution family:Purotooga >Abagoora at level 37

Continuing in the proud tradition of fossil Pokemon comesPurotooga and Abagoora, whose design seems to most closely resemble a sea turtle. Once you've received the fossil from the backpacker in the Ancient Castle inside the Resort Desert, you can head over the museum in Nacrene City to revive it. Unfortunately, you have to choose between the Lid Fossil (Tirtouga) and the Wing Fossil (Archen), so make sure you pick up the other Pokemon from a friend or the GTS.

In terms of battle,Abagoora is definitely geared toward the physical side, with excellent Physical Defense and Attack stats. If you're not afraid to go on the offensive, Shell Smash (or Shell Break, not sure on English naming yet) is an excellent way to boost Abagoora's already terrifying Attack stat while at the same time make up for its absolutely terrible Speed stat a little. You've got a lot of options for physical STAB attacks in both Water and Rock, so take your pick.

Next page: Take to the sky with dual Rock/Flying-type fossils Aaken and Aakeosu

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