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

Aaken
#072 Unova / #566 National
Type:
Rock/Flying
Species classification: Old Bird Pokemon
Ability: Timid – User's Attack and Special Attack are halved when HP drops below 50%
Location found (Black/White): Revive from Wing Fossil received by Backpacker in Ancient Castle (Resort Desert)
Wild hold items: None
Egg groups: Flying, Water 3
Gender ratio: 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Effort values: 1 Attack
Evolution family: Aaken > Aakeosu at level 37

Aakeosu
#073 Unova / #567 National
Type:
Rock/Flying
Species classification: Old Bird Pokemon
Ability: Timid – User's Attack and Special Attack are halved when HP drops below 50%
Location found (Black/White): Evolve Archen
Egg groups: Flying, Water 3
Gender ratio: 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Experience at lvl 100: 1,000,000
Base stats: 75 HP / 140 Atk / 65 Def / 112 SAtk / 65 SDef / 110 Spd / 567 Total
Effort values: 2 Attack
Evolution family: Aaken > Aakeosu at level 37

The second of Unova's two new fossil families, Aaken and Aakeosu can be obtained by reviving the Wing Fossil you receive from the backpacker in the Ancient Castle.Their species classification is "Old Bird," butOdd Bird might have been more apt. Firstly, why are these twoRock/Flying types in the Water 3 egg group? Why?! They're not Water type, neither can learn any Water-type moves, and nothing about their design suggests an aquatic animal.If it weren't for the internet, it would be really difficult for the average Pokemon player to figureout that they belong in Water 3 in addition to the Flying egg group.

Their ability is bizarre too– both Pokemon in this family can only have one ability, Timid (again, not sure on English naming yet), which is new to Black and White and is exclusive to these two Pokemon. You'd think an exclusive new ability would be at least somewhat cool and interesting, right?Nope, it totally sucks –Timid lowers both Attack and Special Attack by half when the user's HP drops below 50%. Why create a brand-new ability specific to this Pokemon, only to make it totally terrible? It's as if the designers were doing it out of spite or something. On the plus side though, Timid doesn't hinder Aakeosu all that much, because you're not goign ot want to use it as a defensive Pokemon anyway, and his offenses are absolutely out of control, so it sort of makes sense if you consider that his Ability is being used as a check to its awesome power.

Previous Pokemon B&W spotlights:
The starters and their evolutions
Minezumi, Yorterii, Choroneko and their evolutions.
The monkey trio and their evolutions
Munna, Mamepato, Shimama and their evolutions
The ghosts of Isshu
Victini
Dangoro, Koromori and their evolutions
Tabunne, Moguryuu and and Doryuuzu
Otamaro, Dokkora and their evolutions
Nageki and Dageki
Kurumiru, Fushide and their evolutions
Monmen, Churine and their evolutions
The Ice-types
Basurao, Sandile, Darumakka and their evolutions
Marakacchi, Ishizumai, Zuruggu and their evolutions
Zorua and Zoroark

Feb 5, 2011

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