Pokemon Black & White spotlight: Dangoro, Koromori and their evolutions

Koromori
#033 Isshu / #527 National
Type
: Psychic/Flying
Species classification: Bat Pokemon
Abilities:
Unaware – Ignores opponent's stat changes except for speed
Klutz – Disables the effect of user's held items (except for EXP affecting items)
Dream World abilities: Simple – Doubles the effect of all stat modifiers on user; doubles critical hit damage
Location found (Black/White): Cave to the north of Route 3 (west of Day Care), Fukiyose Cave, Mt. Neji, Victory Road, Training Cavern
Wild hold items: None
Egg groups: Ground, Flying
Capture rate: 190
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 1 Speed
Evolution family: Evolves into Kokoromori via Happiness


Kokoromori
#034 Isshu / #528 National
Type:
Psychic/Flying
Species classification: Courtship Pokemon
Abilities:
Unaware – Ignores opponent's stat changes except for speed
Klutz – Disables the effect of user's held items (except for EXP affecting items)
Dream World abilities: Simple – Doubles the effect of all stat modifiers on user; doubles critical hit damage
Location found (Black/White): Evolve Koromori
Egg groups: Ground, Flying
Gender ratio: 50/50
Experience at lvl 100: 1,000,000
Base stats: 67 HP / 57 Atk / 55 Def / 77 SAtk / 55 SDef / 114 Spd / 425 Total
Effort values: 2 Speed
Evolution family: Evolves from Koromori via Happiness

If Dangoro is the new Geodude, Koromori is definitely the new Zubat – Koromori even evolves into Kokoromori via Happiness, like Golbat evolves into Crobat. Based on looks alone, Koromori and Kokoromori are two of our favorite new Pokemon, and their Psychic/Flying dual type is an interesting combo.

It's a bit sad then that Kokoromori has a few things going against it gameplay-wise. First, its signature move, Heart Stamp (a base power 60 Psychic attack) is a physical attack despite Kokoromori's special attack stat being much higher than its attack stat. And speaking of stats, Kokoromori is also outclassed in all but its speed stat by another Psychic/Flying Pokemon introduced this generation, Shimbora (#561), who we'll cover in a later spotlight.Besides that, it'stough not to compare Kokoromori to Crobat,which isn't really fair, butthe awesome Crobat also outclasses Kokoromori inevery respect.

We still love these guys, though, and if you need a Pokemon in your party to teach Fly, you could do worse than Kokoromori. Sometimes it's about more than stats, you know?

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

Nov 13, 2010