, the Star Shape Pokémon. CROWNASTER can regenerate limbs that are torn from its body. CROWNASTER's bright colors warn off its predators, the venomous thorns around its body serve as protection from persistent enemies.Name Origin:
CROWN-of-thorns starfish, NASTy, and ASTERoideae [a class of echinoderms where starfishes belong] or acanthASTER planci [scientific name for crown-of-thorns starfish], ASTER being Greek for 'star'Type:
Poison Point or Natural Cure or AdaptabilityPDWEvolution: Crownaster
---> ThornasterMoves Learned:
Hydro Pump, Night Slash, Poison Jab, Pin Missile, Brine, Acupressure, Slash, Minimize, BubbleBeam, Swift, Toxic Spikes, Recover, Rapid Spin, Water Gun, and starting moves Spikes and TackleBase Stats:HP:
For a very critical reason
, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all future
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For the nth time, I am back.
Believe me, I am trying my best to insert Fakemon creation in between job hunting and interviews and other stuff. And here's a testament to that, my theoretical region's starfish, Crownaster, the Star Shape Fakemon!
So yeah, Crownaster is based on a starfish, the Crown-of-thorns starfish to be exact.
It is my counterpart to Staryu, but still has prominent differences. While both Staryu and Crownaster has Natural Cure as Ability, Crownaster has "venomous thorns around its body" instead of Staryu's central core, justifying Poison Point [inspired by Qwilfish and the non-Poison-typed Seadra weilding poisonous fins] over Illuminate as the other Ability. Lastly, while Staryu is Analytic, and because the Crown-of-thorns starfish is an overpopulated threat to coral reef ecosystem with its ability to adapt and spread, I went for Adaptability as Hidden Ability, as inspired by Corphish.
Being counterpart to Staryu, Crownaster gets the same 340 stat total.
Crownaster, being more spongy, has five more HP points than Staryu's 30, giving it 35, while both defensive stats drop by 10 from Staryu's 55, giving my Star Shape Fakemon 45 each in Defense and Special Defense. Crownaster's 60 Special Attack is five less than Carvanha's 65 and 10 less than Staryu's 70. On the other hand, Crownaster's 90 Attack is the same as Carvanha's, which is twice of Staryu's measly 45. Similarly, Crownaster's 65 Speed is that of Carvanha's, but this time, it is lesser than Staryu's 85 by 20 points.
Crownaster's movepool, as is its stats, is also heavily influenced by Staryu, from Hydro Pump, Brine, Minimize, BubbleBeam, Swift, Recover, Rapid Spin, Water Gun, up to the Starting Move, Tackle.
With thorn all over its body, Crownaster can't help but be influenced also by Qwilfish, the Balloon Pokémon sharing Starting Move Spikes [over Staryu's Starting Move Harden], Toxic Spikes [over Staryu's Camouflage, can't really blend in if you are this brightly colored
], Pin Missile [over Staryu's Reflect Type], and Poison Jab [over Staryu's Power Gem]. With Crownaster as the Physically offensive counterpart of Staryu, I went for slashing moves for it: for Staryu's Gyro Ball is Slash from Sharpedo and Cryogonal [another shapely Pokémon that learns a great variety of moves], and for Staryu's Cosmic Power is Night Slash, again from Sharpedo, Cryogonal, and Corphish/Crawdaunt as well. Lastly, over Staryu's Light Screen, Crownaster gets Maractus' Acupressure, a straightforward move that raises a random stat twice, which is somewhat an answer to Cosmic Power being able to raise each defensive stat by one level.
I've always wanted to create some faceless Fakemon as it proves to be very challenging, and it feels like I've succeeded with this one! I hope you think so, too.
Oh, and interestingly, though Crownaster is a Staryu counterpart, its other great influences were Corphish and Carvanha [and their evolutions]. I wonder why... Crownaster is mine!
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