, the Armor Insect Pokémon. This valiant Pokémon fights head-on using its elongated mouth to joust like an IRON LANCE. Despite having wings, MOSQIATOR is known to only hover because of the heaviness of its metallic body.Name Origin:
MOSQuITO and gladIATORType:
Bug / SteelAbility:
Clear BodyEvolution: Riglee
---Level 25---> Buoyarc
---Level 35---> MosqiatorMoves Learned:
Iron Lance*, Megahorn, Horn Drill, Drill Peck, Poison Jab, X-Scissor, Steel Wing, Spike Cannon, Air Slash, Silver Wind, and whichever moves Buoyarc and Riglee learned upon evolution.Base Stats:HP:
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Long ago, there were Armor Pokémon named Donphan and Tyranitar, and an Armor Bird which is Skarmory. Generation III came and there were the Iron Armor Pokémon Aron, Lairon, and Aggron. Now, I introduce to you my very own Armor Insect Fakemon, Mosqiator! Buzzapper
has waited for over a month for his partner to bask in the light of
I don't really love Bug types that much, but as with Buzzapper, I thought of having strong Bug types to catch and train. I liken Mosqiator to Flygon, too, like Buzzapper, since the Mystic Pokémon is really strong and resembles a dragonfly despite not being Bug-typed. This gave me the idea that Bugs can be as strong as Dragons, too. Actually, there are a lot of one- and two-staged powerful Bug types already [they are used by Aaron in Platinum and in rematches with Bugsy in Heart Gold and Soul Silver], but there isn't a full three-staged, Bug-type evolution line to mirror pseudo-legendaries like Dragonite, Tyranitar, Salamence, Metagross, and Garchomp. That's also why I created Mosqiator and, uploaded a month ago, Buzzapper.
Mosqiator is based on an adult mosquito. However, instead of the common Bug/Flying typing, I decided to do a Bug/Steel type, because I imagined the mosquito's proboscis as a lance. Then, expanding to its body, I gave it a steel armor, and threw in some gladiator characteristics [instead of a knight; I have other plans for that, hehe], hence the headdress and the name origin.
Like Buzzapper with Fighting as its "third" type, Mosqiator has the Flying type, since it has wings. But Mosqiator has a minor "fourth" type, which is Water, because both Riglee and Buoyarc are part-Water type. This is the complete metamorphosis I am talking about in Buoyarc's page, that not only did its whole anatomy change, but also its secondary type. This draws inspiration from a lot of other Pokémon that changes [not 'adds'] second types upon evolution, notably fellow Bug-types Pineco-Forretress and Surskit-Masquerain, plus the pseudo-legendary Larvitar-Pupitar-Tyranitar.
As with the coloration,
has been pointing out how he likes the shiny colors of both Riglee and Buoyarc better than the regular ones. Well, it's good that he noticed it, because it is only through the continuity of the regular-shiny coloration that I am able to connect Riglee to Buoyarc and now to Mosqiator. Riglee's regular colors are of shallow waters with blue, light blue, and spring green, while Riglee's shiny colors [which is Buoyarc's regular colors] are like deep waters with dark blue-green, fresh green and faded green. Now, Buoyarc's shiny colors points to being Steel type, which is Mosqiator's regular colors, composed of silver, gray, and faded dark green, thus connecting my mosquito line with each other despite total metamorphosis and anatomy change. However, Mosqiator's shiny color is a tribute to the Roman gladiator's armor which is an inspiration to its being part Steel. Also, I noticed most Steel-type Pokémon have green shiny colors, so I decided to go with Steelix' golden yellow palette.
Mosqiator mirrors Buzzapper in a number of ways, even in movesets. While Buzzapper has STABbed Thunder, Thunderbolt, Bug Buzz, Signal Beam, and U-Turn, Mosqiator boasts, in parallel, Iron Lance*, Steel Wing, Megahorn, X-Scissor, and Silver Wind. Note that Buzzapper's Signal Beam and U-Turn are Special and Physical moves, respectively, which are inverted in Mosqiator's case, having a Physical X-Scissor and a Special Silver Wind instead. Also, that Silver Wind move fits Mosqiator's silver armor and wings to a tee.Flavor Text: Iron Lance. The user jousts to topple the foe down using a steel-hard lance.
[Steel-typed, Physical, 10 PP (16 max), 120 Power, 85 Accuracy]
Simply put, Iron Lance is technically a Steel-typed Megahorn. It has 120 Power, 85% Accuracy, 10 PP which can be max-ed at 16, and damages Physically. However, Iron Lance is not limited to a horn like Megahorn is. Iron Lance can be used via any pointed appendage as long as it can be extended. I'm not a fan of creating new moves. However, I created this specific move because there is no powerful Steel-type move fit for Mosqiator. The strongest Steel-type move is Jirachi's Doom Desire at 120, and it seemed exclusive to the legendary Wish Pokémon. Next to that are Iron Tail and Meteor Mash, both of which seem unfit for an armored mosquito [Mosqiator has neither a thick tail nor punching fists]. Iron Head is ok, but it isn't powerful enough for my taste, having only 80 Power, and it wouldn't utilize Mosqiator's primary weapon, hence the conception of Iron Lance.
Buzzapper has the Fighting "third" type, while Mosqiator has Flying, so the EleHopper's Jump Kick and Hi Jump Kick are the Armor Insect's Air Slash [to include at least another Special move to Mosqiator; all the rest are Physical] and Drill Peck. Buzzapper's Normal moves Mega Kick and Extremespeed are answered by Mosqiator's Spike Cannon [a move totally fit for Mosqiator because of that amazing spiky headdress!!!] and Horn Drill. Finally, Buzzapper's unique Flying-typed, paralysis-inducing Bounce is translated to Mosqiator's Poison Jab that can inflict err... poison.
Like Buzzapper and Flygon, Mosqiator has 520 total stats. Though no stats of Mosqiator is as high as Buzzapper's Speed at 130, Mosqiator stays true to being the Armor Insect: Mosqiator's Defense is at a very high 115 while its Special Defense is above average at 90. It also has great HP and Speed, both at 85. Offensively, one can tell that Mosqiator is built Physically not only by moves but by that 95 Attack as well. As a form of sacrifice to balance everything, Mosqiator only gets 50 in Special Attack.
Mosqiator is a total Waller with those defenses and the resistances of the Steel type. Also, that 95 Attack stat is promising when paired with moves of high Power, making Mosqiator partly a Physical Sweeper as well. If I were you, though, I would consider using Silver Wind because Mosqiator can take hits as you try your luck for that one stage increase in ALL stats which the Clear Body would prevent from lowering. Weak as it is, Riglee's Aqua Jet is worth the mention here, too, since it is a Physical priority move, useful for finishing off faster opponents with a sliver of HP left. Just watch out for Fire-type moves, since they will deal 300% more damage to Mosqiator.Mosqiator, Iron Lance is mine!
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