I've been tossing these redesigns around for like... a year and a half? Originally I was going to make more room in the dex to have 3 different evolutions but that was going to take work and I'm lazy,
Enguard are very honor-bound pokemon that will absolutely refuse to fight dirty. That does not mean, however, that they are not very cunning: Enguard are adept at analyzing opponents' fighting styles and can find their weak points in a matter of seconds. Enguard can be sub-categorized based on their school of fighting style. Two of the schools use more methodical approaches to fighting, one preferring stabbing attacks, one preferring slashing attacks. Both, interestingly, seem to only be interested in attacking opponents' core. The third school also uses stabbing attacks, but does not focus as much on the central body of an opponent and has a somewhat looser approach to battle. Though each style of fighting can have merits in a certain situations and an Enguard may use all three, trainers seem to get competitive about which school is best. However, one thing remains constant: a well-trained Enguard is one that fights with precision and speed. Enguard also seem to enjoy fencing with human partners for practice, though even professional athletes have a hard time beating them. Their cord tails, which are electrically functional, actually developed as they co-evolved with human technology. This phenomenon had never been seen before Enguard, and has been a hotbed of research into pokemon evolution for decades.
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