As the Pokedex can attest, the world of science and the world of Pokemon do not always go hand in hand. Whether it be Magcargo’s body being twice the temperature of the sun, or Wartortles living up to ten thousand years, quite a few of the Pokedex’s entries contain scientific absurdities. This is not to say that I expect Pokemon to be realistic. Where’s the fun in that? But one Pokemon’s origin that is of a very scientific nature is that of Solosis, Duosion, and Reuniclus.
Now, admit it. When you were digging through Serebii’s Black and White info after it came out in Japan, and stumbled upon these three misproportionately microscopic monsters, something along the lines of “what the Bulbasaur are these things?!” had to have crossed your minds. But after closer inspection, and a high school biology course, these Pokemon are, in my opinion, actually really neat. The entire line seems to be based on a cell that goes through the process of mitosis to become something that looks like a mix between a fetus and a Homunculus.
As you can probably tell, Solosis is simply based on a cell. You can clearly see the cytoplasm and nucleus with a happy little face. By the time the Pokemon evolves into Duosion, you can see that it’s beginning to undergo mitosis. For those who don’t know, mitosis is the process that a lot of the cells in your body are going through right now, in which the cell duplicates its genetic data and splits down the middle, making two new cells. This is evident in Duosion in his Pokedex entries, which tell about his two new brains working as one. When it becomes a Reuniclus, its origins are somewhat unclear, but all that really matters is that it becomes an incredible Pokemon to use in Battle when used correctly.
The way that I’ve personally used Reuniclus is as a special sweeper with Trick Room.
Ready? Okay, let’s continue. Trick Room turns Reuniclus into a near unstoppable sweeper, almost always going first with a STAB Psychic at a sizeable 125 Special Attack. This should be able to take out almost everything that isn’t specifically geared at taking hits, or resistant to you. I’d definitely recommend putting this Poke on your team just to try out an exiting new strategy, if anything else.
Well, folks, I hope you’ve enjoyed my first PotW article for the Pokemon Podcast, and I hope that I’ll be back to write some more soon. I think that I’ve got quite a bit of knowledge about the wonderful world of Pokemon that I’d be happy to share with you. Thanks for reading, and share the article with friends. Steve likes it when you share.
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