PKMN of the Week: Trubbish

Trubbish resemble a full, green garbage bag, knotted on top. They have oval-shaped eyes and a toothy mouth, and arms that look like trash spilling out of small tears in the bag with pink and blue colored objects protruding out of them. Their feet are green and stubby.

Trubbish emit burp-like gases which, when inhaled, will render the victim bedridden for a week.

This Pokémon was created when a garbage dump accidentally had a chemical change of some sort.

Fun Facts

  • Trubbish, along with its evolution Garbodor, are the only pure Poison-type Pokémon in Generation V.
  • Trubbish is one of two Pokémon that learns both Stockpile and Swallow, but not Spit Up. The other is Munchlax.
    • Conversely, it is one of three Pokémon that learn Stockpile, but only either one of Swallow or Spit Up, not both. The other two are the aforementioned Munchlax and Qwilfish.

PKMN of the Week: Nidoking

Today we are going to go over another classic Pokémon. I think it's a good week to talk about Nidoking. That... and... I've been listening to a lot of Jay-Z. Not sure where the relation comes in with these two.

Much larger than their previous evolutions, Nidoking now have the ability to stand on their hind legs. Unlike his pre-evolutions, Nidoking is purple instead of fuchsia, and he does not possess spots. Nidoking’s most prominent feature is its large, pointed, venomous horn which it uses extensively for battling purposes. Nidoking’s ears have small pointed extensions on the tips, and the insides of its round ears are green-colored. Nidoking have five teeth on each side of their lower jaw, the fifth protruding out of the jaw and thus visible when its mouth is closed. Nidoking’s eyes are shaped like scalene triangles, and there is fur growing off the bottom of his jaw. The spines growing down Nidoking’s back are extremely large, as is its tail, which is decorated with several thin stripes. Its chest and abdomen, gray in coloration, seem to be quite muscular. Nidoking has white-colored ridges on its three-clawed arms and a single, large, hoof-like toe.

Some Fun Facts:

  • Nidoking and its female counterpart Nidoqueen share the same species name with Rhydon and Rhyperior. They are all known as Drill Pokémon. Coincidentally, all four are also Ground-types.
  • Nidoqueen and Nidoking are the only Pokémon with a Poison/Ground type combination.


MOTW: Sludge Bomb

Now here’s a type that I think gets WAY overlooked in Pokemon. Not necessarily by trainers, but by Nintendo as a company. Even including Gen V Pokemans, there are still only 15 pure poison types, and only a couple dozen more that have half types. Poison type moves are some of the most useful in the entire game. Maybe not the most effective up front, but they definitely do their part on a team. Today we’re talking about the best one out there, Sludge Bomb.

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PKMN of the WEEK: Bellsprout

Pokémon of the Week: Bellsprout!

Bellsprout is dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon.
It evolves into Weepinbell starting at level 21, who evolves into Victreebel via Leaf Stone.

Special abilities

Despite their small size, Bellsprout are versatile. Their stem is long, thin and very flexible, making then capable of swerving rapidly to avoid many attacks it is weak to or move with blinding speed to capture prey. They can use their roots to replenish moisture and health from the ground if they get hit. They can also channel their roots through the ground to trip foes. They can also use their feet as insulator.

Source: Bulbapeida: Bellsprout