Friday, 31 January 2014

Pokémon 'of the Month'

'of the Month' is a new segment where I basically spotlight 'Something Awesome'. This will happen on the last day of each month (seems more appropriate to have it at the end than the start).
So what is 'Something Awesome'? Well 'Something Awesome' can range from Artists, Music, Movies, Games and anything else that is worth mentioning! If you know 'Something Awesome' that should be mentioned on my Blog, then just share it in the comments!

'Something Awesome' this month is:


Out of all the new Pokémon in Pokémon X & Y; Tyrantrum stands out the most. It's not exactly the most powerful Dragon Pokémon; but it is by far one of the most super cool and super awesome!
As a Fossil Pokémon; it is based on a real world extinct reptile/creature. In this case, super obviously a Tyrannosaurus Rex!
Tyrantrum is a large, dinosaurian Pokémon, closely resembling theropods like Tyrannosaurus. It is predominantly brick-red in coloration, with scaly patterns on its skin and scattered orange highlights on some of the scales and ridges. The underbelly is gray with white borders, and it has a long tail with two orange spikes near the tip. Its small forelimbs have only two black clawed digits, but it has powerful hind legs with three sharp, black talons. Plated, armor-like ridges are found on the front of the legs and down the back and tail. Spiky, white "fluff", similar to the primitive feathers on many dinosaurs, extends into a cape-like fringe around the neck. Additional feathering forms a prominent beard on the lower jaw, which is otherwise gray in coloration. Its head is proportionally large, with a ridged snout and powerful jaws. The lower jaw is lined with razor-sharp teeth, and the upper jaw features a number of tooth-like projections which are also highlighted orange. Its eyes appear to have black sclerae with white irises. An orange, five-pointed crest extends from the snout above the eyes and point backwards, giving it the appearance of wearing a crown.

Before its extinction, wild Tyrantrum used to live 100 million years ago, when its strong jaw conferred its status as an unmatched predator. Since it was considered invincible in the ancient world, it behaved like a king.
- Bulbapedia Biology
Tyrantrum's currently accessible ability is "Strong Jaw" which is currently unique to Tyrantrum alone (and Tyrunt respectively). It boosts the power of all "bite" type moves by 50%. Which is a pretty good increase.
The following attacks are affected by Strong Jaw:
  • Bite
  • Bug Bite
  • Crunch
  • Fire Fang
  • Hyper Fang
  • Ice Fang
  • Poison Fang
  • Thunder Fang

Unfortunately, out of all these biting moves, only a few are remotely useful. If only they gave Tyrantrum a signature move; specifically a Dragon biting move. That'll make Tyrantrum a lot more powerful and useful.

Tyrantrum's typing is what make this super awesome Pokémon rather weak. For a Dragon, he has a huge amount of weaknesses (Fighting, Ground, Steel, Ice, Dragon and Fairy).

Regardless; I shall be using this super awesome Pokémon. I don't do competitive battling; hell I just play casual against my mates; but I shall be using him, just for his pure awesomeness.

A moveset I'd recommend and consider is:
Ability: Strong Jaw
Nature: Jolly/Adamant
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
- Fire Fang
- Ice Fang
- Dragon Claw/Dragon Tail/Earthquake
- Dragon Dance

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