Heracross: Bug / Fighting Type
Before Heracross heard the loud snap she knew what had happened. Her foe had charged her with his large, sharp sword and she had foolishly tried to block it with her horn. She closed her eyes tight as if doing so would reverse what had just happened, but as her head suddenly became lighter she knew there was no going back. Her lovely horn that had been by her side her whole life was now gone forever.
The single large horn that sits upon Heracross’s head is always held with pride. The larger horn they have the more respected they are by other Heracross and if it were to break most Heracross would fall into a deep depression as the horn never grows back. Some Heracross who have broken their horn will replace it with a prosthetic and often will adorn it with precious metals. Their large horns are not just used for looks, they also use them to throw foes or even spells around. They tuck their heads down and swiftly put their horn under their foe before launching them as far as they can, much like a built in trebuchet. To help stabilize themselves when throwing a heavy foe they will plant their sharp clawed feet and hands into the ground giving them a solid stance to throw from.
Heracross are born with extreme strength. They are proud creatures and will often spend a large amount of time exercising to get stronger by punching trees till they topple or sparring with other strong opponents. On top of being physically strong, they also have a hard shell that protects them from damage. They will still occasionally get bruised if their shells crack, but it is quick to heal. They also have wings, however they are not very good flyers and are only able to get a few feet off the ground. The two antennae on their head are used to help them smell around, some Heracross say they can even sense other’s power levels with them, but this has never been proven.
Many Heracross seem to prefer to make their homes in forests where they will spend most of their days growing and harvesting sap from trees. Sometimes they will work alongside Combee and make honey together, mixing it with the sap to make an even sweeter tasting treat. It is not uncommon for a sap farm to pass from Heracross to Heracross keeping the business in the family.
Allignment: Known as normally being a docile creature, Heracross rarely get upset. However they do enjoy showing off and aren't against challenging others to a fight to prove they are the best at something. They seem to have an especially strong rivalry with Vikvolt. Something about this electric bug gets on most Heracross’s nerves and they find it near impossible to resist challenging a Vikavolt to a fight if they run across one.
Weight: 119 LBS
150 years old is the average lifespan for Heracross. They are considered to be mature at 18 years old but aren't adults till about 22. As they get older their shells become stronger and stronger with some ancient Heracross gloating they have impenetrable shells.