Slowpoke: Water / Psychic Type
Slowpoke’s mind started to race as he tried to internalize the news that his friends had just told him. How could this be true, there was no way- his whole town? He grabbed his head as a wave of pain started to grow inside it, his stomach wasn’t doing too well either. All these sudden thoughts, sudden feelings were making him sick, he needed to find a calming river quickly before it got so bad he couldn’t move.
Although they are notorious for being slow and dopey, many Slowpoke are not lazy. Their bodies have a hard time moving fast and their brains take some time before they are able to react to situations giving them the appearance of being unproductive and dim, but this is not necessarily true. There are a number of Slowpoke who are actually quite bright, it just takes them longer to do and say things then other creatures due to their slow response. If they try to think too fast about something they will often get ill and may find that the world appears as if it is spinning around them. When this starts to happen they will need to lay down and take a moment or two to relax in a daze till their sickness subsides. If they can stick their tail in cool water that can help as well. A old myth tells of a tail of a slowpoke who could cause it to rain whenever it yawned, because of this some slowpoke will try to stay awake for hours to practice yawning in hopes that one day they will be able to bring the rain.
If a Slowpoke wishes to evolve they must find a Shellder to help them do so. If they do not know any Shellder they will often stick their tail in large bodies of water and let a sweet sap leak from it that only Shellder can smell. If a Shellder bites down on their tail this will cause the Slowpoke to evolve into a Slowbro and the Shellder will change forms. Slowpoke have a delayed sense of pain causing them to take a few moments to react if they have been cut or hurt. Many creatures find the sweet sap to taste delicious and many well trailed cooks will use it to make their foods taste sweet. Slowpoke's tail has little to no feeling in it and also has a unique trait of being able to break off in a pinch. If broken off they will grow back in a month or two.
If allowed, Slowpoke will not move very far in a day and it is because of this that they will live wherever they find themselves. They prefer to live somewhere with protection and a roof over their head, but it's not unheard of for a Slowpoke to just sleep on the road because it didn’t want to find a place to rest for the night. If they do sleep out in the open it's quite normal for thieves to come along and steal their tails as they sleep. If they are feeling particularly motivated they prefer to live near moving streams where they can rest their tail in the cool water when their head starts to hurt.
Allignment: Inside Slowbro are just like any other creature and have feelings and thoughts of their own, however it takes a bit of time for them to be able to express themselves making conversations or strategizing with them quite frustrating. They tend to want to help out others but have doubts about their abilities to do so and will often end up not trying because of these negative thoughts.
Weight: 79 LBS