The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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I will no longer be crossposting here, and will deactivate in 12 days

birdboys-pokedex:

Although this is a
safe for work fanfic, and therefore will not be targeted by the
upcoming purge, I have many friends who write erotica and am
disgusted by the way in which tumblr turned its back on the people
who played such a big role in building it to its current size. I am
categorically opposed to the corporate censorship of the internet and
believe creative people need to stand together against censors of
every form.  As such, I no longer want Tumblr to benefit from my
content in any way.

I will no longer be
crossposting entries here, and will deactivate this account on
November 16th (as I will be traveling on the 17th)
in solidarity with the many NSFW accounts targeted by this impending
purge.  The main portion of Pokedex can still be found at
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6161819/1/Pokedex
and the Alolan entries at
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13053558/1/Pokedex-Alola-Edition,
and I’m not going to stop writing.   I am in the process of
crossposting this to Archive of Our Own, just so it’s somewhere
that also allows NSFW content, as well, the main entries will be at
https://archiveofourown.org/works/16836664
and I’ll use the series function to link the Alolan entries once I
get there.

I’m going to miss
having this fic hosted on a general interest site where individual
entries can be tagged, so if anyone has a recommendation in that
regard, please let me know.  I’ll update to drop a link to its
anywhere else I host this if I get one I like.  I’m also going to
save an archive of this if you need anything else from here for any
reason, and feel free to contact me if you do, but I don’t know if
I can host said archive anywhere.

Best regards,

birdboy

Probably gonna archive & deactivate
my personal as well.  birdboy2000 on twitter, birdboy2000#3816 on discord if you want to stay in touch.

I will no longer be crossposting here, and will deactivate in 12 days

Although this is a
safe for work fanfic, and therefore will not be targeted by the
upcoming purge, I have many friends who write erotica and am
disgusted by the way in which tumblr turned its back on the people
who played such a big role in building it to its current size. I am
categorically opposed to the corporate censorship of the internet and
believe creative people need to stand together against censors of
every form.  As such, I no longer want Tumblr to benefit from my
content in any way.

I will no longer be
crossposting entries here, and will deactivate this account on
November 16th (as I will be traveling on the 17th)
in solidarity with the many NSFW accounts targeted by this impending
purge.  The main portion of Pokedex can still be found at
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6161819/1/Pokedex
and the Alolan entries at
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13053558/1/Pokedex-Alola-Edition,
and I’m not going to stop writing.   I am in the process of
crossposting this to Archive of Our Own, just so it’s somewhere
that also allows NSFW content, as well, the main entries will be at
https://archiveofourown.org/works/16836664
and I’ll use the series function to link the Alolan entries once I
get there.

I’m going to miss
having this fic hosted on a general interest site where individual
entries can be tagged, so if anyone has a recommendation in that
regard, please let me know.  I’ll update to drop a link to its
anywhere else I host this if I get one I like.  I’m also going to
save an archive of this if you need anything else from here for any
reason, and feel free to contact me if you do, but I don’t know if
I can host said archive anywhere.

Best regards,

birdboy

Alolan Dugtrio

Pre-contact Alola
shined with golden walls, made from tough yet thin strands of Dugtrio
hair.  Alola has no native quarries, but the presence of Dugtrio long
allowed its people, even before the age of international trade, to
build from metal as well as wood.  Dugtrio were (and rarely, still
are) shorn by farmers like a metal, non-electrified version of
Mareep, and much of the region’s elaborate network of caves is
believed to have originated as Dugtrio farms.

Foreign sailors, who
viewed Alola from their ships, mistook the metal of Dugtrio hair
which supported its palaces for actual gold, at least until they
could hold it in their hands. Dugtrio hair, after all, is made from a
surprisingly light metal.  Once its origins are discovered, this fact
is unsurprising: the Dugtrio which carry so much hair on their heads
are no Machamp or Buzzwole. Alolan Dugtrio are twice the weight of
their counterparts elsewhere, not twenty times or more.

Yet these aspiring
conquistadors sought to conquer Alola before they had the chance to
place their hands on Dugtrio hair.
Although they were defeated every time,
Alola, too,
lost many fine warriors in the struggle. Even
while the news spread of
what Alolan “gold” was made
of, Alolans
began to value the newly accessed foreign metals in
the same way that the world
they were joining valued real gold. So
they continued to tear down
buildings made of Dugtrio hair, or at least to hide them behind
grayer exteriors.

The
Dugtrio farms were abandoned, with few reminders in the present day,
and the use of Dugtrio in construction was forgotten even by most
Alolan historians.  Yet whenever Dugtrio feel too forgotten, they use
their extensive tunneling ability to unearth yet
another ruin: archaeological
bonanzas
covered in the hair of their ancestors!

Alolan Diglett

The most remarkable
thing about the Alolan Diglett, as far as most biologists are
concerned, is that it exists at all.  The aggressive Yungoos and
Meowth
eagerly prey on these pokemon, and while historians are right to
point out that both are introduced species, Incineroar and Decidueye
were such a deadly presence in prehistoric times that the modern era
must if anything be safer for wild Diglett.  Even
Alola’s volcanic rock is tougher to dig through than the soil which
covers most of the world’s landmass. Although a great Dugtrio may
be the World Pillar, this does not mean its descendants have
successfully colonized every patch of dry land; Diglett are
notoriously absent from Hoenn, Unova, and Kalos, yet have somehow
made their way to these dangerous volcanic rocks.

The
Alolan Diglett, of course, is no ordinary Diglett – unsurprisingly,
for ordinary Diglett could never have lasted long in the wilds of
Alola.  Yet the three hairs
on their heads which hold the key to their survival often fail to be
noticed by the untrained eye (or
at least the untrained foreign
eye: early taxonomic works
from Kanto describe only Dugtrio, like Raichu and Marowak,
as possessing a separate Alolan form).
The hairs are remarkably
sensitive feelers, and evolution has taught Diglett to rely on their
hairs as much as possible.  They
surface only
when they are certain to be
safe, often to humanity’s chagrin.  

For
Alolans, at least in areas where Diglett are common, have learned the
hard way to look carefully at the ground when they walk, lest they
step on hairs with roughly the consistency of broken glass and sharp
enough to slice through Tauros leather.  Worse, this often prefaces a
fall, for stepping on a live Diglett is no way to maintain one’s
footing!