1: Many of the new Pokemon in gen 4 were simply evolutions of older Pokemon, which I don’t want to use because there’s not much good writing material-at least, not for this topic-coming from them.
2: While there are a few Pokemon designs in gen 4 that I have a hard time agreeing with, they are mostly because of unoriginality, more than plain weird or stupid design. I assure you, these will be touched on in future articles, but for now let’s stick to what I said we would.
#081 Magnemite/#082 Magneton
-Magneton is formed by three Magnemite linked together by magnetic forces.
-Magneton often disrupts radio broadcast with its own garbled signals. These same signals also cause distortion on TV displays.
-A Magneton’s magnetic and electrical discharge raises the temperature by 3.6 degrees F within a 3,300 foot radius.
-Getting close to a Magneton will often cause severe earaches.
-Magnetic waves generated by a Magneton will dry up any moisture around it (presumably within the same radius as the tempature rise). These same waves cause fatal damage to mechanical devices and machinery.
-Magneton often appear in large numbers when large numbers of sun spots occur.
-Large enough groups of Magneton can cause large-scale magnetic storms.
So basically, these things are doomsday machines. They disrupt machinery, radio and television broadcasts, and even the environment. Their very existence messes stuff up. This brings two questions. 1: How have these things existed without accidentally destroying the world, and 2: How are these classified as animals?
Concept Corner is (c) Jay Petrequin, 2010