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Team TAZR by chibiphlosion Team TAZR by chibiphlosion
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So....I finally finished the application after putting it off for several months. ._. I can't draw scarves properly. I already have ideas for like 2938742983 other teams so this one might not even be used. orz I'll just have some fun with this whenever I can, then.


Cocoa

Species: Stunfisk
Gender: Male
Nature/Characteristic: Quirky. Mischievous.
Attacks: Bounce, Attract, Surf, Mud Bomb

Cocoa is an eclectic Stunfisk. As an egg, he was snatched up by a hungry Skarmory who intended to feed her chicks a nutritious meal. While the Skarmory was flying to her nest, he ended up hatching and gave the steel bird Pokemon quite a shock with his Static ability. Cocoa was then dropped on his head to the ground near Pestilent Swamp, and thanks to his species' ability to endure abuse from heavy sumo wrestlers, survived the fall without a scratch.

A Politoad adopted him and raised him with her family and some other foster children. Because of his foster family, he picked up some interesting techniques such as Bounce, Surf, and Mud Bomb; because of his family's typing, he avoided learning electric attacks which may harm them. Why he chose to learn Attract, we will never know, but it seems to suit his Quirky nature. His Attract often confuses and startles the target Pokemon, to his amusement. Cocoa also frequently ends up getting stuck in high places after using Bounce. Hazelnut often has to get him out of trouble.

Cocoa is often seen with his "trollface" smile. He often does things out of the ordinary...playing pranks, and making other Pokemon feel uneasy. He also likes to dance to the sound of a PokeFlute, in a style he picked up after watching some Arboks....


Hazelnut "Hazel"

Species: Emolga (shiny)
Gender: Female
Nature/Characteristic: Brave. Highly curious.
Attacks: Electro Ball, Acrobatics, Agility, Baton Pass

Hazelnut was born to a wild Emolga mother, and a shiny Ditto who belonged to a greedy Pokemon Breeder. Her father's relationship with her mother was out of love, unlike the other....relationships his trainer got him into. When the trainer found out that his Ditto had been sneaking off to see his love and their newly hatched daughter, he captured the two Emolgas and tried to use Hazelnut's mother as part of the breeding program. Hazelnut was taken away from her mother and auctioned off at a young age. Her mother would later give birth to a couple of non-shiny Pokemon. The Pokemon Breeder, deeming them useless, disposed of her children. Hazelnut's mother fell into a deep depression, and died shortly after. Her father, who could not escape (a microchip was implanted into his body), would continue to sire more Pokemon while grieving the loss of his mate and his missing daughter. Most of his non-shiny children never had a chance to live because his trainer saw no value in them, and did not want an overpopulation to occur.

Hazelnut would continue to be auctioned off throughout her childhood. Being a shiny, Hazelnut was pampered by most of her trainers, who were overprotective, and would not let her see the outside world for fear that she might dirty her fur. Staying indoors did nothing to sate her curiosity. Tired of the constant grooming and yearning for adventure, she sought ways to escape.

At her most recent home, Hazelnut was able to befriend a Pelipper who delivered...suspicious packages...to her trainer everyday. She would climb up to the windowsill and chat with him. She wanted to learn how to fly, but could only succeed in gliding short distances. The Pelipper taught her Agility to make her gliding technique better, and she was able to modify his Aerial Ace technique to suit herself, which then became her Acrobatics technique. She managed to escape with her friend's help (he was very skilled in the smuggling business and carried her off in his beak), and was dropped off outside of Tao Woods.


How they ended up in Tao Village...

Hazelnut met Cocoa while she was foraging for food near the border of Tao Woods and Pestilent Swamp. Being a curious Pokemon, she was intrigued by the strange Stunfisk. The two quickly became friends. Wanting to explore and take part in cool missions, Hazelnut decided to apply for the Rescuers Guild. Cocoa tagged along with her, since he was tired of waiting around in the swamp for unwary Pokemon to step on him and receive a shocking surprise. His pranks were starting to bore him.


Trivia

* Hazelnut has a bigger tuft of hair on her head than most Emolga.

* Cocoa acts very differently in public and by himself/with people he trusts. He's afraid that if he doesn't behave in an eclectic/spontaneous manner all the time, the other Pokemon would get tired of him and find him boring.

* Hazelnut hates Pokemon Breeders. Because of her parent's history, she gets frightened and disturbed by matchmaking attempts and any displays of (romantic and/or sexual) affection or interest.


INVENTORY HISTORY:
red tattered scarf (start)
accessory voucher (M3)
evolution scroll (E3)
accessory voucher (M4)


EDITS:
11-28-11 Rewrote backstories.
12-29-11 Made some major changes to Hazelnut's backstory.
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miflore Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What ?! I didn't faved this ?!

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFf w
....... *steals Hazelnut* why so cute ? <3

Cocoa I love you tooo ='3
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Marchen-Design Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student General Artist
here's your picture for the LABF project: [link]

couldn't figure out how to send to you on tumblr, so i'll just leave it here :P
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tsukino-hikaru Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your emolga is very cute XD
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chibiphlosion Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
( / > w<)/ Thanks!
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Sanara1 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did Cocoa get in the tree? o.o
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chibiphlosion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha ha...he used Bounce. That move always gets him on top of strange places.
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Sanara1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that what also gets his down? Or does he use attract on an unsuspecting lady bulbasaure and work his magic for a second and she gets him down? ;3
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chibiphlosion Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL. I guess he could do that, but I think his Attract would scare many Pokemon away.
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Jon-jonz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My Rescue team would fit this i think

[link]
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BlackenedGray Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
A lot of these Raichu teams dont look like they deserve to be here. Yours fortunately does :)
Btw, Hazelnut's accessory is in the wrong place, it should be in the set of 3 boxes to the top-right
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