クヌギダマ, the “bagworm” Pokemon, is two feet and weighs 15.9 lbs. “Pineco” is a shortening of pine cone. It makes its shell thick by gluing bark to its body. Typically immobile, Pineco will drop to the ground and explode if someone shakes its tree. フォレトス is 3’11” and weighs 277.3 lbs. “Forretress” is forest + turret + fortress. What lurks inside the armor is a mystery. コンパン, the “insect” Pokemon, is 3’3” and weighs 66.1 lbs. “Venonat” is venom + gnat. Its large eyes act as radars, enabling it to move around in darkness. モルフォン, the “poison-moth” Pokemon, is 4’11” and weighs 27.6 lbs. “Venomoth” is venom + moth. The dust-like scales covering its wings are color-coded to indicate the kinds of poison it possesses. キャタピー, the “worm” Pokemon, will shed its skin many times before wrapping itself in thick silk. Caterpie’s evolution, トランセル, the “cocoon” Pokemon, is designed after a chrysalis. Metapod remains motionless, preparing its soft innards for a transformation. If an enemy discovers Metapod, it is unable to do anything other than harden its shell. バタフリー, the “butterfly” Pokemon, will roam up to six miles from its nest in search of honey. Water-repellent powder on its wings enables it to fly in the heaviest of rains. フシデ, the “centipede” Pokemon, is 1’4” and weighs 11.7 lbs. “Venipede” is venom + centipede. Using the feelers on its head, it picks up vibrations in the air to determine its prey’s location. ホイーガ, the “curlipede” Pokemon, is 3’11” and weighs 129 lbs. “Whirlipede” is whirl + millipede. Whirlipede is motionless while storing energy for metamorphosis, but will move to stab approaching predators; if attacked, it can spin its body and crash furiously into foes. ペンドラー, the “megapede” Pokemon, clasps its enemy with the claws on its neck, then finishes it off with deadly poison. コフキムシ, the “scatter-dust” Pokemon, is an insectoid with a large head. Scatterbug can adapt to any climate. コフーライ lives hidden within shadows. The beaks of birds cannot begin to scratch Spewpa’s stalwart body. ビビヨン, the “scale” Pokemon, is a butterfly with wings that come in a large variety of patterns: meadow, garden, polar, monsoon, sun, ocean, tundra, marine, and savanna. ツチニン, the “trainee” Pokemon, is 1’8” and weighs 12.1 lbs. “Nincada” is ninja + cicada. It lives underground for years in total darkness. It senses its surrounding using antennae instead of its virtually-blind eyes. テッカニン, the “ninja” Pokemon, is 2’7” and weighs 26.5 lbs. “Ninjask” is ninja + mask. Ninjask is said to be able to evade any attack and is hardly seen due to its speed; it’s long believed to be invisible. ヌケニン, the “shed” Pokemon, is “specially-evolved.” It is 2’7” and weighs 2.6 lbs. “Shedinja” is shed + ninja. It is based on the husk that cicadas leave behind when they finish their evolutions. It also appears to be a reference to the fabled ninjutsu technique utsusemi, in which a ninja uses a replica of himself to avoid threats. It may also be derived from a guardian angel due to the halo-like object floating above its head; its ability, Wonder Guard, alludes to this.
The Bug Catcher, by Greggi Leaño.