Tonight, two evolution lines that end up intertwining …
Ht: 0’ 8"
Wt: 7 lbs
Abilities: Infiltrator, Poison Touch
Few homes are without a Vermshade or two, though no one would ever know it. Hiding in the nooks and crannies of homes everywhere, Vermshade are slow moving spider Pokemon who spend a lot of their time hiding. With their small and fluffy bodies, Vermshade can fit into spots that seem impossible. Despite their appearance and venomous touch, Vermshade are not aggressive and are completely harmless.
Vermshade are based off of small house spiders. Their name is a combination of “vermin” and “shade”.
… at level 16, Vermshade evolve into …
Ht: 3’ 0"
Wt: 65 lbs
Abilities: Infiltrator, Poison Touch, Swarm
Unlike Vermshade, Noctantula are very dangerous and aggressive spider Pokemon who are constantly on the move. Only active at night, Noctantula relentlessly hunt smaller Pokemon, especially bug types. Their favorite meal, however, are Silpillar (See Below) and when they locate one they will not rest until they have consumed it.
Noctantula are a combination of black widows and tarantulas. Their name is a combination of “nocturnal” and “tarantula”.
Bug: Twineedle, String Shot, Spider Web, X-Scissor, Bug Bite, Infestation
Dark: Feint Attack, Bite
Normal: Fury Attack, Quick Attack, Tackle, Harden, Smokescreen, Glare, Super Fang
Poison: Acid, Toxic, Poison Fang, Cross Poison, Venoshock, Clear Smog
Vermshade and Noctantula’s rival Pokemon are …
Silk Worm Pokemon
Ht: 1’ 0"
Wt: 9 lbs
Abilities: Compound Eyes, Fur Coat
The pride of bug collectors everywhere, Silpillar are sought after for their colorful appearance. A vibrant mix of purples, pinks, and yellows, few Silpillar ever look the same. Silpillar are also very useful as they produce a light thread when scared which can be used for clothing. Due to their slow moving nature and bright colors though, they are frequent targets of predatory bug Pokemon. Noctanula stalk them relentlessly, looking for where they sleep a night.
Silpillar are based on silk worms and fuzzy caterpillars. Their name is a combination of “silk” and “caterpillar”.
… at level 20, Silpillar evolve into …
Silk Moth Pokemon
Ht: 3’ 6"
Wt: 65 lbs
Abilities: Compound Eyes, Fur Coat, Serene Grace
Much like Silpillar, few Sylmoth look alike. Swirling patterns of purple, yellow, and pink cover this bug Pokemon and there are contests nationally to see who has the most interesting looking one. Sylmoth are fiercely protective of their pre-evolutions though and will protect them with their lives. Bred often by trainers, Sylmoth are relatively rare in the wild. It is said that seeing one at night is a good omen.
Sylmoth are based on Silk Moths and Venezuelan Poodle Moths. Their name is a combination of “sylvan” which is a fairy term, and “moth”.
Bug: String Shot, Tail Glow, Quiver Dance, Struggle Bug, Powder, lunge
Fairy: Moonlight, Charm, Play Rough, Fairy Wind
Flying: Air Cutter
Normal: Quick Attack, Tackle, Swift, Harden, Foresight, Sweet Sent
If a Silpillar gets to level 20 and is kept in a party with a Noctantula for over 10,000 steps, the Silpillar is killed and evolves into …
Ghost Moth Pokemon
Ht: 4’ 2"
Wt: 70 lbs
Abilities: Compound Eyes, Levitate, Shield Dust
Unlike Sylmoth, Mortdusk are seen as bad omens and a sign of bad times ahead. Mortdusk rarely ever attack anyone, preferring to hover overhead sometimes following a single individual for days. Other times, a Mortdusk will remain in a single location for days instead, as a harbinger of things to come. Catastrophes, accidents, and negative events seem to come within days after it’s disappearance.
Mortdusk are based off of several moths and insects with fake eyes on their wings to scare off predators. It is also loosely based off of the mythical “mothman” who is said to appear as a bad omen days before it happens. It’s name is a combination of the prefix “mort-” which means death and “dusk”.
Ghost: Night Shade, Confuse Ray, Curse, Astonish, Shadow Ball, Ominous Wind