Pokéology: Alomomola

Hey guys, another late night for me! Haha.

10th article! How about that? Time sure flew by– roughly 70 days, well, around that. I don’t feel like doing anymore math today. xD Oh by the way, random fact: you guys loved the Dunsparce article, it had 40 comments!

So here’s Alomomola, what many would call a rip-off of Luvdisc and what could have been a great luvdisc evolution. However, I think there’s enough differences to warrant a different Pokémon line– although these are kinda outweighed by the color scheme and general features that really match up to Luvdisc. Kinda odd isn’t it?

Basis

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Say aloha to one of my favorite animals– the Mola Mola, also known as the ocean sunfish. This is so straightforward it’s kinda hard to put anything here.

No other animal comes even close to a Mola Mola; and you can see that right away. They’re also the heaviest bony fish; and are much larger than they appear next to each other.

In fact..

14 foot tall, 10 feet long. That’s the size.

Yep, much larger than you expected right? They’re crazy fish, they’re also only a few inches thick. Basically, they’re a giant pancake of a fish. They mainly eat jellyfish though; they’re not extremely predatory. They get the name Ocean Sunfish not from looking like the opposite, a moon, but rather from the fact they actively sunbathe near the surface. Still, it’s funny, ’cause they look like a moon. Or is that just me?

Also, they’re related to pufferfish. Weird right? I think there’s a lot of weird things with the Mola Mola that not many of us expect.

Their main predator are Orca whales actually, which is because Orca whales will eat anything in the ocean. Crazy fellas. But overall, these guys don’t have a single thing to worry about; other than people who mistake their fins for giant sharks in the water. That’d be scary to see such a huge fin though, in their defense.

So you can see how this fits Alomomola. Also, the name? Aloha + Mola Mola– see, Mola Molas frequent Hawaii. So how about that?

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Biology

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The animated sprite of this one doesn’t do it justice, it’s a majestic creature. The huge fins? The calm eyes? It’s truly a majestic creature.

So let’s start with the fins on the top and bottom. Clearly, they very much help with swimming, though they may also be to show off or signal to other fish. However, this is a very kindhearted Pokémon, and it is said to embrace other injured Pokémon and take them to safety. One would assume that this would be done by these beautiful fins. They would most likely fold up over the fish and give it a stable ground and roof for it to reside it while it trudges along.

Next, they supposedly have a special membrane that helps heal wounds. This makes sense– it’s possible that it has some sort of coagulant or other material in the slime given off by its body. This would mean that wounds would close much faster, thus causing the wound to heal much faster and safer than a regular wound. This may have evolved by Alomomolas helping Pokémon, which in turn did not think the Alomomolas as prey items and left the friendly, or healing ones of the species alone.

Here’s an interesting part of the Pokédex that I also wanted to talk about– it says it brings injured Pokémon to shore. This could mean one of two things; either that humans helped any injured Pokémon that came near shore, or it could mean simply that the shallow water made it easier to avoid predators. Still, it’s something to think about.

Although the entire species may seem feminine, think of a ladybug. We call every ladybug a girl, but in reality most are probably male. Sure, it’s a heart fish with huge fins and calm eyes, but try to look at it kinda epicly. Like it’s a posh prince, rather than a motherly nurse of a fish. Again, more things to think about!

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So this week was kinda short, but hey, every week we get a new Pokémon out of the bidding, and we can only move forward! I love seeing suggestions– just know that I probably won’t get around to many three stagers soon; though I might make it a project to get another three-stage done soon.

Comments? Questions? Do you think that Alomomola should have been a Luvdisc evolution? Or do you think that it has enough differences to warrant the separate family?

₪Mechanos₪

  1. I love Mola Molas, sad that a lot of boats hit them while they’re sunbathing 🙁 I learned about them in my Aquatic Science class, so this wasn’t really news to me haha, but great article nonetheless 🙂 Keep up the great work!

  2. Finally someone who understands D:

    Im tired of people calling it a Luvdisc evo like they are the same thing.
    Sure there is evos like Remoraid->Octillery and Magikarp->Gyarados. But saying that Alomomola should be Luvdiscs evo because they are:
    -pink
    -vaguely similar shape
    is way less logical than saying the same thing for more direct clones like Plusle/Minun-Pikachu, Emolga/Pachirisu, or every fairy-like Grass pokemon etc…………..

    I mean really, Luvdisc even has something like a beak, while Alomomola doesn’t even remotely.

    Or even if you looked at them from a competitive viewpoint, they are essentially complete opposites, with Luvdisc being fast and utter crap, but Alomomola being tons of HP and high defenses.

    Heck they arent even the same egg-groups lol.

    And even conceptually… Luvdisc is about kisses, while Alomomola is a mother-figure, healer, or as I call it, the aquatic version of Audino/Chansey (which it clearly is, as it even fills the same encounter role while surfing…..)

    1. Just remembered they also have different gender ratios lol.
      All that data just further indicates it was never meant to be related to Luvdisc regardless of what anyone thinks.
      Not to mention the core idea for gen V was no relation to any previous pokemon…

      Its so weird to me that this one is so popular when no one ever goes “omg Meowth/Skitty/Glameow/Purrloin should be alternate evolutions!”… or even more obvious one that I have never heard anyone mention, Pinsir/Heracross.
      Guess there wasnt people spreading rumors like crazy back in the days of GS yet. I realise more and more how bad leaks are. They always result in rumors, evolve to false assumptions and result in disappointment instead of appreciation when the actual info is revealed officially.

      1. All that you’re saying makes me think that Alomomola should have been the evolution of Luvdisc. Especially kiss-heart-mother one.

        I believe that in a parallel world, Alomomola is the evolution of Luvdisc. I believe it. I mean it. In that world I would have been mch more happier, maybe I am.

          1. My answer is a big NO. I think Clefable, Wigglytuff, Chansey and Audino shouldn’t be evolved from the same pokemon, but I think Luvdisc and Alomomola should be in the same evolution chain. So?

          2. Well to each their own I guess.

            However, I honestly see more connection between Eevee and the legendary beasts than between Luvdisc and Alomomola. lol

        1. Alomomola would be a Luvdisc if Generation V contained evolutions from previous Pokémon.
          Instead they chose to ‘redo’ lots of Pokémon, giving many older Pokémon designs a new sibling, like in the case of Tauros and Bouffalant.
          Alomomola is just that redesigned Luvdisc, nothing more and nothing less. But if they were doing evolutions in Gen V, be sure this could very well be the perfect evolution for our lovely little disc.

  3. That is an interesting creature. I don’t think it should be an evolution of Luvdisc, it has many things different that separate it from a Luvdisc. Although I guess it could have evolved, I mean the sole thing of evolution is change. I am still looking forward to reading a Mudkip line article. I can wait though, because there are so many fascinating creatures that have been made into Pokemon. One great example of a Pokemon that has been based off a creature is Pinsir. There are so many bug Pokemon that are based off real bugs. I would not mind seeing another bug based article. If I had to choose a specific Pokemon, it would be Scyther’s line, or even Heracross.

  4. The Mola Molas prey on jellyfish. Alomomola is found in in similar water routes as Frillish and Jellicent. Coincidence? I think not!

  5. I like the article it changes my thoughts about Alomomola being weak and uncool. I’ll have to give it a second chance. Oh and i don’t think that Alomomola is luvdisc’s evolution.

    I would really like it if there was an amazing Eevee article though. It would be bada** seeing all 7 evolutions plus the eevee.

    1. Thanks! 😀 I like seeing the responses, I think I’ll do a question about the pokemon every article now 😀

      I’ll be sure to get to Eevee eventually, but I need to figure out what week works best for me. xD

  6. I remember being absolutely gobsmacked when i found out there’d be no evolutions in Gen V after we had seen Alomomola…..it’s just screaming evolution of Luvdisc!!

    Don’t want to be annoying ya too much with the sugegstion mate but seeing as how you might not be getting around to 3 stagers for a while I really would be ecstatic if I saw ya do the Electabuzz line 🙂

    But hey if ya cant get around to it i’ll still be reading and loving your article every week as always 😀 😀

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