Characteristics- Capable of Taking Hits
National Dex No./Species- #089, Muk, The sludge Pokemon
Pokédex Entry- A toxic fluid seeps from its body. The fluid instantly kills plants and trees on contact.
Item- Black Sludge (melted into body)
Dank was bred for battles. Though he came from a long line of fierce, highly competitive fighters, his somewhat mellow personality kept him from ever really seeing more than a handful of fights; He simply didn't have the drive of a champion. So, most of his days were spent lazing around his master's family home, chasing off the occasional trespasser. It was a quiet life of simple pleasures.
With his peaceful life over, he's found the drive he once lacked. Battles are long, drawn-out affairs, with his foes inevitably succumbing to his deadly poisons long before his own defense has been chipped away. If he thinks he can't win the battle however, he's not above sinking into the dirt and running away; He'd much rather run and hide, than risk death. This makes him seem like a bit of a coward, but he simply knows better than to overestimate himself. That much, at least, he HAS inherited from his careful breeding.
When not wandering aimlessly or fighting, Dank likes to do his part to help the world: His heavily toxic, disease-riddled body makes him perfect for testing the purity of food and water; even if it's foul, it won't make him sick. This has lead him to wonder if he is immune, or at least resistant, to the sickness. ...Or if he is unknowingly helping to spread it as a carrier.
A “carrier” is a person who has a disease or illness, but doesn't suffer any obvious signs of it. They look, act, even feel, perfectly healthy. However, they're just as capable of spreading whatever they have, and can be even more dangerous to public health if they are unaware of their carrier status.
As Muks and Grimers are living bio-hazards (They contain deadly toxins as well as germs, viruses, and other nasty things. Just touching one can give you influenza aka the flu, yet they show no signs of having it themselves.), it could very well be possible for one to be ill and not know it. Of course poison types, being immune, can't actually have the sickness. But that won't stop me from playing him like he MIGHT.
Last edited by Suicune on Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:19 pm; edited 4 times in total (Reason for editing : Better image)