Contest PokéPoetry! #10: 5-7-5 Edition - Congrats, Ephemera!

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  1. scattered mind Competitive VG Forums Mod
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    Fomantis - Bathing in the Sun

    I shall dance all day
    So I can evolve and pray
    but sleep I must get

    inspired by the Pokedex entries: When the sun rises, Fomantis spreads its four leaves and bathes in the sunlight. The tip of its head has a pleasant aroma. + During the day, it sleeps and soaks up light. When night falls, it walks around looking for a safer place to sleep.
     
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  2. Vom Hey, Adora ~
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    Manaphy - Birthright

    Down under the sea
    Is where the magic happens
    Here in Atlantis

    The PokéDex says Manaphy was born in the cold sea floor and that it can bond with anything. So my headcanon is that Manaphy was born in Atlantis and the magic that happens is just Manaphy using Heart Swap and other abilities.
     
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  3. PMJ happy thoughts
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    I forgot about this thread. Wanted to try senryu style so here's a light poem about one of the most degenerate Pokemon ever.

    Klefki - I Wish You'd Die But You're So Darn Useful


    can't find my car keys
    klefki is good in a pinch
    what a good helper
     
  4. Mega Mewthree... A new threat has appeared.
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    Empoleon - The Sovereign
    With three pointed crest
    Powerful, Prideful, Reserved
    Stands above the ice


    The contents of this poem come from Empoleon's physical description and majestic nature. The pokedex states, "It avoids unnecessary disputes, but it will decimate anything that threatens its pride." and "It swims as fast as a jet boat. The edges of its wings are sharp and can slice apart drifting ice."
     
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  5. Jadethepokemontrainer We're on the edge of greatness~
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    Croagunk - Frog of Nightmares?

    Piercing yellow eyes
    Eerie warning from their cheeks
    Poison flows through them

    I thought it would be a fun idea to go with a slightly different take on Croagunk with this poem. I decided to take the psychical descriptions and attributes of the Pokemon and twist it in a different tone to make Croagunk sound creepier than otherwise normally perceived.
     
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  6. RealArity Cold Weather-seeker
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    Treecko - Tomorrow's Forecast

    Underneath a branch
    The thick leaf makes haste for sun
    Before midnight rain

    Some key traits are noted (hanging upside down from its toes and having what appears to be a big leaf-like tail), but I hope to draw attention to its ability of predicting the weather with its tail, an ability only mentioned in dex entries and not really implementable in the games.
     
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  7. Turtwig Retired retired Mod. Jovimohnaeliackvid.
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    Just bumping as a reminder, you have until Sunday night to make your postings!
     
  8. Rhydon_Rider_0-o Aspiring Trainer
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    Forretress - The Forest Thing

    Quicker than a whip
    Couldn't get a look inside
    It is mystery

    This haiku is based on the information that a Forretress does sometimes open its shell when it needs to eat but does so at such a quick pace that its insides are not revealed to anyone watching.
     
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  9. FourteenAlmonds NTernetttt ERXploerer
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    Growlithe - Baptism of Fire

    Scorched air, charcoal smoke
    Small pup rouses the courage
    To be a legend



    Growlithes are extremely brave and loyal, with an excellent scent of smell. They are fire-types (obviously) and evolve into Arcanine, the Legendary Pokemon. I think I captured all that in here.

    (Note - I'm not sure how many syllables "scorched" is in everyone's different accents, but where I'm from and hopefully in most other places it's just one.)
     
  10. Ephemera Faerie of the Viridian Forest
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    Lunala - The Beast that Calls the Moon

    The moon I cared for
    Will see the world without me
    Goodbye, my Nebby.

    I'm glad I got Lunala. I hope I did it right.
     
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  11. mirdo Seagull Overlord and Business Entrepreneur
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    Heracross - Born fighter

    Eyes on the price. Steady
    Attack is the best defense
    He earned it. Damn Tree


    I like Heracross a lot. A often forgotten Pokmon that is fairly cool. I like the RL beetle its based on aswell. Probably one of the coolest Insects.
    I stumbled upon its Ruby Dex Entry which goes as follows:
    "Heracross charges in a straight line at its foe, slips beneath the foe's grasp, and then scoops up and hurls the opponent with its mighty horn. This Pokémon even has enough power to topple a massive tree."
    So I went for the approach of having this big fight that Heracross is known for. Beeing a fighting type at all. But with the twist at the end that it was simply a stationary Tree it was fighting. Basically the tree was provoking it and got what it deserved. Because I thought it was funny they would mention Heracross beeing able to topple a tree. Why would he do that? Just to flex?
     
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  12. Dravinator Poké Fanatic
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    Obstagoon - Punkalicious

    Reckless by nature,
    Colour scheme of black and white,
    Overlord of punk.

    The first line is because "Reckless" is one of its abilities, the second line is because of the black and white stripes Obstagoon sports, and the third line is because of the underlying punk genre in his style.

    I am very glad I got Obstagoon, even though it has limited Pokedex entries. :)
     
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  13. Blakers Holder of the Holy Diamond!
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    Jynx - Perpetual Dancer

    Though rhythm unheard
    Her dancing is contagious
    Sway along with Jynx

    This was completely inspired by its Pokédex entries. With a Pokémon like Jynx, I kinda had to do some digging to get any inspiration for any idea other than a complete joke. Some of Jynx’s Pokédex entries said that it’s always moving it’s hips to some kind of rhythm, and that people who see Jynx dancing will sometimes have the urge to dance along with it without thought. So that’s I went with, and honestly this probably went better than another elemental monkey would’ve.
     
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  14. Turtwig Retired retired Mod. Jovimohnaeliackvid.
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    Still waiting on one more poem (I will allow its submission until I wake up tomorrow), butI will go ahead and open up voting as planned. Thank you all for waiting on liking your favorite posts, I'm happy to see a fair playing field! Please reread the following on voting:

    You will find all 13 poems linked in the main OP under your names if you don't want to scroll through. I may also add links to them in this post tomorrow morning if I remember.

    With that, let the liking commence!
     
  15. Turtwig Retired retired Mod. Jovimohnaeliackvid.
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    This is the last day we'll take for voting! Anyone can like :)
     
  16. Turtwig Retired retired Mod. Jovimohnaeliackvid.
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    Going to conclude voting for this round, and including votes I received through PM/Discord, the results are clear!


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    Winner: @Ephemera, "The Beast that Calls the Moon" (9 votes)

    Lunala - The Beast that Calls the Moon

    The moon I cared for
    Will see the world without me
    Goodbye, my Nebby.

    Second: @PMJ, "I Wish You'd Die But You're So Darn Useful" (5 votes)
    Klefki - I Wish You'd Die But You're So Darn Useful
    can't find my car keys
    klefki is good in a pinch
    what a good helper
    Third: @FourteenAlmonds, "Baptism of Fire" (4 votes)
    Growlithe - Baptism of Fire

    Scorched air, charcoal smoke
    Small pup rouses the courage
    To be a legend

    Thank you all for participating, it's been great seeing interest and activity in CW again. The success of PokéPoetry! means I'll be green lighting some other projects and contest coming very soon, including (spoilers) an encore of last year's Original Character contest (keep an eye out). Again, if you enjoyed playing with haiku this month, consider starting a poetry thread you can come back to whenever! Write on!
     
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  17. Dravinator Poké Fanatic
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    Great job to everyone who participated, especially the winner, Ephemera! There were so many good poems that it was tough to choose three! Yet another successful PokePoetry.
     

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