Metapod (3.5e Creature)
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|Size/Type:||Tiny Pokemon (Bug)|
|Hit Dice:||7d12 (17 hp)|
|Speed:||0 ft, Climb 10 feet (2 squares)|
|Armor Class:||Varies (+3 size, X Natural), touch 13, flat-footed Varies|
|Space/Reach:||1/2 ft./0 ft.|
|Special Qualities:||Low-Light Vision, Scent PokeMon Battle|
|Saves:||Fort +1, Ref +4, Will Always fails|
|Abilities:||Str 0, Dex 0, Con 10, Int 6, Wis 12, Cha 8|
|Skills:||Listen +5, Spot +5, Hide +10|
|Environment:||Temperate Forests or Domesticated|
|Organization:||Solitary, or PokeMon Party (1 +1-5 other Pokemon of various types and 1 Humanoid)|
|Challenge Rating:||1, or 1/5 per HD|
|Treasure:||None, or by Party Encounter level (PokeMon party.)|
|Advancement:||7-9 (Tiny) 10 (Evolves into Butterfree)|
While Metapod is classified as a cocoon Pokémon, it bears more resemblance to a chrysalis. Its soft body is protected by a hard outer shell while it undergoes metamorphosis. While this shell is said to be as hard as steel, a large sudden impact could cause its vulnerable body to pop out, leaving it completely exposed. It shares many physiological and behavioral characteristics with Kakuna, suggesting that they may have a distant relationship.
Strategies and Tactics
A Metapod's first line of defense is using Harden to raise its natural armor until its opponent finally gives up and leaves. When that fails, it drops out of the tree using String Shot.
PokeMon Battle A Metapod is incapable of delivering Lethal Damage to another PokeMon. Treat all damage taken in a fight between two PokeMon as nonlethal damage. However, a PokeMon does not take a -4 penalty on their attack roll when dealing nonlethal damage to PokeMon.
Special Advancement A Metapod gains Experience at fives times the rate of other creatures with Class Levels. However, it does not increase in challenge rating any faster than any other creature would. In addition, a PokeMon cannot take any class levels other than the levels pertaining to its type.
PokeMoves A Metapod is capable of using String Shot, Bug Bite, Iron Defense and Harden as its PokeMoves.