Treecko (5e Race)

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Treecko[edit]

Physical Description[edit]

Treecko is a small, green, bipedal reptilian pokémon. It has yellow eyes with long, narrow pupils. Treecko's hands and feet each have three digits covered with tiny spikes. These spikes allow it to scale vertical walls with ease. Its stomach and throat are red. It also has a line across on its stomach resembling a pouch. Treecko has a large, dark green tail with two separate lobes that it uses to sense humidity. This ability allows it to predict the next day's weather. It may resemble a leaf but is actually much harder in texture and can be used to slam things.

Some specimens, however, have been seen to have the color of salamence.

History[edit]

Treecko are an abundant race first found in the rainforests and coniferous jungles of the tropical Hoenn region. Their population seems to trace as far as up to the battle frontier. They were known to live in clans which took care of the great trees of the forests. Their standoffish manner made them popular among children who liked "cool" pokemon. Before long, they were a common staple for new trainers entering the Hoenn. A treecko would usually be offered as a sample to the trainer. As a treecko grew, not only did its size change, but its tail also became more leafy and it grew sharp leaves on its elbows. Eventually, they would become a sceptile.

Society[edit]

Within their clans, an old treecko usually advises the population on the courses of action. It may be taking care of a dying giant of the forest, or moving on to a new home. Solitary treecko are not unheard of, but it is rather dangerous for creatures of their stature. Nonetheless, treecko tend to spend time around the streams of the forests, which lead to waterfalls. Eager to evolve to grovyle, and eventual sceptile, treecko will often rigorously train in their own time to attain power. Sometimes the evolved form of the treecko may live among them like a boss.

Treecko Names[edit]

Treecko are sometimes given Draconian names. Other times, they may take a Sylvan name. Many end up mixing the two.

Treecko Traits[edit]

Design Note: This race uses the Tiny Player Characters (5e Variant Rule).

Gecko pokemon who may be small but slow to gain trust
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Intelligence score increases by 1.
Age. Treeckos have a similar lifespan to humans, maturing towards the end of their second decade and living to about 80.
Alignment. Treeckos tend to focus on neutral, but, like humans, are varied to both ends of the spectrum.
Size. You are no taller than just short of 2 feet. Your size is Tiny.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Sticky Fingers. You have a climbing speed equal to your walking speed.
Overgrow. You are able to become stronger when near defeat. If your hit point total is less than half your hit point maximum, you may grant yourself advantage on your next attack roll. You must finish a short or long rest to use this feature again.
Gardeners. As keepers of the forest, you are aware of what some plants do, as well as things about the weather and such, using just the signs of nature. You are proficient with the Nature skill.
Natural Camouflage. You have advantage on Wisdom (Stealth) checks in a forest environment.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common, Sylvan and Draconic

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
1′ 8″ +1d4 11 lb. × 1 lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

Racial Evolution Feats[edit]

Grovyle[edit]

Prerequisite: treecko
You grow a bit more of a slender body and bladed leaves sprout from your elbows.

  • Your Dexterity score increases by 1.
  • Your size becomes Small.
  • You grow razor blade leaves on your arms, which you can use as unarmed strikes. If you hit with them, you deal slashing damage equal to 1d4 + your Strength or Dexterity modifier, instead of the bludgeoning damage normal for unarmed strikes.

Sceptile[edit]

Prerequisite: treecko, Grovyle feat
Now you become a tall lizard creature with the powers of photosynthesis and a strong, bulked up tail.

  • Your size becomes Medium.
  • You do not require food as long as you have spent at least 4 hours in bright sunlight. You must still drink, and you must still eat if you don't do this.
  • Your movement speed increases to 40 feet.

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