"Xs are cool" is the same mentality that breeds "cool" names like "XxSSBfreakCKxX".
I like how its wings form a cross. :I
I imagine an alternate world where gamertags are among the most verbose and thought out names around. Shame I haven't actually seen any.
Lies. I've seen at guys with that name running around in TF2. What does it even mean?
Pokemon of the Week #10 (11/14/2012)
Surskit, the Pond Skater Pokemon. From the tips of its feet, Surskit secretes an oil that enables it to walk on water as if it were skating. This Pokémon feeds on microscopic organisms in ponds and lakes. It secretes a thick, sweet-scented syrup from the tip of its head. This syrup can be used to attract prey.
Surskit, is, um, Surskit. Besides its unique Bug/Water typing (that not even its evolution shares), there's nothing really special about it. It has Swift Swim, which could be used on a Little Cup Rain Dance Team, I suppose. Surskit's decent speed stat for a pre evolution also helps with this. It also has the ability to tank with Rain Dish. Just kidding!
Since Surskit is a first evolution and therefore not very good, let's talk a bit about its evolution, Masquerain. Masquerain is an interesting Pokemon. First off, it has an interesting design. Second, it's a moth that evolves from a pond skater. Weird. It also apparently can't fly in rain, which serves to be untrue in ingame Pokemon battles; ironically, Masquerain functions better in rain! Unlike most other Bug types, the moth can get past Rock and Steel types that threaten it with Hydro Pump, courtesy of Surskit's water typing. Despite low physical defense, it can switch into both (fairly weak) physical and special hits, due to Intimidate and a usable special defense. With Intimidate, decent special bulk, and Hydro Pump, Masquerain is arguably one of the better users of Quiver Dance in NU. Mothim has better Sp. Attack and Tinted Lens, but Masquerain has significantly better bulk, and Hydro Pump. Beautifly, while being my personal cup of tea (Poor Beautifly....) suffers from being basically an inferior Mothim competitively. Dustox has usable bulk, but no attacking stats or movepool to abuse Quiver Dance. In my opinion, the only Quiver Dance user in NU that outclasses Masquerain is Butterfree, and that's only because of a super accurate Sleep Powder.
Back to Surskit! I think Surskit has a fairly cute design. I think pond skaters are neat, and I'd like to see a fully evolved version of a pond skater, possibly with similar cuteness to Surskit. This bug is also cool because it combines the Water and Bugs types, both of which are some of my favorite types. I'd kinda like to use Surskit and Masquerain in a playthrough sometime, if only because of their quirkiness.
Last edited by Neosquid; 11-14-2012 at 02:38 PM.