This is our final review on the Grass-type PokĂ©mon, as we would have finished investigating them all by now. I must say, this took longer than I wanted it to last, even though we have so many Grass-types to cover, mainly because there were times before when I wasn’t able to submit these every week. However, I think I am satisfied with how this turn out, because I had finally gone through all of the Grass-types by now. If you are ready, we shall continue to cover the last three Grass-type families for now.
Foongus & Amoonguss
Like Generation 1 and 3, the 5th Generation introduced us with yet another mushroom PokĂ©mon, and these PokĂ©mon look more like actual mushrooms compared to Shroomish. They also have the added benefit of looking like PokĂ©balls with their oddly-shaped caps, which is good for fooling others, like what Voltorb and Electrode did in the Power Plant. The names Foongus and Amoongus make for a pun â€śFungus Among usâ€ť, which is also a name of an album by Incubus. The naming convention of putting the whole phrase across an evolutionary line isnâ€™t new, as Alakazamâ€™s family does this too.
Mushrooms are decomposers, meaning their source of nutrition is from dead organic things. Speaking of that, these PokĂ©mon could learn both Synthesis and Solarbeam, which can be used if they can perform chlorophyll, but in real life, mushrooms can’t perform photosynthesis, making them an oddity, as they are not even green-coloured! Because mushrooms can reproduce very fast, it would be an interesting illusion if a field of PokĂ©balls is seen lying around on the field. (more…)