Predicting Alolan Form Pokémon

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Kingler - Hawaiian Ghost Crab

Kingler would make an amazing Water/Ghost Pokémon. With an amazingly high attack stat, Kingler would finally be able to break out of the lower tier brackets and take down opponents that it otherwise couldn't as a solo-Water type. It would be a great typing to have for balance as well, since at this moment there is only one other Pokémon species that shares a Water/Ghost typing -- the Jellicent evolution chain which is rarely used in competitive, and acts only as a defensive Pokémon.

As for an explanation, it could be that Kingler took on a Ghost/Water typing to escape from predators in Alolan waters. While it typically feeds on easy water prey in Kanto, the introduction of Kingler into Alola resulted in a need for it to adapt in order to survive. This would be somewhat similar to Corphish's evolution chain as it needed to survive predators such as Sharpedo.

(Ghost Crab image by Forest & Kim Starr, CC BY 3.0)

Published Aug. 16th 2016

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