ATEMI, the Disabling Pokégirl

Type: Very Near Human
Element: Ghost/Fighting
Frequency: Rare
Diet: Omnivore (2/3 standard human intake)
Role: Doctor, nurse, masseuse, construction
Libido: Average
Strong Vs: Normal, Fighting, Ice, Rock, Steel
Weak Vs: Flying
Attacks: Stone Palm, Chi Blast, Counter, Chain Throw, Chi Tempest, Knifehand Strike, Drain, Healing Palms, Aura Guard
Enhancements: Enhanced Agility, Durability, Reflexes, and Strength (x3 each), Enhanced Endurance (x4), Automatic Nerve & Pressure Point Mapping (ANPPM), high metabolism
Evolves: Mahavi (Normal)
Evolves From: Amachop (Healing Palms)

The origins of this pokégirl breed is uncertain to any researcher. Some suggest that the Atemi breed was first used to help shore up the facilities built by Sukebe's armies during the war, while other more recent accounts time the first discovery of the Atemi pokégirl as coming into the history books at around 120 AS. The fact remains that sometime early in 120 AS, an Amachop that had been training in order to utilize chi so much that it evolved upon successfully drawing upon her inner energy to heal her harem sister. This technique has yet to be transferred into a T2, despite recent attempts to do so, which researchers have suggested makes the Healing Palms technique naturally unique to the Amachop and Atemi pokégirls only. When asked why she tried it, another of her tamer's pokégirls, a Rooder, informed the researcher that she had been told that the Amachop was capable of using her chi in such a manner by some higher power, and told her to try. Evidently, it worked better than either pokégirl expected.

Growing by about a foot and several inches (the breed's average height is a little over five feet tall), these pokégirls gain a much lighter color of skin, instead looking much more like the human average coloration. Many Atemi have dark-colored hair, though their eyes are lighter in color if such is the case. When an Atemi has lighter-colored hair, then their eyes are darker, and there have been found to be no true reason for this unusual phenomenon. One thing that all Atemi do have in common with their eyes is the fact that they do not have pupils, which led the first researchers who looked into it to believe that the breed as a whole were blind. However, since those times it has been learned that the pokégirls do retain their ability to see, though in a somewhat unusual way compared to any other pokégirl.

Their method of sight is taken more from the pokégirl's new ability to see the nervous system of those that they look at, as well as structural points of pressure and weaknesses. It is believed by most researchers that this change is accounted for by the Atemi's Ghost-type powers that manifest themselves after evolution. The Atemi can see the form of what they are looking at as well, though it takes a few seconds for their eyesight to truly adjust to see physical forms rather than just the systems of nerves and pressure points inherent in just about everything, living and not. This makes them very useful in several fields, notably medical fields or in construction and mining as well. This also makes the Pokégirl very difficult to fool with visual illusions, as even Kyubi Pokégirls have problems defeating the Atemi's eyes. Not necessarily the strongest fighters, their unique eyesight allows them to locate and target her opponent's nervous system and pressure points to disable the target's abilities to fight back. Popular in Edo for this ability, the Atemi is often found in police forces around the world as well as fighting dojos, teaching both Pokégirls and humans how and where to target opponents for quick takedowns. Most of the Amachop's impressive musculature is lost upon evolution, the strength sapped away and focused into more compact muscles and the pokégirl's ability to move quicker, rather than to be able to force their way through an encounter. This particular change makes the Atemi much more in line with what most Pokégirls and humans consider attractive. Not necessarily the strongest fighters, their unique eyesight allows them to locate and target her opponent's nervous system and pressure points to disable the target's abilities to fight back. The breed is especially sought after by so-called "Ghost-Tamers", who use them to find other ghost-type Pokégirls that are hiding while phased. Some are even capable of sensing when another ghost-type Pokégirl is nearby, though this odd sense does not extend to every individual of the breed (in fact, it does seem to be a random enhancement, and researchers have yet to discover how or why it is so).

In battles, the Atemi use their eyesight to pinpoint exact locations upon their opponent's bodies to strike at to take them down with their unique Knifehand Tempest technique or Unnerving Strike when they find a clear chance. Until that chance presents itself, the pokégirl bides her time, using Chi Blast at range to wear down her foe, or Counter when closer-in to strike back at her opponent. Using Drain to absorb some of her target's energy for her own, along with her natural stamina and agility, this breed is known for forcing her opponents into drawn out battles of attrition, shutting down her target's ability to fight back bit by bit. These abilities, though they make her quite useful in battles, are not of much use in sex battles and so are typically not the greatest choice of pokégirl in such a setting. However, the breed's use of Phased Touch is usable in both styles of battles and even off the battlefield. Unlike how most pokégirls who are Phased are incapable of touching flesh (and lose their strength quickly while near other beings), Phase Touch merely makes the pokégirl's hands incorporeal and able to 'sink' into an opponent's body up to half an inch or so to directly touch upon nerves, muscle, and skin tissue.

Within a harem, the Atemi are found to waste little time doing anything. If something needs done, and they are capable of it, the pokégirl will do it. Like their previous evolutionary form, this breed of pokégirl likes to stay busy with training, often training at least 12 hours a day if given the chance. Around other fighting type pokégirls, the Atemi are often looked down upon as cheaters when it comes to fighting, though they most often do so hand-to-hand. Among other pokégirls, however, they get along well with many. However, the Atemi as a breed, when focused upon something, can be just as sociable as any other pokégirl.

Ferals are very rare, considering that the breed evolves from the Amachop via a skill evolution, but have been known to be found in the wilderness. Often, they stake a claim in grasslands, fighting off predatory pokégirls and even less aggressive, more passive pokégirls from intruding on their claimed territory. Needing to eat less than most humans do, feral Atemi are often found near Berry plants or some supply of food, whether it be rabbit in grasslands or fish from a nearby lake. Ferals have less control of their eyesight than the rest of their kind, and though they seem capable of locating and targeting both nerve and pressure points, rarely do so in an effort to defeat their opponent. There have been no known threshold cases as of 299 AS, as many that do threshold wind up as Amachop instead.