MARMOTTE, the Caring Marmoset Pokégirl

Type: Humanoid Animorph (Marmoset Monkey)
Element: Fighting
Frequency: Rare
Diet: nuts, fruits, leaves, bugs, pokéchow
Role: Bodyguards, protective lovers
Libido: Low
Strong Vs: Bug, Dark, Rock, taller Pokégirls
Weak Vs: Psychic, Flying
Attacks: Quick Attack, Tackle, Leap, Double Kick, Fury Swipes, Agility, Counter, Backhand, Uppercut, Scratch, Leg Sweep, Low Kick, High Kick, Aura of Cute
Enhancements: Prehensile Tail, Enhanced Strength (x3), Enhanced Speed (x4), Enhanced Agility (x 6), Enhanced Durability (x8)
Evolves: None
Evolves From: Eva (Battle Stress or Round Stone)

    The Marmotte stands unique among Fighting-type Pokégirls. It is true that there are other Fighting-types that have aspects of monkey in them, such as the Wukong. The breed uses a fighting style very similar to kapoeraa, so that cannot be where they are unique. Nor is it their tail, as do not the Lupina have tails? No, Marmottes are unique because they are the shortest Fighting-type Pokégirl around.
    Marmottes are rarely more than four feet tall, with heights between 3’8’’ and 3’11’’ being the most common. They typically have short mops of hair in warm, natural colors, such as brown, or an orangish red, or a light yellow. They generally keep their eye color from when they were Evas, but their eyes often seem even cuter than they did before their evolution, due to their Aura of Cute. Their breasts shrink proportionally to their body, until they fit in a cute B or C cup. Their tail looses some of it’s great fluffiness as it becomes more muscular, and is somewhat longer in proportion to their body than it was before. The overall effect is of a small, cute, almost monkey-like 'girl. Fortunately for their Tamers, they do not resemble children to the extent some breeds, such as the Cardcaptor or Chibi Pokégirls do, so owners of Marmottes are almost never accused of being pedophiles.
    The Eva was formerly believed to evolve into the Marmotte only by battle stress, a risky proposition because this often resulted in injuries so severe the Eva died before evolving. However, ten years after the incident that destroyed the Orange Continent, a Tamer who was testing Evolution Stones on her Eva managed to make one evolve into a Marmotte after giving her a Round Stone. She was punished with an application of Jusenkyo water and a Level Five Taming Cycle for illegal testing of E-Stones on an Eva, but nevertheless her discovery was listed in the Pokédex for future Tamers to use.
    Marmottes, despite their size (or perhaps because of it) are skilled combatants. They are incredibly difficult to hit, as they are very small and very agile, and even when hit they are very hard to seriously damage. They are stronger than their size would indicate, and possess a plethora of attacks to take advantage of their agility and the addition of the tail as a weapon. They typically take a defensive attitude towards combat, using their agility, size, and ability to take a blow to wait until they have an opening to attack. Because of their size, however, they are often looked upon with amusement by other monkey Pokégirls.
    Marmottes are always interesting additions to a harem. They are usually fun-loving and personable, and don’t have a hard time getting along with people. However, they do have a small issue with personal property; the entire breed seems to be hopeless thieves, and they shamelessly take whatever they happen to find interesting. Many a Tamer has had to pay back a store because they forgot to put their Marmotte into their Pokéball before entering, and their Pokégirl left the store with twice the number of possessions she entered with. Their constant demands for piggy-back rides also get annoying after a time, although some find it endearing. Although they usually try to take the Alpha position for their own, they are no better or worse than any other Pokégirl in the position, and must be considered on an individual ability for Alpha.
    One aspect of the Marmotte that is potentially a source of difficulty for a Tamer is their attempts to play dominance games with their Tamer. Marmottes often vie with their Tamer for dominance, despite the Alpha bond that may be between them. While the Marmotte’s attempts rarely ruin the harem even when they succeed, the Marmotte will try to establish a level of personal control over their Tamer. If their Tamer manages to overpower them or (as more often occurs) trick and outmaneuver them, they will accept their Tamer as dominant and will depend upon them for a very great deal. In this case, they generally love to be roughly taken and controlled by their Tamer. However, unlike with many Fighting-types, Marmottes do not look down on their Tamer for their weakness; rather, they become very protective, caring, and supportive, although they now prefer to be the one who initiates and controls the Taming sessions. Even when they do establish personal dominance over their Tamer, it doesn’t affect their Tamer’s relationship with the rest of the harem, and they still tend to obey their Tamer’s commands in combat.
    Feral Marmottes are not particularly dangerous. They generally act like small playful animals, although Tamers should be warned that if you see a Feral Marmotte to count your possessions later to ensure nothing has been taken. When Feral, they tend to gather in families of between three and fifteen individuals, and although they initially try to run they will respond to aggressive acts in kind.
    Many girls with Marmotte in their lineage undergo Threshold. Only 30% of girls descended from Marmottes don’t Threshold, and Thresholding into a Marmotte is considered one of the more painful, as the sensation of shrinking and the compression of muscle and bone is a very painful process.