FAIRROUS, the Steel Seeker Pokegirl

Type: Near Human - Inhumanoid (Ankylosauroid Metamorph)
Element: Dragon/Steel
Frequency: Rare
Diet: Herbivore/Metals
Role: Defensive Combat, Living Tank, Intimidation
Libido: Average
Strong Vs: Rock, Dragon, Plant, Water, Steel
Weak Vs: Fighting, Ground
Attacks: Dragon Breath, Dragon Claw, Dragon Torture, Snarl, Draconic Aura, Black Spike Dance, Steel Slam, Iron Strike, Iron Tail, Needle Spray, Roll Out, Tail Slap
Enhancements: Metamorph (Alternate Form), Specialized Digestive System (Metals), Natural Weapons (Tail club), Mineral Sense (Metals only), Enhanced Strength (x3), Enhanced Speed (x2), Enhanced Agility (x2), Enhanced Durability x5 (Mineral intake up to +x5), Tremor Sense
Evolves: None
Evolves From: None

Though many pokegirl breeds are reminiscent of tanks, none appear more so than a Fairrous's battle form. Like other tank-like pokegirl breeds used during the Revenge War, these dinosaur based dragon types were primarily utilized in protecting their pokegirl comrades, either by using themselves as a living shield or by covering retreat. In modern times, the breed is used in combat harems, but finds industrial uses by acting as a living steamroller, wrecking ball, or large hammer.

Based on an Ankylosauroid, this metamorphic dino-dragon has both a battle form and a taming form. The breed's battle forms are exact replicas of various species of the suborder Ankylosauria, and are generally described as compact quadrupeds with a large array of bony plates forming armor over the battle form's back. The Farrious's battle form also has a large bony club located at the end of their tail, though the breed's bony plates may or may not extend into spikes running along the breed's sides or on the back-plates themselves. On average the breed is 6.25 m (20.5 ft) long, up to 1.5 m (5 ft) wide and about 1.7 m (5.5 ft) high at the hip.

The taming form of the Farrious falls into the usual spectrum of Near Human to Not Very Near Human, with all members of the breed having thick armor plating covering their back and a strong tail ending in a large bony-metallic club. Height of the breed tends to be a narrower range of a bell curve than standard human height, with shorter individuals near 5 feet (1.53 meters) tall, while larger individuals rarely top 6 feet (1.83 meters). The breed's skin is primarily scaled, with softer, smoother scaling on their ventral side. Colors tend to be earth tones, with occasional human standard coloration to the scales for the most human appearing members of the breed. Hair may or may not be present, depending on the presence or absence of plates on the head. When hair is present, colors tend to range in darker earth tones, occasionally leaning towards metallic colors.

In addition to the bony plates, the breed is able to digest metals. The metals are then used by the body and coat their armored portions in thick, hardy metal as well as increasing their natural durability. While some tamers complain that this breed is obsessed with jewelery or coins, it seems to be instinctual to any Fairrous to seek out metals to eat. This sometimes shows in individuals as a greedy streak, while in others it may be an oral fixation with metals in particular. Metal-fed individuals are easily spotted, as their normally bony carapace takes on a deepening metallic sheen. It should also be noted that strong magnetic fields (or strong magnets placed on the skull) affect the breed in a similar fasion to intoxication.

Tamers are advised to remove any and all piercings from sensitive areas during tamings with this breed, as accidents have been reported where the need for metals overwhelms this armored pokegirl's common sense. Taming the breed, no matter what the size of the plates, is still accomplishable but may require stabilizing for the more rounded-back armored individuals. Taming from behind is normally inadvisable, as even the most human appearing members have thick bony plates located on the backs of the legs and along the dorsal side of the tail. Some may have spikes that make the position completely dangerous.

With long range draconic and steel techniques, many opponents find this tank-like pokegirl hard to defeat. Any Farrious is capable of switching back and forth between their taming and battle forms, some using this to confuse opponents or dodge hits. Knocking some individuals onto their backs is a good way of gaining a few seconds in a battle, but most are capable of righting themselves quickly and easily, often quicker than an opponent expects. The breed's roll out technique in particular can be quite devastating, especially from metal-fed members.

Ferals of the breed tend to mind their own business, browsing foliage and generally being docile unless provoked. However, the breed can become a danger if they find a source of metal, and more than one town has placed bounties on this dinosaur pokegirl for literally eating away at the infrastructure. Ferals can typically be subdued quickly by strong fighting or ground types, though it takes a strong magnet placed on the breed's head (or a magnetic field as produced by one of the magnetic-capable breeds) for a feral to take their taming form.

Threshold directly into a Farrious only happens with a family history of the breed. It should be noted that the first sign is the soon-to-be pokegirl noticing that they have the ability to locate various metals with concentration. Occasionally, this frightens human girls with bloodgifts, though the second onset of craving metals soon separates the bloodtraited from the thresholding. Thresholders have a strong urge to chew on or otherwise taste metals, though their ability to successfully digest the various items takes time, causing some to be hospitalized for swallowing coins or other dangerous metals. No fever is noted with this threshold, as the transformation happens slowly over the course of 3-6 months, completing when the pokegirl suddenly assumes her battle form. Thresholders are often sold into construction firms or placed into Ranches.