TITUNDRA, the Arctic Ecosystem Pokégirl
Type: Inhumanoid/Metamorph - Turtle
Element: Ice/Plant
Frequency: Rare (Capital, Ruby, Scarlet Leagues), Extremely Rare - Unknown (Other Leagues)
Diet: photosynthesis, water
Role: soil regeneration, mobile garden, habitat for Feral pokégirls
Libido: Low
Strong Vs: Dragon, Electric, Ground, Plant, Water
Weak Vs: Fighting, Fire, Poison, Steel
Attacks: Ice Beam, Icicles, Snow Storm, Razor Leaf, Seed Bomb, Solar Beam, Crunch, Cold Snap, Ice Armor, Mist, Wave of Ice, Catnip Kiss, Absorb, Regenerate, Synthesis
Enhancements: Ice Affinity, Enhanced Strength (x6 [Combat]), Enhanced Toughness (x12[Combat]), Strong Jaws, Solar Rejuvenation, Cold Resistance, Water Absorption
Evolves: None
Evolves From: Grotitle (Normal)
    Unknown of during the War of Revenge, it would turn out that there was a stage of being that a Grotitle could evolve into, an evolution only discovered after humanity started Taming the pre-evolved breeds. In a remarkable twist, the evolution of this turtle-pokégirl retains her elements but in effect flip-flops them when she turns into a Titundra: the third tier form of the Turtwat evolutionary line. Becoming primarily an Ice-type in nature with Plant-type aspects, the Titundra is a peculiarity in that despite this change, she is still not only very capable of her previous role in soil regeneration but also becoming a mobile garden herself, plant-life thriving on her despite a body chemistry that seems it should be killing it off. Indeed, she is a pokégirl that had turned head and found herself very useful to humanity’s continued survival in colder climates. Understandably, unlike their previous forms, a Titundras actually gains strength against Dragon-type pokégirls as they finally gain an array of offensive Ice-elemental techniques.
    When it comes to her appearance, a Titundra is an awe-inspiring sight to behold in that she goes from a very animalistic approach... to something Near Human. She gains metamorphic capabilities which can lead her to a surprisingly attractive physical appearance. A Titundra comes to resemble a tall, (6’) athletic, pale-skinned human woman with patches of greenish-scaled skin along her elbows, knees and between her shoulders, pert B-Cup breasts and thighs. Their hair is similar in consistency and color to that of her previous forms, an icy blue dappled with ice crystals... which upon tactile contact, one finds IS a cold, ice-like substance. While peaceful by nature, a Titundra’s eyes are intimidating: encircled by a black ring and bearing small red pupils that give their gaze a deepened, almost dastardly look. Still one can take relief in the fact that such is not in their nature.
    However, when she takes her combat form, it’s a whole other story. A Titundra in full out battle-capable preparedness possesses a giant, flat-looking shell that, in a way, resembles that of the ancient and extinct dinosaur, ankylosaurus. Growing to a massive height of 7’4” with D-Cup breasts and weighing in at a massive half ton, the Ice/Plant-type pokégirl is an awe-inspiring sight to behold. The rim of the shell is made of a very dense ice with a diamond-shaped extension of the rim that settled around the neck and capping the back of her head like a collar and crown. The Titundra’s body is also bulkier in this form and seems to be too big for the shells. While the bulked up frame no longer allows a Titundra to withdraw into this form’s shells as easily as she could as Turtwat, it still gives her a sufficient amount of protection from foes. A Titundra’s beaked mouth is jagged and at the end of their snout is shaped into a firm beak, cementing the appearance and affirming the genetic ancestry as being that of a snapping turtle. Their thick, tree trunk-like legs and arms are massive and powerfully muscled in order to hold up their enormous, heavy bodies. A Titundra in this form bares three toes on each foot and three claws on each hand that appear as if they were made of thick shards of ice.
    However, the shell of her battle mode itself is the most amazing aspect of the pokégirl. On the back grows an enormous, blue-leaved tree from the soil that makes up the shell, along with three large shards of ice; similar to those that make up a Titundra’s claws and toes. The tree is noted for being able to grow numerous kinds of berries at once, (particularly Hot Tomatoes) making the breed popular for culturing such fruits for potion ingredients. Truly, the shell is a sight that gives one the impression that they are looking at a landscape from a distance. Understandably, it’s the shell that is the basis for the breed’s classification as the, “Arctic Ecosystem Pokégirl” a befitting title not only for their shell’s appearance but also for the size of Titundra’s body when she is in her battle form. This pokégirl breed, with her perfectly blended mix of both the Ice and Plant elements make her a species of pokégirl that lives in perfect symbiosis with her preferred frozen environment, bringing and sustaining life where it shouldn’t be possible. Forgive this researcher for saying such but if Sukebe hadn’t known about this evolution, if it were intentional... then he was indeed a genius. Insane but a genius nonetheless...
    Being a rather peaceful species of pokégirl, PokéBattle is not something that a Titundra excels at. It’s not that they don’t have the potential, far from it. Titundra, Domestic or Feral, are one of the most easy-going species of pokégirls on the planet. They are more apt to attack only as a form of self-defense than anything else and even then, they would prefer to let the opponent tire themselves out as they attack the turtle pokégirl’s thick hide with minimal results. This lax attitude towards life and battling has seen to it that the breed is primarily used by Tradesman, (farmers in particular) rather than in a traveling Tamer’s harem. However there are still Tamers that use and battle them effectively. Often, the Titundra that are battle-ready are the ones that were in a Tamer’s harem since they were Turtwats and with their past experiences, are likely trained combatants that know what is expected of them by their owners. Slow physical speed but with strong jaws, great strength and a variety of special attacks that can reach a distance faster than they can on their feet, (Ice Beam and Solarbeam being a prime examples) the Titundra is a sight to behold in battle. They can hold their own against most pokégirls in battle thanks to their large size and elemental might with the exception of Fire-types, who can give them quite a hard time as the heat has tremendous effects on both the Titundra’s Ice and Plant natures.
    Thanks to their easy-going nature, Titundra is a breed of pokégirl that takes very well to a Harem setting. They are very peaceful, (almost to the point of ignorance) pokégirls and get along with various kinds of pokégirls, especially ones that need something from them or can give them something in return. Blastits and Feraligarter are a grand compliment to a Titundra but the Ice/Plant-type finds itself very popular with Cat-type pokégirls. Titundra can use the technique Catnip Kiss almost indefinitely and the leaves on the tree growing on her back seem to have the same oil-compound coating found on the leaves of a nepeta cataria plant. It’s the main reason why of all the Feral pokégirls that exist, there is often a bond between Feral Titundras and various Feral Cat-types, (primarily Kool Kats). Titundra’s give a source of pleasure if not food and Cat-types can aid their home in warding off other Feral pokégirls in return. Oddly enough, Elf Queens turn their backs of Titundras, which is peculiar, considering the good that pokégirl can do for nature. When asked, most Elf Queens talk about how their nature has changed, making them incompatible with their needs. Oddly enough, the Ice Maiden breed picks up a fondness for this pokégirl where the Elf-line leaves off. Ice Princesses and Ice Empresses often love to use Titundras as a living throne; the Hot Tomato Berries that they can grow only serving to entice the pure Ice-types to live in peace with the turtle pokégirls.
    During the course of Taming, a Tamer is very thankful for a Titundra’s Near Human form. Oddly enough, unlike many pokégirls, the Titundra prefers to remain still during Taming; the preferred style of doing it has the Ice/Plant-type on all fours, bracing herself so her Tamer can slam deeper inside her from behind. While sex is rather mechanical with the pokégirl because of this, Titundra do appreciate any Taming they get and it keeps them very loving and loyal to their owner. As with a Titundra’s previous forms, this is their main method for regenerating soil, hence they will prefer to be Tamed outside. Her hands and knees will dig into the earth beneath her, keeping her still as she’s pounded into by her Tamer. When finished, the Titundra will pull her limbs free from the environment and not only is the surrounding area revitalized but there will be flowers growing where her hands and feet had dug into the earth. Often, this “four-flower” pattern is how Tamers and Breeders go hunting for Feral Titundras that are on the march as one does not normally find patches of green and flowers amidst a blanketed plain of ice and snow.
    When it comes to Feral Titundras, it’s amazing that one can find them in such a state, especially since it was a breed of pokégirl that was only discovered once their previous forms had been Domesticated, there is something one needs to understand. This is possible due to the ever-present threat of Parthenogenesis. Pokégirls are often released by the Tamer on purpose or their Tamer ends up killed and the girl going Feral inside her PokéBall until she breaks free. It’s more than likely such has happened to a couple or more of Titundra, leading them to be the founding mothers, as it were, of the various Titundra that are found in the wild. At least it can be said that as stated before, Feral Titundra are rather harmless pokégirls, despite them constantly being in battle form and it takes a lot to aggravate them into taking an offensive position. Feral Titundras prefer to be with other pokégirls of their own kind, relaxing for hours, days or even weeks on end as they go into a semi-hibernation state, basking in sunlight and storing energy before going on the move again. When immobile, one looks as if she were part of the ground upon which she rest, not as though she were a sleeping pokégirl. Because of this appearance, there are occasions when smaller Feral pokégirls will gather and build nests around or right on the shell of a stationary Titundra. When a Feral Titundra does move, she will often move with a herd in search of water, often dragging any nesting or territorial Feral pokégirls with her. It’s suggested that if one wishes to break a Feral Titundra off from their herd that they should use a Water-type pokégirl as a lure.
    Finally, Threshold directly into a Titundra is completely unheard of. Considering what is involved with a Titundra’s biology and what it took to make such a pokégirl, it is considered impossible for a human woman to Threshold into one. Such thought process comes from study into Threshold girls of this like. Statistically, it is more likely that a girl that Thresholds into a Turtwat to have a chance of eventually evolving into a Titundra from Grotitle faster than a girl who Thresholds directly into a Grotitle. It’s hypothesized that this is because there is a greater expansion of time and personal biology that is in contact with earth or the winter seasons for than ones that spend time going through the entire evolutionary line rather than skipping the first step.