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Just think that the "Pokémorphs, Furries, and People" section can be redone... Know a number of pokémorphs on FurryMUCK.  :/ Almafeta 14:54, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I've been on a Pokémorph MUSH before. When I asked about their furry population, I got a rather simple statement that 90 percent of their population were not furries, but rather regular people who happened to like the Pokémon games and were playing on the MUSH as an expression of their Pokémon fandom. --Markus 15:01, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I've been on one too, and gotten the same response, 'bout. And out of my own curiosity, what Pokémorph MUSH were you on? :P --Reddie 15:02, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)
If I said it here and a troll happened by, I don't think the MU*'s headwiz or admin team would be very happy about it. Trolls trying to blam a MUSH like this, it could make the admin close the place and thus ruin the enjoyment of the game. --Markus 15:17, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I'm surprised you say that, considering you're on a furry wiki site-- and furry is definitely something that a big wad of trolls like to target. :P But whatever floats your boat. --Reddie 15:34, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)
That's alright. The MUSH I am on is already listed in the article. :) You would just have to ask in there. ^^; --Markus 15:56, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I'm going to list it on the principle that hiding information for fear of being disturbed is just wrong. o_o What's the name of the other MUSH so I can put them both down? -Nidonocu - talk Nidonocu 00:46, 20 Aug 2005 (UTC)
There are several.. I can't remember their names clearly and the fragments of those mentions wouldn't help me right now trying to identify.


(sigh) I hate when someone uses the move command... it can't be undone. =p Anyhow, this article needs to be moved back to its proper location. Almafeta 07:21, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)

It was moved because of a few "minor" things. First, nobody wants to type the address for the article or link it with that %20 whatchamacallit stuff in the address which those special characters get turned into. Second, The accented e may be fine in the name, but to me it just looks funny and I don't want to have to use a character map to employ it or hold alt and tap the code 0233 in to place it whenever I write about it. It's just feels like more typing than may be required. Aside that, moving it should not really matter ornot, but it feels slightly better here. --Markus 08:00, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)
If you wanted to be able to type 'Pokemorph', you could have easily created a redirect to Pokémorph... it would have worked for links too.  :/ Almafeta 08:03, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)
True. However, my major biggie was that with the old link, it would not replace the entry in the species page and the address on the actual article when bookmarked woud look exactly like this: Nobody wants to have to type all THAT. I can still undo the move if desired, but I have to set things up first. --Markus 08:11, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)1
I strongly vote against moving this article, it encourages people to use wrong names just so the URL's look nice. The only time this is acceptable is if the name contains an illegal character like #. If you want to jump to an article, you can always use the Go button. A redirect is fine will do the job both for linking and getting people here. -Nidonocu - talk Nidonocu 00:55, 20 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Marcus . . . the whole point of a bookmark is that you don't have to type it in. And you know you can press Ctrl+D to bookmark the currrent page, right? It's on the front page. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 01:30, 20 Aug 2005 (UTC)
My bookmarks are fat enough already. :p Hundreds and I am still trying to organize them like I always do with my computer files. Adding more is just something I don't do except as temporary measures. :) When I loose interest in a link from a bookmark or a page is taken down, the bookmark is likewise removed.

Major Edits Required[edit]

I think I'm going to need to make a few major general changes to this article since I personally find it a little disjointed and I'm someone who's well versed on the subject. The key changes:

  • Overview section - This needs to be made in to a summary paragraph above the TOC. This section also needs rewording.
  • Species Clarification - This section has turned what is a simple explaination in to a paragraph, needs shortening and merging with another section.
  • PM's, Furs and Ppl - Covers a good series of points, will look at rewording a little to achieve better understanding.
  • PM's in Furry Culture - Doesn't cover the slight predjucice some furs have to PM furs. Possibly needs retitling mixing with the above section. Stuff about games need to be in a different section.
  • Creation and Backstory - Not needed for this article, this content refers only to the story line of the Pokémorph MUSH. This content should be moved there and instead mention in brief that different backstories exist depending on the story line.

Willing to take any suggestions on these before I start to avoid disputes, please make them here and now. I'll edit this tomorrow in one go.

--The backstory is backwards. Normally it is humans being altered, not the monsters. 05:53, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

The prejudice is against characters taken from very well-known commercial works, something considered to show a lack of creativity or original thought (as well as being a potential legal trap): you don't hear of people whose fursona is Garfield or Mickey Mouse, because the concept is viewed as ridiculous or unthinkable by most furries - while someone playing a pokemorph (since pokemon are cute critters often drawn by fandom artists, including as 'morphs) typically encounters less ostracization. Certain characters created by furry artists (notably Zig Zag as played on Second Life, with permission from Max Blackrabbit) have a strong fanbase (for both the original creation and the character as played) which helps those who play them stay insulated from this prejudice, but it's still there. As a personal opinion, I do think less of the Zig Zag player for taking the role of this visible furry icon, which they did not create; that they have artist permission is palliative, but doesn't really change how I feel. -- Siege(talk) 14:51, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Yiffstar to SoFurry?[edit]

Being as Yiffstar has been moved, the story there regarding Pokemorphs from viruses is no longer there. What should be done on the section? Or does anyone know where the original story is?

Zhael 16:21, 13 March 2010 (UTC)


Here's Pokemaster216's version:

Hoenn had been quiet for far too long, it had seemed to most. The silence was almost eerie. Something was amiss, however, in the far reaches of the ocean. Team Aqua and Magma had come across new technology at the same time, in an undersea cavern outside Sootopolis. They stopped outside the doorway to the final room, and began to fight about who was the rightful owner of the interesting technology. Why both of them wanted it was a mystery, but as they opened the door, they got it.

Spread from the seawater and then transferred into the air, a mysterious miasma traveled out into Hoenn. Humans were unaffected by it, but the pokemon were. It seeped into the pokemon's blood stream and got to their minds, making the pokemon easily angered and violent. This was how it would spread to humans. With even the slightest scratch, humans were at risk from contracting pokemon DNA, and forming a human-pokemon hybrid. Scientists deemed this new species 'pokemorphs'.

The process was painful. The spot of infection would start to burn, and the body would follow. The wound would quickly heal, yet the subject would start experiencing intense cold symptoms. Normally, a cold sweat hits and the subject is forced to stop acting and lie down. That?s when the problems begin. The body begins to react and transform to the new DNA introduced to it, and soon it is a human-like pokemon, or a pokemon-like human.

While a cure is being looked into, nothing has been found so far. The virus was locked away to keep it from spreading again, but after being tampered with, Team Aqua and Magma had released the virus onto the world.

And they said, "Perfect."

Welcome to the darker side of the pokemon world. A few weeks ago, a virus was released to the world of Hoenn. The virus attacks pokemon, infecting them. There are no visible signs of infection. The pokemon experience aggression and often attack humans for relief from their hellish virus. Once the virus is passed on by a bite or scratch, the pokemon DNA travels through the wound and into the human.

The process has already been described. The changed subjects are neither human nor pokemon... they are half of both. A hybrid, some might call it. Humanity is desperately struggling for a cure. However, some humans... don't wish for a cure to be found. They have made it their jobs to capture and train these pokemorphs like pokemon. The species are beginning to separate... and the division is evident. Towns around Hoenn are left vacant and distraught, while the few remaining humans begin to close themselves off from Pokemorphs. Signs have begun appearing on shop windows and around towns, saying "NO POKEMORPHS" or "POKEMORPHS MUST BE LEASHED."

Why the harsh words? Humanity fears what it cannot understand, of course. This virus struck only a few days ago... and there still isn't a cure.

However, the pokemorphs have also improvised in a time of crisis. They quickly retreated from the towns that grew to hate them, and soon came to the forests around Hoenn, beginning to build small villages of pokemorphs alone. They take in recently changed and infected humans, and their numbers steadily grow. Their city remains hidden, however, from the ones known as the "Pokemorph Wranglers."

However, this story does not begin here. A small hospital on the outskirts of lilycove had been quarantined for cases of the pokemorph virus... at the moment, over two hundred cases of the virus were at work. On the coming Friday, they were to all be released. This is where the story begins... on the Thursday before exodus.

Pretty similar,right?