Pok?biology Entry #1
Zigzagoon and Linoone (Pok?dex #263 & #264)
Zigzagoon and Linoone exhibit physical and behavioral adaptations that allow them to thrive in the grasslands of Hoenn. They are opportunistic, resourceful, and clever.
Zigzagoon and Linoone have developed dull, brown colors to help them avoid the detection of predators. They both have stripes as well, which help them to blend in with the tall grass that they inhabit. Their shiny forms are a recessive trait, carried on from the time when they were more closely related to Mew.
Zigzagoon and Linoone are omnivorous, opportunistic feeders. They most often eat berries, but also prey on Bug pokemon such as Wurmple.
Zigzagoon are solitary, partially due to their easily distracted nature. They are incredibly curious, and zig-zag constantly as they investigate everything. Their curiosity and investigative nature helps them find food. If they find anything edible during their exploration, they eat it. Their sporadic movements also help them become better coordinated, which prepares them for running at high speeds when they evolve.
Linoone may live alone or in small groups. It is common for female Linoone with young offspring to form nursery clans, with each female assisting the others. Groups of Linoone will dig community burrows to shelter in. While Linoone?s ability to sprint lends itself poorly to hunting, it is a good way to draw predators away from Zigzagoon. In many cases, the predator will be distracted by Linoone enough for the young to escape danger. Linoone is also good at fishing. It will run on land to gain speed, and then jump into water. It is an adept swimmer, and the fast entry into water usually guarantees that it will be able to catch something.