What do most people think of when they hear the word “dragon”? Reptilian traits are practically a given, and you can usually expect flight, but there’s a lot of room for interpretation. You might think of an ancient, majestic and fiercely intelligent creature, possibly with magical powers, or you might think of a terrifying fire-breathing predator that ravages the countryside while snacking on maidens (or possibly the other way around). You might think of both at once. You might also think of a grumpy old jerk who sits in a cave all day muttering darkly to himself and snapping at strangers.
Well, you might.
This big ugly git is Druddigon, the cave dragon Pokémon. He doesn’t have Dragonite’s serene wisdom, Salamence’s terrible power, Altaria’s preternatural grace or Flygon’s aura of mystery, and it drives him absolutely nuts. Druddigon is technically a Dragon-type, largely because there’s nowhere else to put him, but he’s very much the (literally) red-headed stepchild of the group. He has wings, but I don’t think he can fly (okay, he learns Aerial Ace, but that means nothing; take a look some time at the list of Pokémon that get Aerial Ace and you’ll see what I mean); the wings just provide a nice big surface area for taking in sunlight, which Druddigon needs to stay active since he’s cold-blooded. Continue reading “Druddigon”