Trainer Profile: DIO

Hello again little Watsons , last week’s profile of the villain Perfect Cell did well amongst you all and it was a very amusing write up for me as well.  Since we are detectives of course , the pursuit of making profiles for dangerous enemies seems like a noble practice so we will do so again today. This week we look at a man who is a time bending, manipulative mastermind. You might have thought it was You might have thought it was Thanos .. but it was DIO!

Trainer Type: Evil Team Boss

Mister Brando is a man who would fit many archetypes for trainers.  He would definitely be able to become a Champion, he has some qualities of a gentleman and most definitely would also fit the role of an Ace Trainer as the man turned vampire can be quite an elitist son of a jynx. However his modus operandi is very unlike most of the trainers n the pokémon-world accept for Evil Team Boss. When Dio has a problem he sends his underlings to deal with it rather than deal with things himself. He doesn’t play as much of an active role as a champion would, he isn’t as interested in a fair competition. He wants his ultimate goal of achieving heaven (a goal only revealed in stone ocean/ part 6). A world in which he can clear any uncertainty. Rule over people by giving them peace of mind. Of course translated into pokémon he and his team that we shall call team Divination (because of his desire to get the perfect godlike form, as well as a reference to the tarot card stands of his followers and himself), try to eliminate pokémon battles as their outcome would be unpredictable and will allow people to grow stronger to eventually match an topple Dio. paranoid as he is. 

Throughout the entirety of Stardust Crusaders, and later looked back on in Stone Ocean, Dio is a manipulator who makes people do things for him rather than to them himself.  He has minions which we can divide into grunts, like how Kakyoin and Polnareff and Hol Horse used to be or executives. Like Pucci and Enyaba and to a lesser extend the egyptian gods stand users near the end of Stardust.  Dio would rule over Team Divination much like somewhat of a Hybrid between Giovanni from Gen I and Cyrus from Gen IV. Having the well mannered and respectful behaviour Giovanni shows to the likes of Archer but having the disrespect for lesser life, much like how Cyrus disrespects life. 

Preferred type: Dark Type

While Dio keeps a very diverse team of underlings his own combat style is pretty direct. Crafted plans are for his minions while when he fights he usually relies on sheer force.  Of course if you are reading this you are very likely to know all about his Muda-Muda-Muda which definitely would be of the fighting type I opted to choose the Dark Type for the best hit for him instead. Dark types easily  fall into the mostly physical category as wel, thusly reflect Dio as well. What makes this type resemble him more than the fighting type is the dark types usually go for the cheap shots. They throw Sucker Punches, Feints , they  throw taunts or items using the movie Fling. Throughout his fights we see Dio using his Stand to land cheap shots on his enemies.

Flinging knives at his opponent with frozen time. Dio taunts his opponents but is not above flattery to manipulate people either. By now of course you must surely understand that Flatter is yet again a dark type move. Foul Play is yet another  move of the type that seems to be made for Dio. Throwing a steamroller on an enemy while engaged in fisticuffs seems like pretty foul play to me. Being a vampire Dio has a pretty nasty bite as well, and with the type being called Evil-Type in japanese, it seems quite useless to argue with this typing.

The Team

Signature Pokemon: Zoroark (Dark Type)

Zoroark is the perfect signature pokémon  for Dio. No it doesn’t resemble it’s stand, we will deal with that one in a bit! Dio nowadays isn’t really best known for his Muda Muda or not even for it’s Za Warudo. Dio is best known for his meme! You thought we would talk about Za Warudo but is I Dio!. You know those kind of shenanigans.  Whenever we think of Dio.. we think of that. Now it happens to be there is a perfect pokémon for this and it is Zoroark. Being a dark type he already is right up Dio’s alley but this is a very special pokémon! Zoroark in the game possess the ability illusion. This makes Zoroark look like another pokémon in your team. Say for example you run a team with Croagunk.. a psychic and poison type, which is 4 times weak to psychic moves and a Zoroark, as long as you lead (being the first pokémon send out)  with Zoroark your opponent will see you sending out Croagunk. He will surely try to use a psychic move to hit you but finds out your pokémon is immune, thusly he loses as turn. Only after Zoroark has been hit once will the illusion break.

‘You thought it was Croagunk but it was ME ZOROARK!’ It’s an incredibly useful battle strategy in the pokémon games. Zoroark will always take on the appearance of the last Pokémon in your team unless that pokémon is fainted or a Zoroark. It will copy nickname, gender, and even shininess to make the surprise complete. It plays dirty by forcing the opponent into a suboptimal play by underestimating it’s speed or attacks. It is one of the best designed and most beloved dark types as well, directly mimicking Dio’s natural born Charisma, Zoroark has that too. While Dio’s Warcry is Wryyyyyyyyy Zoroark’s one is actualy Yrrrwwwwwwwwww which is the same thing but backwards!

Physical Sweeper: Machamp (Fighting Type)

Of course when it  comes to physical attacks there is no other choice than Machamp. Arguably, Hitmonchan is more of a punchy pokémon but the many arms of the final Machop evolution sells this quality a bit more. Being overly muscular like any Jojo character, it was between this Pokémon and Buzzwolle and I need the Legendary Pokémon to be something else so it had to be Machamp, even though Buzzwole poses a bit more. Machamp’s pokédex entries state some very interesting things however.

In pokémon gold for example his entry states “It quickly swings its four arms to rock its opponents with ceaseless punches and chops from all angles’. That is close enough to a Muda Muda Muda level of attack. Yet this gets better in Pokémon FireRed entry “Its four ruggedly developed arms can launch a flurry of 1,000 punches in just two seconds”. Pretty sure that Za Warudo is capable of similar features. Finally in Pokémon moon his pokédex entry say he can easily lift dump trucks , and while some entries even stay he can move mountains the feat described in Moon make it at least plausible he can lift up a steamroller.  Of course Dio’s Machamp would have to be equipped with fightinium-z, the z crystal needed to use the move all out pummeling in the pokémon games but Dio has shown time and time again that he doesn’t really mind some bling. 

Physical Wall: Yamask/Cofagrigus (Ghost Type)

Now rarely do I come across a case where an entire evolution line fits the subject in question but in the form of Dio’s physical wall we got one. While his Part III counterpart would have the Cofagrigus the Dio from Phantom Blood would still carry a Yamask.  Yamask is a ghost pokémon who carries a stone.. mask with him.. which has the face of the human it once was. Dio’s journey into villany truly began when he first put on the Stone Mask from that series. A mask of the dead that turned him into the vampire. Yamask is a basic ghost pokémon has a fairly high physical defence modifier. Even in the first series we see Dio as someone who is quite durable. Yet as a villain he also still has a long way to go and a lot of growth to experience. Only in the arrival of part three we see him fully grown into the megalomaniac we all know and love and it all starts with the find out the black coffin. Which happens to be the shape that cofagrigus likes to take. Well Sacrophagus..but hey Dio was in Egypt.

While extremely slow, this is reminiscent of Dio’s role in the show. We know he is there, but he doesn’t really do anything of sorts until the last half of the second season. The sarcophagus pokémon is also known for its ability Mummy, while the ability doesn’t do much itself it bestows it on others. Much like a trend that Dio started when he began transferring his abilities using the golden arrows.  Everything that survived the encounter gets bestowed with the ability as well as it spreads. Somewhat alike how to stands spread and now Dio works once more. Cofagrigus is also a well known Trick Room user.. a move which is said to distort time. Finally since it is a ghost type it can even be seen as an undead, because ghost types in the pokemon can still reproduce and hatch from eggs and all. So an undead mask and sarcophagus pokemon , that can also bend the laws of time, has a lot of punchy arms and knows how to bestow his ability on others. Yes this sure is a fit.

Special Sweeper: Houndoom (Dark-Fire Type)

Dio has the tendency to use his underlings kind of like dogs. Through a natural charisma they become very loyal to him and willing servants. The devotion Enrico Pucci has for him, but also that of his followers in Stardust Crusaders is akin to that of a loyal dog. So it would make sense to give Dio a loyal dog to symbolise this. Houndoom makes a lot of sense for this. While there are plenty of other dog pokémon they all tend to be physical sweepers or walls and Dio has this covered himself. He uses his henchmen to fill his own gaps. He is aware of what he can and can not do and gathers followers to compensate. He can not go out in the light so sending a henchman that is strong in the sunlight is definitely something that would work for him , it represents his minions quite well and it has a mega-evolution as well. Symbolising how Dio is able to push his followers past their limit by forcing a bond and giving them a cause and Zeal allowing them to become stronger than ever before.

Houndoom choose their leader themselves which is a staple of how Dio chooses his minions. They are never forced they all serve him willingly. While this is mostly based on the vast difference in their strength, this is similar to how Houndoom and Houndour choose to serve. Houndoom is a hellhound, a dog who has toxic fire burning within him. There is something about Dio and a dog on fire, that seems quite fitting as well. But for the love of Arceus I can’t seem to recall that one scene of episode 1 of phantom blood.  

Special Wall: Umbreon (Dark Type)

Another Dark Type, Umbreon like Dio plays the long con. It plays the role of a toxic staller.  It tries to stay safe while withering it’s opponents away slowly, using moves like wish to keep it’s health up while using moves like toxic to bring their opponents health down. The way vampires work in the world of Jojo is that they are everlasting because of their determination and  will power.. which basically replaces their life essence. While this does not fully pan out with Kars for example, one can argue that since he became a vampire god he is lifted from said burden. So in a way a vampire keeps its health up by wishing for it.. with zeal.

Umbreon of course is also the moonlight pokemon, the eeveelution you can evolve by leveling it up in the dark/ at night. As a vampire of course this is Dio’s route as well. He would only be able to level up his eevee and night and the way Dio treats people is with friendship. These friendships might be fake to an extend in his eyes as these people or his pokemon would be tools but they all seem to definitely consider him as a friend. Dio in fact is quite friendly with his inner circle. Talking about philosophy and deeper thoughts with them. There is a form of trust and sharing. So I think he would definitely be able to bond with Eevee enough to form an Umbreon. He would also know how to play the pokémon properly  to realise its maximum potential. Umbreon is often played quite offensively, but a good set doesn’t really have an offensive move. Dio has the patience to blossom this oddball of an eeveelution into the weapon it can be causing despair in his opponents.

Legendary: Dialga (Dragon-Steel type)

Dialga is here for obvious reasons. There are few pokémon that can alter time but Dialga one. Aside from Celebi , which is a little grass fairy it in fact is the only one.  Now Dio can use women , men and children alike .. but a little grass pixie and him would not get along. Dialga can speed up, slow down and even stop time. Definitely the best alternative out there to Za Warudo (the world). Alongside Palkia and Giratina or sometimes Arceus in the latters stead it is part of the creation trio. Dio’s goal was basically to create HEAVEN .. or the ideal world where everyone has peace of mind with him as it’s ruler it makes sense he takes on a pokémon of the creation four as they are more aptly named. Even from a design perspective ,the way Dialga and Palkia are shaped are fairly close to the way stands are designed. While stands are rarely quadrupeds the mix of metal and flesh as well as the crowns and other design elements seem to fit the style quite well. Dialga also exists in a realm outside ours allowing to fade in again much like Dio’s main offence. An ability the pokémon doesn’t really have in the games but it’s canonical so Dio would most likely be able to draw it out.

Dio throughout his existence in Stardust Crusaders is unable to use his full power. Not unless he feasts on the blood of a living Joestar. He locked away his true potential when he fused his head with the body of Jonathan Joestar which held him back until he drank the blood of Joseph Joestar. This partially inspired the plans to deal with the bloodline in Part 3, his fate was connected to the Joestars until that point. He achieved a new form when serving those bonds..sort of .. he looked different at least. Dialga has a Primal form, which it can reach by being severed from its ability to control  Both Dialga and Dio reach new forms when they break free of their destiny, not really great on their sanity. But I am sure that if they work together they can rule THE WORLD!.

Question to my readers:

Which character would you like me to cover next?

With a stand or with Pokémon, Dio will always be a terrifying foe to face in battle. Cunning, intelligent and oh so charming. Do not cross this villian unless you are very well prepared.
To fight Dio bring a lot of fighting types and make sure your they know some dark moves as well, maybe a Zen Headbutt as well and you might be able to win. Some Pokémon may die though. Dio has ended a friendship or two.

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Trainer Profile: Myself

Top of the day to ya dear Watsons! Much like last time on Detective Pinkie  we will profile an individual and review their trainer class preferred type and their team of six. I asked for suggestions  for fictional or less fictional people to use. Unfortunately we got no suggestions so I picked someone I am fairly familiar with. Today we will be reviewing myself.

Trainer Class: Fairy Tale Girl

Not good enough to call myself an ace trainer, not insane enough to call myself a hex maniac, the trainer class that fits me best is known for their pink dress and usage of the fairy type. For those of you who have actively read at least one of my blogs right now this should already start to make a bit  of sense. Yet the Fairy Tale Girl fits me for a lot of other reasons as well. Introduced in the Kalos region , which is the pokémon variant of France it’s about as close to home as I will ever get. Technically Britain might be closer but where I live I can be in Paris within a few hours. About five or so, London would still take me more. Kalos trainers do like fashion and good foods and sitting with their friends in one of the many café’s.  For a geek I am fairly social and so are the Fairy Tale girls… sure will not call you as often as Youngster Joey but we are fun to play and battle with. Kalos is also home to the battle mansion, Fairy Tale girls who pop up inside there use a mix of Psychic , Fairy and Normal types. Two of which are among my top 3 favorite types, Psychic types I also like to use, however I feel they are a bit to overhyped. A lot of fairy types share dual typings with the psychic variant though and before the pink type appeared, I was a devout follower of the classical purple psychic type. Quite playful .. waaay younger in mind than in body and fascinated by tiny lights magic and of course fairy tales would make me perfect to fit this archetype.  I like ribbons and frills and dressing up. I allow myself to partially live in a fantasy world simply so I enjoy myself more. While I am not naive I would say I was schooled by naivety. Not overly ambitious nor competitive I participate in the world , as well as Pokémon, because I think its fun.  

Preferred Type: Fairy Type

Now there is a surprise, my preferred type is the actual type that I ranked 1 in a top 5? Geesz.. talk about a fastball here. But my dear little Watsons fear not because there is more to it than just me liking it. Fairy types are weak to poison and steel types. while being strong against darkness dragon and fighting. As a pacifist I go out of my way that every situation I resolve is done without violence. To this day I have only punched someone once.. waaay back when I was a little kid. People have wanted to beat me up but I always outsmarted them or managed to charm my way out of physical altertrications. In a punching battle I’ll cry and faint at the first hit but I will make pretty sure you do not get the chance to do so. Whether it is through trickery or charm … I usually come out on top.  Darkness and Dragons also face a lot in real life. Darkness is the depression I see in a lot of my friends and family and even me… I don’t have an immunity for it. Yet to many people I am a confidant.. people share their trouble with me, even when they know little about me.. people share their worries with me. I will do my utmost best to help you overcome that darkness in your soul as well and usually I succeed. A lot of people have actually suggested me going into the psychology trait yet unfortunately I lack the means to take on a study. I just help people for free then, means I get more time for my friends anyway. Dragons to me are the obstacles we encounter in daily life. My motor functions are below average, my heart is weak , I regularly have no money and quite honestly with a distant father, a sickly mother and a sister in a very bad place right now.. there is plenty of obstacles in my way already. Then there are my own issues as well, but those I won’t go into right now. Yet every day I wake up with a smile happy to write a new blog or go have some fun with friends.  Dragons do not define me nor do they affect me all that much. It’s something I have to deal with for sure but never will they make me a different person than I already am.

Onto the weaknesses of the fairy type being poison and steel. The first is quite easily a weakness of mine as well. Being of weak constitution any cough or flu bug can really bother me but being whimsical little me what really bothers me is toxicity in the figurative sense of the word. A few friends gave me Overwatch so I could play with them but the moment I logged on myself to try and learn the game to impress them.. I got so much negativity for not knowing how to play D.Va it ended with me vomiting while the game was deinstalling. I tried to play League of Legends with a friend, whom went toxic when I messed up, he told me some horrible things in sheer rage, I dodged seeing him for months and was super stressed about it, he could not even remember… So yeah.. I am weak to that. The steel type weakness is reflected in me not caring about cool metallicy stuff. I hate knights, vikings, cars, mandalorians, armor, blacksmithing. When someone has a knights code.. or follows any form of warrior tradition I tune out completely. A friend talked to me about warhammer 40k once talking about their weaponry their codes and beliefs and the warriors honour etc, I apparently listened to the man for the entire evening.. and can not remember a single thing about it.. I completely blanked out I don’t even remember being bored… I was just gone but smiling.

The Pokémon Team

Signature Pokemon : Sylveon (Fairy Type)

My favorite pokémon is also my signature pokémon, yet again completely unsurprising, if any of you even read the post about my favorite pokémon it was one of the very first I posted on the website. Yet if you read the Trainer Profile of last week you notice I don’t just pick a pokémon on a simple fact alone, there has to be a resemblance to the trainer as well.  Sylveon and I were both raised in a loving home. While sometimes I doubt if my father feels this way, mother I have zero doubts about. In fact I don’t even doubt dad loves me.. he just might not love me in a loving way? Regardless, mother is like a saint who showered me with a lot of love as I grew up. So I could definitely evolve into a Sylveon.. if they would actually LET me is a bit of a complex story for which I do not have the time here, because I also want tell you how I am all about love.  Friendship is magic is one of my personal catchphrases and I try to keep my friendships healthy. I love the people close to me.. yet I am not afraid to let go. Love is unconditional and even if some friends have turned out to be humongous Grasshole (thank you Pokémon Clover) I do not love them less for it. They gave me some amazing moments and even if we are unable to happily spend time together nothing will take away the gratefulness and love I have for those wonderful moments they gave me.  Also I am pretty darn good at putting on some Baby Doll Eyes.

Physical Wall: Luvdisc (Water)

Luvdisc is a weak little heart and that fits me quite well.  Not only do I have a weak little heart myself, my HP stat isn’t that high and I am quite fragile to physical things. I can get seasick from floating in the sea on my very own back, I can harm my neck just by getting up out of my chair and I can physical adversity always seems only one step away.. Though I have never broken anything I had some pretty weird injuries, like every single toe bruised because a goose attacked them, I had a volleyball bruise all my fingers (both hands excluding thumbs)  at once and I threw my back out while cringing in pain because a forklift truck drove over my foot!.. So yeah I am weak and frail like luvdisc .. and my heart is like well just like the tiny heart shaped pokémon. Yet luvdisc is someone who is there for you in it’s own way, in its vulnerability it drops an item called heart scales, which in the pokéverse allows other pokémon to remember previous or hidden moves. Because going skiing with me equals death for me , and because playing a game of soccer results into me being crippled for a few days after.. i’ve always preferred to spend time with my friends in a bit more tranquility. We talk I’ve become the group psychologist in a way. At times I have to remind them who they are, something that has been actively asked of me,  or help them find their strength again when they lose it. So In a way my love is like a Heart Scale. So Luvdisc and me are a pretty good match!….Oh and we are both flat!

Physical Sweeper: Magikarp (Water)

A long time ago a friend sang a song about me , how utterly physical incapable I am. I just flop and fumble around, just like Magikarp whom we talked about earlier on this site. I once had to box in highschool and I was knocked out by the tiniest girl in class because of how I was flailing.  When someone is asking to help them move I get skipped.. because I CAN help you get rid of stuff.. if you want to keep it , your probably better of asking someone else. I guess a Magikarp Gijinka ( human form anime like person thingy) would be a Dojikko.. like me. That’s a difficult weeb word for Klutz-Archetype-Girl. I broke a boat once.. well it’s railing. I held it in such a cramped manner that somehow I broke it.. in two spots..(sat at different places)  of course this resulted into that part of the railing sinking and some turkish boater looking at me REALLY angrily but hey I broke a metal rod in half… twice.. while not even trying, while feeling miserable. (I get sea sick while floating on an aircraft in a pool let alone on a fast boat) Kind of like how Magikarps flail attack works. While I am helpless on my own , my dads words as much as mine, my friends seem to be able to push me beyond my limits. I’ve danced on a small ledge seven meters/21 feet in the air on some scaffolding..without dropping. I have passed ONE running gym class (because a friend buffed me)  and I managed to climb a rope , which I never could before. Now these might not seem like big feats but due to my weird muscle and movement disorder these are quite legendary achievements for myself. Climbing that rope up all the way to the ceiling feels like one shotting Rayquaza, to pass the shuttle run test felt like beating the mighty mewtwo and dancing while not falling from scaffolding felt like conquering Ultra Necrozma himself. Sure I might have ended up blacking out from running after I got the passing grade, and I might not have fallen of that scaffolding but I can’t say the same about that rope and I might have hurt me still while climbing down the scaffolding .. but that is besides the point. My friends made me greater than I would be able to be myself and I manage to beat big obstacles that way just like that fish. Friendship is magic.

Special Wall: Chansey (Normal)

It’s pink, it dies a lot slower then you expect it too, it’s all about helping others and it hates children so much it keeps tossing it’s own egg. This is a good summary of me, with the exception that I do not throw my eggs about … even if I did they would not land where I’d aim them well as it would be kinda lewd and I don’t do lewd stuff. Chansey is one of my all time favorite pokémon ever and it fits me very well as a person as well. Chansey’s role is to survive a lot of special attacks. No mind games can break Chansey and I am the same. Sticks and stones will break my bones.. even if they are just there on the floor, but mind games not so much. Sure you can be openly toxic to me and I crumble like Betty White on a trampoline, but try to play me and you get nothing. Special tricks do not harm me and I am to dense  and panda to understand flirting and innuendo. You can call me out on what or who I am, call me names and i’ll stand tall. Link it to something and I crumble. ‘Hey your a girl.. means you are a slut’ I can handle. ‘You can’t write for shit.. but you do it anyway because you are so full of yourself’ will make me cry my eyes out. … I might have been better off had i not told you that. I can face adversity well enough let’s keep it at that , despite being faced with a lot of adversity in the more intangible regions I still stand here. Chansey is like that as well having incredible longevity and durability against the non physical. We both cosplay..though I don’t get away as easy when cosplaying as a nurse. We both are pink and both of us like making others feel better. Finally both of us are on our best while we don’t fully grow up. Chansey is more durable than her evolution while holding an item called Eviolite,  and I am just much more charming like this.

Special Sweeper: Gardevoir (Psychic-Fairy)

Being a Psychic Fairy-Type Gardevoir is both cute and smart. I’d like to say the same thing about myself. Like Gardevoir I do like mind games. Board game night with friends is particularly fun for me , because I do not only play the games, I play my friends as well. I must admit I am pretty darn good at it too.While playing the zombie survival game dead of winter I can tell which of my friends are a betrayer through the subject we talk about during the game. While playing Munchkin I notice if someone can stop my attack by the way they hold their cards. After which I can play them around, I managed to manipulate the munchkin player into thinking the right play was to help me..because I made the number two come after me hard, who also had a chance at winning. I made the betrayer think I was a betrayer as well  asking him for a hand out of items (which you can do in that game) and revealing his betrayal. They were gonna exile me after my turn because they believed I was a traitor yet I ended up saving the game. I am very good at play into each other’s mind games like Dixit and Mysterium as well. I just love it. Playful being Gardevoirs Fairy typing and the Psychic Typing explaining the mind games. We are both very girly as well, share about the same skin pigmentation. Physically we both aren’t a presence but mentally we can blow you away!

 Legendary: Mew (Psychic)

When you can’t find us there is quite a possibility you can find both or any of us under a truck. In my case for different reasons than Mew’s though.  Joking aside, I chose Mew as my legendary because we are both the creators of world’s . While arguably Arceus has created the world and the legendaries created the land, the sea, the sun the moon and all that jazz respectively.. Mew created Pokémon life… without the little bugger it would just be another world. I like to write stories create my own worlds, not only as a blogger but also as a dungeon master. Having finished a Digimon campaign, having ended a Star Wars campaign and currently hosting an Contemporary- Anime-Eldritch, High Fantasy & Pokémon game I like Mew like to create plenty of life forms. From the depths of my mind they all come to existence and to life as each week me and my friends gather to enact these stories.  They are my pride and joy and much like my blogs my babies. Mew creates content for me to blog about, I make Mews creations come to life in a new way. Be it a Fairy-Type tale or in a design for my very own pokémon game. We are pink cute creationary forces..although I am not legendary………………………………………………yet.

Profiling myself was a hoot and a half! Do you have a character or person you like to see profiled let me know in the comments or at least leave a like.  I hope to see you in the next post my little Watsons!

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