- 1 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
- 2 Why Emile Chose Skitty
- 3 Moves
- 4 Other Stats
- 5 Nickname Origin
- 6 Trivia
- 7 References
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX[edit | edit source]
A human transformed into a Skitty awakens at the prompting of a concerned Treecko, who introduces herself as Willow. The Skitty has no memories of how they became a Pokémon but recalls his name: Chamomile. Willow chuckles at the name before a frantic Butterfree comes by, worrying about her son Caterpie who fell into a fissure. At Willow's prompting, she and Chamomile head into the Tiny Woods to save him.
Chamomile's Fake Out makes quick work of most Pokémon in their path, whether asleep or awake, and with Willow's Quick Attack and Dragon Breath attacks backing him up, they reach the third basement without a scratch, finding Caterpie crying. They return him to his mother and receive thanks from both of them; when they leave, Willow asks Chamomile what he'll do next, and after receiving no response, leads him to a hut to live in and proposes to form a Rescue Team to help Pokémon like Caterpie. Chamomile refuses at first, but caves to Willow's begging and receives a red scarf to commemorate the occasion, with Willow donning a blue one herself. Chamomile chooses the name Team Rose Thorn and promises to do their best beginning the next day.
Chamomile awoke the next morning, nonplussed to still find himself a Skitty, and recalled his promise with Willow the previous day. Exiting his house, he found Willow asleep on the front walk; she awakened with a start, explaining she'd come at dawn to wait but had dozed off. After an exuberant exclamation to begin the rescue team, she sheepishly added that they didn't have any requests yet. She checked the house's mailbox and found the rescue team starter kit, including a badge and toolbox, but no requests. Promptly, a Pelliper arrived and delivered a message to the mailbox, requesting help for a pair of Magnemite stuck together in Thunderwave Cave. Chamomile declined the offer twice, but once again conceded out of a desire to earn Willow's friendship.
Arriving at the cave, they found two Magnemite waiting outside, who told them that their friends were in the sixth basement. Team Rose Thorn entered and had little trouble with the hostile Pokémon within; Chamomile spent a bit of time and stamina playing around with Willow, chasing her back and headbutting her gently, which also helped them practice maneuvering around each other. With this continued practice, they navigated through their opponents with ease, Willow often hanging back to pick up items or line up her Dragon Breath attacks. Almost halfway through, Chamomile grew to Level 6, and shortly thereafter, he gave Willow leadership for a bit. Chamomile took out a Poochyena as Willow approached it, allowing Willow to grow to Level 6 as well. Chamomile cautioned that they should be careful and Willow cautioned against female Nidoran and encouraged them forward.
It grew a bit difficult near the end as Willow ran out of Dragon Breath and Chamomile took a few hits, getting paralyzed by an Elekid and coming close to fainting with hunger on the final stretch. Willow took command, gently pushing Willow partway there and allowing him to walk on his own as they reached the sixth basement, rescued the trapped Magnemite, and returned home.
Willow confessed afterward that she was glad it had gone well but had been very nervous since it was their first time. Tired, she returned to the Overgrown Forest in the east, and Chamomile retired to his bed as well. That night, he had a strange dream where he thought someone was there with him, but could not see or hear them.
Chamomile awakened early and, after some morning stretches and running, checked the mailbox, finding no requests. Willow came up a moment later and, learning that they had no requests, led Chamomile to Pokémon Square. After she gave a brief tour, they went to the Pelliper Post Office and accepted every job available on the bulletin board.
Team Rose Thorn spent the morning in Pokémon Square, taking advantage of the facilities. They reviewed dungeon basics at the Makuhita Dojo, reaping Makuhita's generous rewards, and then Chamomile redeemed a bronze ticket to run through one of the mazes. In 50 seconds, he managed to defeat two Shelgon and three Kingler, causing him to grow three levels to Level 9, upon which he declined to learn Sing. Choosing to save the other tickets for another day, they moved to the Link Shop. After some deliberation, they decided to link Willow's Quick Attack and Dragon Breath as an experiment. Finally, they finished preparing themselves, selling the Gold Ribbon from Makuhita to get a Shadow Ball TM that they stored for Chamomile to learn at a later date, prepared the toolbox, and deposited their excess items and money. With that done, they set out for the day's rescue mission.
They chose to accept the one request in Tiny Woods first, as that dungeon was currently providing high rewards. The dungeon offered no challenge, though Willow experienced some trouble with her linked moves due to Quick Attack's much shorter range than Dragon Breath. Nonetheless, they rescued the Plusle they came to save and, after fighting enough that Chamomile and Willow each grew a level, completed the dungeon. After receiving their rewards, Willow complimented them on their work that day, and they called it a night.
Chamomile awoke and did his morning exercises before going outside to meet up with Willow, and both of them were startled by the ground shaking around them. Diglett appeared moments later, having a wonderful time digging, and Willow gently warned him about causing trouble. Diglett apologized and left.
After reviewing Pokémon News and some shopping at Pokémon Square, Team Rose Thorn went off to Tiny Woods, delivering a Tiny Reviver Seed to a Wurmple and getting a Carbos in return. That night, Chamomile had another strange dream where the unknown Pokémon was talking to them, but could not understand them. Then the dream began to shake violently, Chamomile remarking that it felt strangely real.
The next morning, Chamomile awoke to an unknown voice looking for his help. Revealing himself, Dugtrio told Chamomile that his son Diglett had been kidnapped by a Skarmory and whisked away to a mountain peak, too high for Dugtrio to climb himself. He asked for Chamomile's help before burrowing away. Though taken aback from the suddenness, Chamomile was concerned and elected to go. Leaving the base, he told Willow what had happened, to the Treecko's delight. Dugtrio again appeared before them and asked them to go to Mt. Steel's summit to save Diglett before digging away. Similarly taken aback, Willow agreed that they should go and they quietly headed to the dungeon map.
Seeing the threat level of Mt. Steel, they elected to complete their waiting requests in Thunderwave Cave before taking on Skarmory. Chamomile grew to Level 11 through the battles they fought while escorting a Plusle to a Pidgey and rescuing a Poochyena and Elekid.
The next morning, Willow urged Chamomile that they should go to Mt. Steel to save Diglett. After a quick check of the mail, they did so. Dugtrio appeared abruptly at the entrance to tell them that the peak was the 9th level before leaving just as fast. After an awkward moment, they entered the dungeon. It progressed with relative ease, Chamomile growing to Level 12 along the way. At the peak, they battled Skarmory after a failed attempt at talking it down; Chamomile took a couple of solid hits, but an Oran Berry erased much of the damage and the fight ended with little difficulty. At a loss for how to rescue Diglett afterward, the team got the help that they needed when the two Magnemite that they saved in Thunderwave Cave arrived and carried Diglett off of the cliff he was trapped on.
Back at the base, Diglett thanked them, and Dugtrio appeared to offer the same gratitude to Team Rose Thorn and the two Magnemite. After they left, Willow asked one of the Magnemite if they wanted to join the team, saying that they couldn't have done the previous job without them. Chamomile objected to this, and when Willow prompted him, he said that he could fly, but was unable to show Willow. The Treecko indignantly asked if he was making fun of her, which Chamomile's amusement only confirmed. Shaking that off, she repeated the offer, but although Magnemite expressed interest, it had to decline due to a lack of a nearby place to stay. After they left, Willow suggested to Chamomile that they check out the Camp Corner in Pokémon Square the following day.
That night, Chamomile had another strange dream, able to make out a silhouette of the Pokémon and catch some of their words, something about a human and Chamomile's role. But the dream ended before he could get any more details.
Why Emile Chose Skitty[edit | edit source]
The personality quiz Emile received at the start of the game designated him as being "the naïve type," and matched his personality to Skitty. Aside from deciding to go with what fate gave him, Emile considered Skitty one of the three 'god-tier' starters, along with Pikachu and Cubone: Skitty has incredible potential to immobilize enemies with its Ability of Cute Charm and the move Attract, which it learns at an early level, and a wide move pool, including the multi-hit Doubleslap, the long-range Ice Beam, the wide-range Thunderbolt, and the room-spanning Blizzard. Finally, he mentioned it would be good for anyone who was tired of Skitty being weak in the main series games.
Moves[edit | edit source]
Current Moveset[edit | edit source]
- Double Slap (Episode 7—Present)
- Blizzard (Episode 9—Present)
- Thunderbolt (Episode 25—Present)
- Attract (Episode 3—Present)
Previous Moves[edit | edit source]
- Grass Knot (Episode 1—Episode 3)
- Echoed Voice (Episode 1—Episode 9)
- Fake Out (Episode 1--Episode 7)
- Charge Beam (Episode 1 -- Episode 25)
Other Stats[edit | edit source]
Rare Quality[edit | edit source]
- Rapid Bull's-Eyes (Episode 5–)
Previous Rare Qualities[edit | edit source]
- Squad Up (Episode 5–Episode 5)
Nickname Origin[edit | edit source]
Emile claimed he was going undercover while in the Pokémon world, and "Chamomile" is a portmanteau of the words "camo" and "Emile". It is also the name of an herb often used in tea, which fits with the grassy theme that he began with Willow.
Other Considerations[edit | edit source]
- Emile: He decided against his own name due to wanting originality.
- Nova: He considered this name for the moon on Skitty's face and the Fairy-type moves it learn.
- Blake: He considered this name because the Skitty is, in a sense, half-human half-cat like the RWBY character of the same name.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Chamomile is Emile's tenth starting Pokémon, following Bulbapedia in FireRed, Odairu in Crystal, Moegami in Emerald, Saikou and Baggage in Colosseum, Voltaire in XD: Gale of Darkness, Bodhi in Platinum, and Ottawa and Jaya in Black & White.
- Chamomile is the second of Emile's starter Pokémon to be a Normal-type, after Voltaire (as an Eevee).
- As Voltaire switched to Electric-Type when he evolved, Chamomile is Emile's first starting Pokémon to always be a Normal-Type.
- Chamomile is the second of Emile's starter Pokémon to be a Normal-type, after Voltaire (as an Eevee).
- Choosing Skitty would have been impossible in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team, the game Emile intended to play at first, as the species was gender-locked to only female players.
References[edit | edit source]