StantlerAuthor: Bryan Lance
Stantler is a Caribou-type Pokemon, it is also often referred to as a Big Horn Pokemon. They are over 4ft in height and they weigh over 150lbs. Stantler has a tan pelt, with a few spots located on its back and a cream-colored underbelly, much like a caribou. Unlike deer and caribou, Stantlers have a very short but large round tail. They have black hoofs and a big, round, brown nose. Stantlers have a set of big cream-colored antlers. The antlers are roundish in shape and they have a black orb in the center of each of the antlers. Stantlers are capable of distorting reality and they are able to create illusions by changing the airflow that goes through its antlers. If a baby Stantler gets lost from its herd and if it is threatened by something or someone, the baby Stantler will create an illusion of a large herd running towards the threat. It is said if you stare at their antlers for too long that you will experience a very odd sensation. You may get so dizzy while staring at them that you can fall down. The Stantler species was hunted almost to the point of extinction. Pokemon Hunters hunt the Stantlers because they consider their antlers as valuable artifacts. The two black orbs in the center of their antlers can be ground up to a powder and used as a sleeping aid. The Caribou-type Pokemon live in big herds and can be found in mountainous forest areas.
One of the abilities Stantlers use in battle is an ability called Intimidate. When a Pokemon that has Intimidate enters battle, It will lower your opponent's Attack stat by one stat. Another ability that Stantlers use is an ability called Frisk. When you use the ability Frisk, upon entering the battle. You are able to see your opponents held item. Another ability used by Stantlers in battle is an ability called Sap Sipper. When you use the Sap Sipper ability, if your Pokemon is hit by a Grass-type move, your Attack stat is increased by one and the move will have no effect on your Pokemon. If your opponent uses multi-strike moves your attack stat will still only be increased by one stat. The ability Aromatherapy will not activate the Sap Sipper ability. The Sap Sipper ability will not activate if your Pokemon is protected from Grass-type moves.
Stantler made its first appearance in the episode The Little Big Horn. The episode was first released in Japan on December 9, 1999, and in the United States on November 18, 2000. In the episode, multiple Stantlers appeared in this episode. A Pokemon trainer by the name of Brock helped reunite a baby Stantler with its herd. During Brocks first encounter with the Stantler, the young Pokemon created an illusion of a large herd stampeding towards Brock. Brock was able to see through this illusion and was able to befriend the baby Stantler. In the episode Different Strokes for Different Blokes, which was first released in Japan on October 26, 2006, and in the United States on June 12, 2007. In the episode, Ash and his Pokemon Turtwig got lost in a forest. There were many Stantler living in the forest. Some of the Stantler in that region used the ability Hypnosis on the two, which gave them hallucinations. A Pokemon trainer by the name of Paul caught one of the Stantler but released it a bit later. Paul didn’t think the Pokemon was worthy enough for his team. There were multiple Stantler In the episode Stantler’s Little Helpers, which was first released in Japan on December 22, 1999, and in the United States in 2000. In the episode, Santa Claus had a group of Stantler that pulled his sleigh. The Stantler replaced Santa Claus’s Ponyta. A Stantler had a minor appearance in the episode Tricks of the Trade. The episode was first released in Japan on May 4, 2000, and in the United States on March 24, 2001. In the episode, a Stantler appeared as one of the Pokemon at the Swap Meet in the city of Palmpona.
Pokemon Playing Cards
Since the release of the Pokemon playing cards, Stantler has been featured on 8 different cards. All of the cards classify Stantler as a Colorless Pokemon. In the Neo Genesis expansion, Stantler has 60 HP and the abilities Stomp and Mystifying Horns. When you use the ability Stomp, you flip a coin. If the coin lands on heads the attack does 20 damage, plus another 10. If the coin lands on tails, the attack only does 20 damage. The ability Mystifying Horns does 20 damage. You also have to flip a coin, if the coin lands on heads, your opponent will be Confused. In the Neo Revelation expansion, Stantler has 60 HP and the abilities Terrorize and Overhead Toss. When you use the ability Terrorize, if your opponents Pokemon is a Basic Pokemon, you get to choose one of its attacks and they can no longer use that attack during their next move. The ability Overhead Toss does 30 damage. You have to flip a coin, if the coin lands on tails, 10 damage gets added to one of your benched Pokemon. In the Skyridge expansion, Stantler has 60 HP and the abilities Threaten and Antler Swipe. When you use the ability Threaten, you have to flip a coin. If the coin lands on heads you get to look at your opponent's hand and you get to choose one of their Trainer Cards. When you use the ability Antler Swipe, you have to flip a coin. If the coin lands on heads, you deal 20 damage to your opponent. If the coin lands on tails, you deal 20 damage to one of your opponents benched Pokemon. In the Ex Unseen Forces expansion, Stantler has 70 HP and the abilities Screechy Voice and Push Away. The ability Screechy Voice does 10 damage to your opponents Pokemon. If the Pokemon is evolved, it now is Confused. The ability Push Away does 20 damage and you get to choose one of their Trainer cards and discard it. In the Secret Wonders expansion, Stantler has 70 HP and the abilities Lead and Frighten Horn. The ability Lead allows you to take one of your opponent's Support card and place it in your deck. When you use the ability Frighten Horn, you deal 20 damage. If your opponent’s Pokemon is an evolved Pokemon, they are now Confused. In the Unleashed Expansion, Strantler has 70 HP and the abilities Call for Family and Mystifying Horns. Call for Family allows you to search your deck for two Pokemon and place them onto your bench. The ability Mystifying Horns does 30 damage. In the BREAKpoint expansion, Stantler has 90 HP and the abilities Mystifying Horns and Big Charge. The ability Big Charge does 30 damage plus another 50 damage if you have any Mega Evolution Pokemon on your bench. In the Lost Thunder expansion, Stantler has 110 HP and the abilities Mystifying Horns and Enhanced Horns. Enhanced Horns does 20 damage, plus another 60 damage if your Pokemon has a Pokemon Tool card attached to it.