I always kind of wondered, "wouldn't fire pokemon just burn down everything around them all the time?"
I thought more about it, and came up with a small theory. I imagine that most of the time, fire pokemon avoid setting fire to their surroundings to preserve their homes, food, and hiding places. But every once in a very long time, a forest grows too old and too thick, and too many plants at the bottom layers die. This is when fire pokemon get a strong instinctual urge to burn it down, to allow for a new generation of plants to grow.
Some coniferous trees here in Canada only reproduce that way- their pine cones stay glued shut and only fire cracks them open to spread new seeds.
[ sculpted from super sculpy / painted with acrylics ]
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