|Aliases||Japanese: ママンボウ (Mamanbou)|
South Korean: 맘복치 (Mambokchi)
Mandarin Chinese: 保母曼波 (Bǎomǔmànbō)
|Species Type||Ocean Sunfish|
|Environment||Waters around Hoenn, Unova, the Dream World, Kalos, and Alola|
|Reproduction||Sexual; lays eggs|
|Average Height||3'11" (1.2 m)|
|Average Weight||69.7 lbs (31.6 kg)|
|Locomotion||Swimming via dorsal and anal fins|
|Feeding Behavior||Omnivorous (presumed)|
|Prey||See text; will eat berries when offered (confirmed)|
|Organization||Solitary but followed closely by multitude of aquatic Pokémon|
|Language(s)||Can understand trainer's language|
|Members||Nancy (White's Alolomola)|
|Infraphylum||Gnathostomata (Jawed vertebrates)|
|Superclass||Osteichthyes (Bony fish)|
|Class||Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fish)|
|Superorder||Acanthopterygii (Spiny-finned fish)|
|Family||Molidae (Ocean Sunfishes)|
|Genus||Mamanbou (Somarinoa, 2019)|
|Species||alomomola (Somarinoa, 2019)|
Alomomola, the Caring Pokémon is a species of ocean sunfish. They are pelagic in nature but can be found along the coastlines of the regions of Hoenn, Unova, Kalos, and Alola. It was also found in the Dream World before its collapse.
They appear to be roughly as intelligent as dolphins and are thus considered as potentially semi-sapient in nature.
The Alolomola is a pink-skinned ocean sunfish. The tip of their primary fins fade to a lighter pink near their termination point. A genetic condition causes their skin color to appear purplish by nature. Dark eye markings make them appear to be wearing mascara. These individuals are known as "shiny". The eyes are round with the irises being a vibrant golden hue. Their body is notably heart-shaped while their dorsal and anal fins look like large mittens; they use these mitten-like fins to swim while their small pectoral fins are presumably used as nothing more than stabilizers. As with other ocean sunfish they lack a proper caudal fin and instead steer themselves by squirting strong jets of water out of their mouths or gills.
As with other ocean sunfish, they have the fewest vertebrae of any known fish, likely around 16 or so. They also lack caudal bones with most of their skeletons actually being made of cartilage. Their teeth have fused into a beak-like structure while pharyngeal teeth are expected to line their throats.
They float upon the open sea. Many water Pokémon gather in the area around Alomomola. When they find a wounded Pokémon, they embrace it by gently holding it in its fins and bring it to shore. It uses its special mucus membrane that envelops it to close the wounds of injured Pokémon. The reason it helps Pokémon in a weakened condition is that any Pokémon coming after them may also attack Alomomola. Fishermen take them along on long voyages, because if you have an Alomomola with you, there'll be no need for a doctor or medicine.
While other ocean sunfish produce sounds by grinding their long and claw-like pharyngeal teeth, it is unknown how Alomolas produce their more distinctive sounds.
Like all other Pokémon they gladly except various berries into their diet but natural diets are not confirmed. Other ocean sunfish primarily feed upon soft-bodied animals such as jellyfish and salps, as well as small fish or crustaceans. With this in mind when combined with their known habitats, they may consume Claunchers and Clawitzers, Corphish Tynamoes and possibly even Eelektriks, Frillish, Horseas, Inkays, Shuckles, Skrelps, Staryus, Remoraids and Octilleries; they may possibly consume Surskits and Masquerain that land upon the water's surface. Considering size constraints they are guaranteed to not predate upon Basculins, Crawdaunts, Dragalge, Malamars, Mantykes and Mantines, Relicanths, Seadras and Kingdras, Sharpedoes, Starmies. It is unlikely to feed on Binacles, Barbaracles, or Stunfisk as they hide on the sea floor, nor do they likely feed on Corsola as they may have beaks but are not closely related to known coral-eating fish such as Parrotfish; they also do not have the crushing teeth necessary to eat Shellders and Cloyster nor Clamperls. Both Gorebysses and Huntails are abyssal fish and are unlikely to commonly encounter the Alolomolas. Carvanhas are small enough but likely too aggressive to be taken by Alolomolas.