Name: Dustin Eld
Nick Names: Dust
Birthday: March 15th
National #: 269
Title: Poison Moth Pokémon
Type of Pokemon: Bug/Poison
Held Item: Shed Shell
Ability: Shield Dust
Weak Against: Flying, Rock, Fire, Psychic
Nature: Jolly – Dustin is one of the happiest people you will ever meet. Many would think otherwise due to his past, but it is his past that makes him so determined to be happy and optimistic. He would happily give you his coat off his back, and then join you on a spur-of-the-moment adventure into the Artic.
Hair Color: Dirty Blonde
Hair Length: Short
Eye Color: Yellow
Skin Tone: Caucasian
Markings/Scars: Scaly glandes on his chest and back which release toxins, scar tissue from burns on most of his right leg, left hip and parts of left leg, and the right side of his neck.
Dustin wears a turtleneck, long sleeved purple coat with two red fasteners over a pale yellow tank top. He wears lime green skinny jeans and red shoes designed like a Ledyba. He wears a long green scarf designed like Dustox wings. He has a pair of yellow-lensed goggles with three black dots on them.
(The image below does not include is scars)
Persona: Dustin is extremely optimistic. He yearns to try as many new things as he possibly can. The world is his Cloyster, and he’s determined to get everything out of it that he can. After years of being stuck in a hospital where he could see nothing of the world, he now wants to live life to the fullest, taking risks and going on adventures. The only thing that would every stop him from going and experiencing something is his sister.
S/O: None (but many suspects it’s Bluma)
Family: Bluma, the Beautifly. Bluma is Dustin’s Twin sister.
Song Name: Generator ^ 2nd Floor
Song Artist: Freelance Whales
Likes: Meeting new people, trying new things, sitting on the roof at night.
Dislikes: Pessimistic people, people making fun of his sister, people hurting his sister, extreme heat, being forced to stay indoors.
Fears: Fire, losing his sister, having to spend any very long extended periods of time in the hospital.
Strengths: People skills, a willingness to try new things, his own toxicity.
Weaknesses: Fire, his sister.
Food: Fruits. Particularly very sweet fruits, such as berries, cherries and pomegranates.
Drink: Juices. His favorites being apple and watermelon juice.
Flower: Vaccinium macrocarpo, a very small pink flower that bears the cranberry fruit.
Tree: Prunus serotina, the tree that grows black cherries in the eastern United States
Activity: Getting out and seeing the world, going on adventures.
Dustin was born to a very beautiful, if not a bit nutty, Dustox mother, and a firm but fair Pinsir father. He and his twin sister, Bluma, were the most adorable pair of Wurmple’s most people have ever seen. Their early life was pleasant; they were very healthy, happy children with good parents and a nice home. When Dustin was 8 years old, his mother passed away due to a heart attack. Life was rough for a while after her passing, but his (now smaller) family was able to pick up the pieces and keep living, keeping his mother’s fun-loving and exuberant spirit very much alive in their hearts.
By age 11, he and his sister had evolved. He evolved into a Cascoon, while Bluma had evolved into a Silkcoon. The two of them were devastated when they found out that they didn’t follow the same evolution pattern. Bluma was hit the hardest by this, being the clingier and more dependent of the twins, and there was a slight falling apart between the twins for a few years.
When Dustin was 13, his life changed drastically. A fire started at his house one night because the oven was accidently left on. By the time their father came to wake up the twins, the house was utterly consumed by flames. While trying to escape from the inferno, a piece of the burning ceiling fell on Dustin and his sister. It took a few minutes for their father to free them from under the burning rubble, but by then, the damage had been done.
The three of them were rushed to the hospital, all suffering from extensive burns all over their bodies. Dustin and Bluma had large parts of their bodies covered in third, and even some fourth, degree burns along with second degree. Their burns became infected many times, causing the healing process to take years. It took until the twins were 18, 5 years after the fire, to have healed enough to even think about leaving the hospital. Those five years were filled with antibiotics, skin grafts, physical therapy, pain, and lots of time, time which during the twins had plenty of time to bridge the gap that had come between them. Especially when they had just turned 15, after their father negatively reacted to a skin graft, causing him to slip into a coma before passing away.
After taking two steps out of the hospital for the first time in years, Dustin evolved into a Dustox. His evolution refreshed his body, healing many of his scars right off of his skin. All that was left were the scars where the worst burns were. His sister evolved soon after, but Bluma came out of the hospital with more than just physical scars. The twins now live together in a small house, where Dustin acts as Bluma’s caretaker for the most part.