I'll try to keep this as simple as I can, because if I go really in-depth, things won't make sense at all. This is all from one of my fan fics on here, of course, which might explain the whole mess.
In this alternate universe, Pokemon is just a web franchise. Pokemon themselves don't exist. But for some long, convoluted explanation that I won't begin to detail here, any and all Pokemon that live in the flesh are robots. Okay?
Now, my problem doesn't have to do with the plot, or explaining how this came to be; no, my problem is with the Pokemon robots themselves. Basically, I'm trying to write realistic robots of creatures that can spit fire, break diamonds with their hooves, live in lava without repercussion, and can telepathically communicate. Yeah.
So, I need help with that. Like, how do I write about and explain a -- random example -- Metagross, damn it? What about, maybe, Tyranitars or Charizards or, hell, even the plants in the Pokeworld? How can I translate all of that through robotics and biology? And don't say I don't need to explain things; I already did it once, and I may have to do it again for the plot. Robots come with user manuals, after all.
Help, please? PWETTY PWEASE?
tl;dr: Pokemon robots. Metagross, Charizard, Tyranitar. Make realistic. Explain. Biology, robotics. Help?
My main problem so far is translating and explaining a cyber-Psyduck, the damn platypus with a penchant for headache-induced ESP. For water-based attacks, all I got is an embarrassingly-placed hose that sucks up any nearby water sources. Got nothin' for the ESP abilities, though.
God. Damn. My. Brain.