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This Beetle Might As Well Be A Poké Ball

And it's kinda cute.

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Not much is known about this species except for one fact: they roll into a perfectly nice, shiny ball as a defense mechanism.

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The technical term is called volvation, which sounds dirtier than it is.

I imagine the process goes down kinda like this:

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But first let's set the mood!


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