Disclaimer: This information is collected through illustrators listed in TCG cards, bulbapedia and observational analysis made by myself, since much of the information regarding official art is not published. So there might be errors. Ken Sugimori is also still working on both pokemon and human characters for the series, so he is likely behind many designs that are simply illustrated by someone else. He should still not be credited for work he did not do.
Decided to expand on my thoughts about people praising Sugimori for having improved his art over the years. While it’s entirely true that he is much better than he used to, the examples shared in posts like that are 90% of the time not drawn by Sugimori at all. So let’s stop spreading misinformation as the differences in art style can be easily pointed out.
Now you know! :)
UPDATE! Some people had trouble telling apart the differences so I
drew some examples to make it easier! I elaborate on it more on that
Maxie’s redesign is drawn by Sugimori, not Ohmura. I actually knew that
when I was collecting the pictures but ended up putting it on the wrong
page since Archie was there :’D
So this post of mine really took off it seems! Looks like there’s a lot more of these blogs than I thought, which is super cool! Also, I was at 400 followers last night (which is about 300 more than when I last checked) and now I’m on 470, so I felt like I should do something cool. So I thought “How about a blog with a list of as many ‘Humans are weird’ blogs as possible? That’d be pretty cool, and if it gets popular, then it’ll help some newer alien blogs with getting their content out there!”
So, uh, what do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? Let me know, please!
273-TERRACOTY [Terra Cotta-Coyote] -Psychic/Ground -The Trickster pokemon -Ability: Prankster - Magic Guard(HA) -Dex: “This mischievous pokemon is known for its childish behaviour, and are often attracted to small children who they like to amuse with their psychic tricks. Their bodies are made of hard clay, and it is part of many native myths that this pokemon where sculpted by the gods.” -Moveset: -Mud-Slap -Confusion -Howl -Trick
–>Evolves at lvl 20<–
274-COYOTRIK [Coyote-Trick] -Psychic/Ground -The Trickster Pokemon -Ability: Prankster - Magic Guard(HA) -Dex: “This pokemon enjoys playing with others, doesn’t matter if they are pokemons or humans. This pokemon likes to play tricks on anyone unsuspecting of its presence, making use of its psychic powers to achieve all kind of pranks and tricks. It is believed that if you are having a party and a COYOTRIK shows up, you will be blessed with happiness and good luck.” -Moveset: -Stomping Tantrum -Zen Headbutt -Snarl -Trick Room
–>Evolves at lvl 42<–
275- TOTEMAGO [Totem-Mago] -Psychic/Dragon -The Totemic Pokemon -Ability: Sacred Land* -Dex: “This pokemon can live for over a hundred years and was considered by many native tribes a sacred creature. Unlike COYOTRIK this pokemon is very serious and will reflect over its actions for hours, standing perfectly still while meditating. Many come to this pokemon seeking its experience and wisdom.” -Moveset: -Outrage -Psyshock -Earth Power -Dragon Dance
*Ground moves are treated as Psychic Moves at the same time.
187-MACHEEP [Papier Mache-Sheep] -Grass -The Colored Paper pokemon -Ability: Cheek Pouch - Harvest (HA) -Dex: “It lives in small groups roaming the fields in search for berries to it, and only the most colorful ones; eating only makes the most colorful berries makes their wool shine with the most amazing color. Since their digestion is so slow, the berries they eat remain so much time inside they become naturally crystalized, which makes them a very unique and rare candy, but as to date selling this candy is against the law, for to get it, it must be taken from inside the MACHEEP before it is fully digested.” -Moveset: -Magical Leaf -Natural Gift -Happy Hour -Cottong Guard
–>Evolves from MACHEEP at lv 30 with no affection<–
188-KRAMPURRITO [Krampus-Burrito] -Grass/Steel -The Steel Frame Pokemon -Ability: Intimidate - Stamina (HA) -Dex: “Many tales are told about KRAMPURRITO and how it cames to be, many beleiving it as a malevolent creature who eats misbehaving children with its iron teeth although many think that is only a legend to scare small kids. This pokemon who was once a small herbivore has now evolved into a vicious carnivore that will pray into any small creature, pokemon or human, and will require a strong hand to tame, it is not strange to hear of a trainer that has been attacked by its one KRAMPURRITO, many with the missing fingers to prove it .” -Moveset: -Wood Hammer -Iron Head -Crunch -Metal Sound
–>Evolves from MACHEEP at lv 30 with 2 levels of affection<–
189- PAPIERAPHIM [Papier Mache-Seraphim] -Grass/Fairy -The Paper Dress Pokemon -Ability: Pixilate - Serene Grace (HA) -Dex: “This pokemons body is lighter than paper and can easily take flight into the air, yet, it can witstand a storm without moving an inch, such power has made people to believe this pokemon to have supernatural powers, to be blessed or even to be considered a divine messenger. To raise this pokemon one must take deep care of it, to always keep it clean and groomed, for it will react with adversion to any form of impurity, and the sight of blood can make it fall ill.” -Moveset: -Hyper Beam -Petal Blizzard -Dazzling Gleam -Nature Power
Traditional ((+ froslass)) Spooky and solitary, the Traditional froslass is the perfect match for a certain type of trainer. Due to their beauty they are sought after.
Artefact ((+claydol)) Specially bred for power and battling, the Artefact variation has extraordinary ESP abilities. However, their ice powers are limited from cross breeding. If trained poorly they can be quite stubborn and will refuse to listen to their trainers.
Melty ((+vanilluxe)) While still enjoying the odd prank like their preevolutions, Melty froslass are actually rather matronly. They love to dote on baby pokemon and humans alike, but sometimes don’t realise how cold they are to the touch.
European ((+whimsicott)) European froslass are very energetic and bouncy, and are easily carried by the wind. Like their preevolution they often get separated from their trainers in sudden gusts. Due to their temperament and beautiful coats they are often used in contests.
Sakura ((+cherrim)) While the snorunts this variation evolved from were shy, now bashfulness has taken over. Their beauty and shimmering coats makes them an attractive choice for contests, but they are prone to freezing on stage or blushing so hard they trip over themselves. Those that have more outgoing natures are sure to sweep the contest scene.