drifblim

Here’s another round of Pokémon variants; this time, featuring Drifblim! I forgot to vary the colors of the variants, but by the time I realized that, I couldn’t be bothered to redoing them anymore. Oh, well. This one didn’t take too long, at least.

The Drifblim is a mysterious Pokémon, often found in isolated areas that are densely fogged. Their STANDARD appearance is similar to that of a hot air balloon’s, though many come in vastly different forms. Wild Drifblims are dangerous as a whole, and it is extremely ill-advised to approach one unarmed. Many disappearances are linked to encounters with the Pokémon, and some attack even when unprovoked.

Despite their malicious disposition against humans, there are Drifblims that are in good terms with them. One example is the PARACHUTE variant. A number of Pokémon Centers are known to use these Drifblims to airlift supplies and goods from city to city. They’re known to protect whatever they hold particularly well, and they can hold more than you’d guess at first glance too.

A ZEPPELIN Drifblim, on the other hand, is a different story. Heavy air pollution and industrialization in certain areas altering the physiology of the native Drifblim population resulted in this variant. They are incredibly hostile, so one must take care to avoid them. Rusted metal is a common feature on Zeppelin Drifblims, as are dense grey smog that is usually toxic to breathe.

Stranger variations, such as the LANTERN Drifblim, also crop up. They are rarer, and they possess magical properties that have yet to be understood. Lantern Drifblims, for instance, contain will-o’-the-wisps in their interiors. Whether this is connected to the hieroglyphical writing that circle them is still unknown. It is known though, that this has somehow allowed them to lure people to their deaths.

Though the research on Drifblims has advanced much over the years, there is still a lot to learn about this enigmatic Pokémon. How have they evolved? How will they evolve? What else is there to learn about them? We can only hope that in time, we will be able to one day answer these questions.