elgyem

shiny hunting on route 121…

this was another one of those drawings that i started ages ago, only did a little bit of, got unmotivated to draw and left it for like 5 months, then came back to it and finished it in like 3 days

for this one, i started it in september and i had only done the sketch and the lineart

…anyway, the reason i started this in the first place is because, at the time, i was trying to shiny hunt for a shiny elgyem using the dexnav on route 121 in alpha sapphire, and thought it would be a nice scene to draw. also featured is dedede the plusle, my best friend and obviously the best pokémon on my alpha sapphire team.

…i still haven’t found the shiny elgyem haha

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Can we take a moment and talk about this thing for a second? Has anyone realized just how many pop culture references these things are stuffed full of?

Grey Aliens: The first evolution, Elgyem, is designed to look similar to the popular grey aliens.

Roswell: The pokedex says that they were discovered after a UFO crashed in a desert about 50 years ago. This is based off of the story that a UFO crashed in Roswell, New Mexico.

Close Encounters of the third kind: They communicate using the colored lights on their hands, similar to the large ship in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Men in Black: Its second evolution, Beheeyem, can alter people’s memories. This is based on the movies Men in Black in which they use technology to alter people’s memories.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Elgyem evolves at level 42. This is the supposed answer to life, the universe, and everything in the book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Hidden Aliens: The second evolution, Beheeyem, has features that resemble a hat and trench coat which are clothing commonly used to hide. This is based on the theory that aliens are hiding among us.

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You cannot tell me that Dib wouldn’t have an Absol. 

They’ve both got excellent taste in hairstyles, and Absol and Mothman both have a funny way of appearing only before a disaster is about to occur. Makes you wonder, huh?

(Also, I believe the background is from the games, but in case it’s not and somebody else made it, please let me know so I can give proper credit!)

Mega Beheeyem, based on the Flatwoods Monster

Think this is more fitting to base the mega of an alien encounter like the rest of the line, than just giving it some bigger details. Gave it steel typing as Flatwoods Monster had some metallic clothing, and levitate because well, Beheeyem already does and Flatwoods Monster was said to do as well. And also good to make it immune to ground. Another option could be adaptability as ability.

The shiny one is colored to look more like the Flatwoods Monster, with darker clothing and reddish face.

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I wish a star for you.

For my twitter/tumblr friends. I draw my fav friends this year but I wish good moments for everybody who’s seeing this, Happy Holidays! (I’m a little traumatized with ITS’DEMO, so that the drawing style).

Friends in picture: @zombiemiki, gaycorgis, @shelgon @the-ankle-rocker Misha (my Espurr) & and me (My Elgyem alter ego).

Artist: Fa Magikal (I accept commissions)