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@oh-imprettyboy suggested I draw the crystal gems with what i think would be their favourite pokemon!
my reasonings for the choices I made:
Cubone, like Steven, wears a part of its mother as part of its body and is there to carry on their legacy. Cubone is also known as being lonely and Steven IS the only half-gem out there, so… yeah!
Amethyst loves wrestling and Hawlucha is all about strength in a small package. They fit perfectly together, I think.
Pearl and Gallade are both elegant swordfighters known for their emotional ranges and desire to protect. Works for me.
Garnet is the result of two people combined to make a stronger power. Plusle and Minun benefit each other like that too with their abilities plus and minus as well as helping hand. They’re inseparable red and blue, how could I not match them with Ruby and Sapphire? (the names of the games plusle and minun debuted in, no less)
Peridot likes to be big and smart and strong. Metagross would be a challenging thing for her to raise but she’d figure it out I’m sure ^_^ (also Metagross starts as weak little beldum and i feel like Peridot has grown a lot so metagross it is)