this is qwilfish, a generation 2 pokemon

im just posting this to say, i have never, in my entire life, seen anyone acknowledge its existence.

not only have i never seen fanart of qwilfish, ive absolutely never seen it mentioned in any kind of pokemon discussion, ever


Generation 2 is headed our way!!

“More than 80 Pokémon that were originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games, as well as Pokémon with gender-specific variations, will start rolling out soon in Pokémon GO.

New Evolutions: There are now more opportunities to evolve your Pokémon in Pokémon GO than ever before. Some Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will soon be able to evolve—into Pokémon that inhabit the Johto region! Be on the lookout for new Evolution items at PokéStops, which you’ll need to evolve some Pokémon.

New Encounter Gameplay: When you encounter Pokémon in the wild, don’t be surprised if they react in new ways as you’re trying to catch them. You’ll also notice the addition of new item carousels that allow you to select Berries and Poké Balls directly from the encounter screen. Hone your skills and catch those elusive Pokémon!

New Berries: Pokémon enjoy eating Berries, and you’ll have the opportunity to get two new Berries by spinning the Photo Disc at PokéStops—Nanab Berries and Pinap Berries! Giving a Pokémon a Nanab Berry will slow its movements, making it easier to catch. The Pinap Berry doubles the amount of Candy you’ll receive if your next catch attempt succeeds.

New Avatars and an Expanded Wardrobe: Now you’ll be able to give your avatar a complete upgrade! Customize your look with a whole new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items.”

I’ll be expecting this to drop this weekend, so be on the lookout trainers!

Gold/Ethan from Pokemon
Trying to get better at regular line art, getting a little rusty. I’ve always liked this guy’s design, I usually choose the girl character in Pokemon games but I always play as a dude in Crystal/HGSS.

so, a little pokemon history for you,,

in GSC, the pokemon sprites consisted of two colors (from a limited palette), plus black, plus transparent. which, because the background was white, ended up looking like white. It looked great despite the limitations, giving it a very signature, nostalgic feeling, and lending otherwise complicated designs more of a streamlined appeal.

Unfortunately, it could lead to some truly menacing effects.