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.
“ Raichu, Alola Form the Mouse Pokémon. An Electric and Psychic type. It uses psychokinesis to control electricity. It hops on its own tail,using psychic power to lift the tail and move about while riding on it.”
122-MAGICLOWN [Magician-Clown] -Psychic -The Fool pokemon -Ability: Magician - Magic Guard(HA) -Dex: “With an always goofy attitude this pokemon enjoy spreading laughter and joy among people of any age, but they will always prefer the laughter of children over anyone else’s. If they are surrounded by negative emotions they will tire quickly, and will have to be moved to a much happier environment to fully recover.” -Moveset: -Confusion -Double Slap -Trick -Tickle
–>Evolves using a Moon Stone<–
439-PHANTOMIME [Phantom-Mime] -Psychic/Ghost -The Pantomime Pokemon -Ability: Soundproof - Magic Bounce(HA) -Dex: “It is known for making no sound, leading many to believe it is mute, however, this pokemon’s muteness derives from its intense meditation, required to keep its inmense psychic powers under control. Having two brains, this pokemon’s psyching abilities are astonishing, and when both are used at the same time, they can even alter time and space.” -Moveset: -Psychic -Shadow Punch -Power Trick -Cosmic Power
–>Evolves using a Sun Stone<–
???- JESTROMBOLI [Jester-Stromboli] -Psychic/Fire -The Fire Breathing Pokemon -Ability: Solar Power - Pyrotechnics*(HA) -Dex: “Its body its filled with a burning fire that never goes down, and is only stopped from raging out of control thanks to this pokemon’s psychic abilities. Using its telekinetic powers, this pokemon is able to manipulate the fire it breaths, creating impressive displays of dancing fire that has marveled people for centuries. ” -Moveset: -Inferno -Flamethrower -Psybeam -Sunny Day
In an industry as competitive as this one, of course people are going to stereotype one another. It’s all in the name of memes and banter.
Water: Pretentious, emotional, and preoccupied with battling beautifully. They want to win majestically or not at all. 90% chance that they own a book of profound poetry.
Fire: Loud, hotheaded, extrovert. Probably a jerk. They gamble a lot and ‘play with fire’ as they battle, taking risks and relying heavily on instinct.
Grass: Tree-hugging hippie who doesn’t know how to shout. Peaceful. Drinks a lot of tea and probably a vegetarian.
Electric: Fun, but never knows when to shut up. A contrasting stereotype exists - that of the cool, unruffled electric specialist who manages to do the most mundane actions (like opening a door or eating a Pot Noodle) in a badass way. Such associations have likely come about due to Volkner and Elesa’s presence in the media.
Ground: Down to earth, pleasant, but not the sharpest tool in the box. The infamous ‘Confused Ground Specialist’ meme circulated for months, centring on the assumption that ground trainers are always the last to figure out what’s going on. The meme escalated to ridiculous proportions and is now viewed as an embarrassment.
Rock: Fairly similar to ground, but with extra jokes about how they want to roll around in the earth.
Steel: No sense of humour, boring, likely to battle completely to the rule book. Oddly enough, no famous specialists comply with this stereotype, so nobody is entirely sure where it came from.
Normal: Overly defensive of their type to the point that they will scream about how they could decimate a dragonite with a skitty. Compensates for the dismissal of their type in competitive play by exaggerating its prowess.
Fighting: Never stops talking about their damn work-out routine. Claims that they wrestle their hariyama four times a day.
Bug: The biggest nerd you will ever meet. Encyclopedic knowledge, would cry over a bug, and never pushes their pokémon hard enough because they think they’re all beautiful and perfect.
Ghost: No sense of priority when it comes to what they are afraid of. Will happily walk through a haunted house with blood all over its walls. Will claim that ghosts are innocent and fuzzy babies. Likely to be killed because they let a haunter lick them.
Psychic: Completely bizarre. Probably believes in aliens. There aren’t many consistent stereotypes for psychic trainers outside of the belief that they’re all utter weirdos.
Dark: Would sell their own mother for half a sandwich.
Fairy: Never has any idea what is going on. Childish and pure. Daydreaming cinnamon rolls who forget everything you’ve told them five seconds after you’ve finished saying it.
Ice: Mysterious, silent, secretive. They could be a member of a secret agency and you’d never know. Their memories never die. It’s likely that they know more about you than you do. You should be afraid of these people, just in case.
Poison: Loves alternative music and has a collection of Doc Martens. Probably went through a rebellious phase and is lowkey still in it. Doesn’t shower enough. Ready to fight at all times.
Flying: Too serious and will punch you if you say you don’t like birds.
Dragon: Noble, haughty, has an inflated sense of self-importance. Can’t get through a conversation without mentioning that they’re a dragon tamer. People make ‘found the dragon tamer’ jokes much like they do ‘found the vegan jokes’.
360-PLATINUZ [Platinum-Luz] -Steel/Psychic -The Mirror Pokemon -Ability: Magic Bounce - Twisted Mirror(HA)* -Dex: “This pokemon used to always accompany the kroelian royalty, especially noblewomen who would spent their time looking at their own reflection. This pokemon was said to always show "one’s best side”, something the pokemon achieved by creating small illusions with their psychic powers.“ -Confusion -Gyro Ball -Light Screen -Iron Defense
–>Evolves after learning Mirror Shot<–
202-SILVAIN [Silver-Vain] -Steel/Psychic -The Silver Mirror Pokemon -Ability: Magic Bounce - Twisted Mirror(HA) -Dex: "SILVAIN feeds on strong emotions, either good or bad, and after coming in touch with its "prey” they will either strive to make them really happy or really miserable. SILVAIN can find out people’s deepest desires or greatest fears, and display them to evoke strong emotional responses..“ -Moveset: -Mirror Shot -Mirror Coat -Reflect -Metal Burst
*All the opponents stat changes have an opposite effect
052-BASTIN [Bastet-Statue] -Rock -The Statue Pokemon -Ability: Solid Rock/Magic Guard - Sand Force(HA) -Dex: “This pokemon was adored by ancient royalty, loved by their sculptural figure and exquisite colors, becoming a popular pet among royal houses. This pokemon eyes are made of pure Jade, and are so valuable that graverobbers used to dig this pokemons tombs to sell their eyes on the black market. Selling, purchasing or owning a ‘BASTIN’s Eye’ is a crime.” -Moveset: -Power Gem -Copycat -Ancient Power -Sandstorm
–>Evolves at lvl. 28<–
053-CLEOPANTRA [Cleopatra-Panther] -Rock/Psychic -The Guardian Pokemon -Ability: Solid Rock/Magic Guard - Sand Force(HA) -Dex: “This fierce pokemon is regarded as an outstanding guard, thanks to its refined senses, its ability to stand motionless for hours and the ability to jump from its rest into attack in a flash. Their beautiful manes where adored by kings and queens, often imitated by them as elaborated headdresses, and more often than not, royalty would compete on whose CLEOPANTRA’s had the most luscious mane.” -Moveset: -Sig. Move: Sphinx’s Riddle “The user will channel the power of its allies with its psychic abilities, using one of its teammates move at random, the riddle is knowing who’s attack is it using. Nevertheless wich move it uses, it will be treated as a psychic move too” Type: Psychic PP: 15 (max 24) Power: – Accuracy: – -Stone Edge -Noble Roar -Wide Guard
SUNMOON POKEDDEX CHALLENGE DAY 23 - Favourite Legendary: Solgaleo
I love both title legendaries of Sun and Moon but for me Solgaleo is the one that really just has that special feel to it. One of the reasons is the design. You look at it and you think “Oh, a lion, cool!” but when you look at it more closely it is so much more. At least for me.
That is why I took a completely different turn with this design. This Solgaleo isn’t based on a regular lion for various reasons but instead it is based on an extinct thylacoleo. I personally felt like thylacoleo (marsupial lion) has qualities that feel more fitting to Solgaleo than a regular African lion, one being the feeling of alieness. Both Lunala and Solgaleo are very alien creatures so I thought it would be more fitting for their origin and nature to go for something unusual. Thylacoleo was also a terrifying beast with incredibly powerful bite and deadly claws.
Another reason to go for thylacoleo was that it felt more stocky and sturdy than a regular lion. Solgaleo appears to have armor as well which I did not want to portray as patterned skin/fur. I wanted to do something more interesting. And for me thylacoleo gave a chance to mix in some other qualities. I went with rhino armor. It’s sturdy, allows movement and it also gave me the motif I needed for Solgaleo’s mane.
For the most part the mane feels more solid than fluffy and furry so I applied the rhino armor there as well to represent the more solid looking parts. I didn’t want to go with overly fluffy and recoloured mane either because that again feels like is lacking the feeling of alieness. Besides, I have done a recoloured lion version already so about time I got more serious about it and stopped with the shortcuts and the obvious choices. There are a ton of cool creatures out there but it can be a real chore to find the most fitting ones.
Overall I am very pleased with how this design came out and I feel like I could explore it even further at some point!
Contrary to popular belief, there is more than one Latias and Latios each. They typically travel in small herds and form bonded pairs for life; their courtship displays involve flying high into the sky, locking their clawed hands together, and then plummeting towards the earth, releasing before they hit the ground.