Ability: Lubricate (normal type moves become greasy type and gain a 30% power boost)
Vitroptera can mega evolve when holding a Vitropterite.
Vitroptera gains extra eyes upon mega evolving, as well as an increased wingspan. This causes its already high HP to get even higher, as well as boosting its Special Attack and Special Defence.
Although its Speed gets a slight drop, mega vitroptera’s new ability Lubricate makes sure almost every pokemon that doesn’t resist the greasy type runs away in fear of being hit by a base 195 STAB Hyper Beam, or worse, two base 104 STAB Tri Attacks. Now this thing is a tank if ever I saw one.
[So yeah I figured I should do some mega evolutions at some point, and what better pokemon to start with than my first starter?]
Assascythe - the death pokemon
Ability: Soul Eater (restores HP when hit by a ghost type attack)
Assascythe is a legendary pokemon. It is part of the quartet colloquially known as ‘The Four Bugmen of the Apocalypse’, and is considered to be its leader.
While the other bugmen are notoriously elusive, assascythe is the one pokemon that everyone is destined to meet once. War is found only by the violent, pestilence can be summoned exclusively by the sickly, famine will appear solely to the hungry, but death comes to anyone who waits long enough.
Assascythe is death. It isn’t just some cheap legend who happens to have the power to take lives, it is literally the bridge between the land of the living and the domain of dead souls. Anything that dies will be taken under the pokemon’s chitinous cloak and whisked away to the great beyond. Unless their soul is eaten by a litwick or something.
Due to the unchanging nature of encounters with assascythe, anyone who wishes to train death without themselves dying will have to make the ultimate sacrifice. They must give up their mortality. This seems like a good idea at first, until you realise that being immortal does not exclude you from pain or loss of body parts, or even the phenomenon known as ageing.
[Please click on the image to enlarge it, you can’t really make out some of the details with it so small.]
bynineb said: Your Fakemon are awesome - way more creative than the millions of Sugimori rip offs I see every day. Great work!
Thanks! People seem to like copying Sugimori’s art style, and there isn’t anything wrong with that, since it makes their stuff actually look like plausible pokemon. I just like coming up with ideas other people probably wouldn’t think of drawing - often they simply aren’t compatible with the style.
Anonymous said: I rate the seizuremon an OOOOOH YEEEEAAAAAAH (Also I'm glad you and Bogleech get on. I first found you through his blog a few weeks back and I was all 'Jesus Christ, why aren't they constantly reblogging each other?')
OOOOOH YEEEEAAAAAAH right back at you, anon!
And, well I just prefer to only post original content here. When I reblog Bogleech’s posts it’s always to my main blog.
Hahaha I already have more bug types than any other type, so probably not. I need more dragon, dark, ice and fighting types tbh.
And if I do a fifth bugman it’s going to have to be Chaos, because Discworld references > any other kind of reference.
Formiele - the famine pokemon
Ability: Stomach Void (immediately consumes the held items of all pokemon in battle. There may be an added effect depending on the item)
Formiele is a legendary pokemon. It is part of the quartet colloquially known as ‘The Four Bugmen of the Apocalypse’.
In today’s globalised world most of the shortage of food is man-made, as enough food is produced to feed the whole world two or three times over. As such, formiele will not be found in poverty-stricken areas, as it is not the cause of it. It usually makes its way into gourmet restaurants, making the chefs cook for it by inducing them with hunger for its appeasement.
More than anything, formiele represents greed and gluttony. Its greasy secretions are of no nutritional value, and consuming it simply makes the consumer more desperate for food than before. It also contains a chemical that universally destroys crops, but this is a use that was seen more before the industrial revolution.
Any trainer foolish enough to try and train formiele will invariably find themselves losing weight to unhealthy degrees until they die of starvation, no matter how much they eat. After this the pokemon frees itself by eating its own pokeball.
[Bugman no.3 was drawn to commemorate me passing my A levels!]
z-nogyrop said: Fucking dammit why do I always go on vacation when you post your best stuff aaaaaa psynarian is so friggin adorable and its evolution which I can't remember the name of is awesome and the scienslime line is the best and so detailed and holy shit i'm freaking out. I love you. You are way better of a fakemon artist than I will ever be.
"You are way better of a fakemon artist than I will ever be." No, that’s not true.
First of all, art is like maths, you get better at it when you practise. You have to put in 1000 hours of practise to master any skill, or something like that. It’s a quote or something I don’t remember who said it.
Next, your own art style is distinct from mine, so to compare them is unfair. It’s apples and oranges. To say that one of us is a better artist than the other is like saying one brand of chips is better than another brand of automobiles.
Finally, if it’s just ideas you’re worried about, don’t. I’m a big fan of lobstrike (mainly because I love non-water-type pokemon based on aquatic animals) and also those marshmallow ones and the mushlug line. Also if you still remember suggesting pheromoan to me then I would like you to take it back. It was your idea, so you should take pride in it. Pheromoan could be your next assignment.
Also I get a lot of my ideas from looking through bogleech.com so if you haven’t already seen it it’s a great site for discovering weird animals and monsters to base pokemon on. In fact, Mortasheen was one of the things that influenced me to make a fakemon blog in the first place.
pikminman1000 said: Um where are the other two bugmen of the apocalypse? Famine, death and/or conquest are missing!
I haven’t drawn them yet! I did war and pestilence to celebrate my 100th fakemon. I kind of wanted to do the other two later, also for some celebratory reason.
Actually you know what? I got my A level results yesterday and I did well enough to secure a place at the university I wanted to go to, so that is cause for celebration. I’ll see what I can do about drawing famine and death as soon as possible.
Ribeiroak - the enhanced pokemon
Ability: Regenerator or Wormbrain (hidden ability, automatically infatuates any pokemon with a serpentine body style)
Ribeiroak evolves from any frog pokemon upon fainting with a psynarian in the party.
Why do frogs get so many parasites? Anyone who has ever bought a terrarium for their croagunk and found out the substrate has fungal spores in it will know what I mean. But ribeiroak has a parasite because it’s quite hard to resist giant psychic flatworms with the promise of extra legs. Not because of shoddy pet care, you understand.
The great thing about this host is that it actually gets stronger when infected with psynarian. Not physically, since the extra legs just jerk about erratically, but mentally. You have a psychic frog now. Congration. All hail the hypnotoad and whatnot.
Records show that in the past psynarian used to go through several different hosts throughout the course of its lifecycle, including pelipper and magcargo, but at a certain point it stopped. Experts believe that it just got bored.
[Aaand this completes the holy trinity of flatworm fakemon. Diplodox is monogenea, cestoblepas is cestoda, and this is trematoda. Although planarians are technically something else. But anyway that’s enough platyhelminths for one lifetime I think.]
Psynarian - the fluke pokemon
Ability: Regenerator or Simple (hidden ability)
Psynarian has an extremely simple body plan, composed of only a few different kinds of tissue. The majority of its body is just specialised neurones, since it locomotes via telepathy and feeds on pure brainwaves. Thankfully it doesn’t eat dreams or memory like some pokemon *glares at hypno* - its feeding can cause schizophrenia, but only after many days of constant exposure.
Although not advised, the pokemon can be cut in half and it will regenerate into two psynarian. This makes it like the opposite of our region’s other flatworm pokemon monodox, which evolves by fusing with another of its kind. Splitting isn’t considered evolution for psynarian though. You just have two of them now.
In the wild they can the found near water, as this is where their future host lives. They are known for drawing in these hosts with psychic luring calls, making them like wormy sirens.
[This is almost exactly what actual planarians look like. There wasn’t much room for improvement on mother nature’s perfect animal, except making them gigantic psychic parasites.]