z-nogyrop asked: For Polyfusion's info, you said "When the polyps disagree over something, they calmly wait for the situation to change instead of fighting over it." It kind of scares me that an amorphous blob of maggot mice is more rational that humans. O.o
Haha yeah, I forgot about that.
The downside of this is that if the situation doesn’t change the pokemon won’t do anything at all. Since making decisions is often vital for survival, they wouldn’t live very long in the wild without a trainer to command them. Another piece of evidence as to why trade evolutions are against the natural order of things. Of course, this depends on your definition of ‘natural’…
(Polyfusion can be found here, for anyone who hasn’t seen it. Now that I look back, I forgot to add whiskers to one of the heads. Oops.)
Ragtopus - the blanket pokemon
Ragtopus is the evolved form of carpegong.
In its natural habitat, it hunts in much the same way as carpegong, though there is one key difference. Ragtopus has graduated to hiding under beds bogeyman-style with its patterned ‘blanket’ in plain sight masquerading as a duvet cover.
This very specific lifestyle means that it is no longer feasible to live in abandoned places, as few urban explorers feel the need to sleep in the middle of an adventure, and those who do inevitably bring a sleeping bag. Ragtopus therefore takes to occupied homes, preferring to feed on the souls of small children who take no notice of the change in bedsheets. Its scarcity is enough for nobody to think it will invade their home.
As children, and indeed adults, become more intelligent and aware of their surroundings, the pokemon in turn adapts its behaviour to account for not everyone being stupid enough to sleep in a bed with it in. Often a ragtopus will hide its entire body under the bed, or in a closet, or even in a laundry pile if it thinks this will be more likely to lead it to a meal.
[Boo! Did I scare you? No? Ugh, kids these days don’t get scared like they used to.]
Carpegong - the carpet pokemon
Carpegong is an ambush predator. It lies on its back with its fins hidden in the gaps between floorboards, and waits for a victim to step on it. In a matter of microseconds the pokemon wraps itself around its intended prey and drains the soul from their body. This soul is usually used for food, but on rare occasions it may be used to produce another carpegong.
The design on the stomach of a carpegong is indicative of the era in which it was born, with younger ones being more modern whilst the most ancient ones closely resemble animal furs. The most highly prized amongst connoisseurs are those with the most intricate designs, which sadly peaked about 300 years ago in a sort of carpet renaissance.
Although they usually live in old abandoned homes, they are sometimes found in newly built residences due to the time it takes for people to move in. Because of this, they are often the subject of urban myths.
[Carpet sharks are a real animal. Unfortunately they don’t look like this.]
Phenectric - the delocalisation pokemon
Phenectric evolves from nucleovile, and is the final evolved form of electrane.
The ring of electron density surrounding most of the pokemon’s upper body has such a great negative charge due to the hexagon of eyeballs being greatly electron-pulling. This inductive effect means that not only are positively charged objects attracted to it, but also any nearby electrons. Of course, this serves to make the pokemon even more charged.
As usual it may explode due to its morphic field producing the flammable toluene. This does distinguish it from its evolutionary predecessors due to toluene being a liquid, but the hazard is actually even greater because of the chemical’s intoxicating properties and potential to cause brain damage.
Three arms may arise from the delocalised electron ring at any time, though they are rarely next to each other due to their negative charge making this an undesirable high energy state. They do change positions rapidly, with the pokemon ‘resonating’ between two main forms, which often causes headaches for onlookers.
[Hexagons are IMPOSSIBLE to draw freehand. I used a protractor, and I suspect whoever designed combee did so too.]
z-nogyrop replied to your post “*Bonus thing*”
Aww, it’s cute! One thing that kinda bothered me about the original picture is that its eyes are looking in different directions, but that’s fixed here. You’re a pretty good spriter!
its eyes are supposed to be looking in different directions. It gives it a crazed look. Puts the ‘mon’ in pokemon.
The only reason why the sprite doesn’t have that is because there just wasn’t enough space. As it turns out I accidentally made the sprite 64x64 instead of 80x80 like other gen IV sprites, so if I remake it the eyes will probably be fixed there due to everything being bigger. By fixed I mean going in different directions.
Still, thanks for the compliment, it’s appreciated!
z-nogyrop asked: Is it intentional that Nucleovile's antennae thingies look like exclamation points? Because they totally do.
Nope! Imagine this thing but rotated 90 degrees anticlockwise:
The ‘exclamation point’ things are the hydrogens bonded to the carbons, the carbons being nucleovile’s eyeballs. Nucleovile is kind of a mixture between the Lewis structure and the orbital structure of the molecule isobutylene. Why did I choose that molecule in particular? I just wanted something with a double bond in it that’s fairly simple and looks like it would make a good pokemon.
I made a sprite of drainhead! What do you think? I may make more sprites of my fakemon, depending on the circumstances.
Nucleovile - the sigma bond pokemon
Nucleovile is the evolved form of electrane.
The great negative charge of nucleovile’s double bond leaves it open to electrophilic attack from species such as… wait, no. I keep forgetting that it isn’t a giant molecule of isobutylene. But it does act similarly. As well as the two single bonds holding three of its eyes together, it has a double bond with twice as much negative charge as the single ones. This is even more dangerous than electrane, since anything even vaguely positively charged will be send flying towards it.
For some reason it can control the electron density comprising the two parts of the sigma bond, usually making them into arms. It can’t pick anything up without ionising it completely, so there isn’t really any use for this other than attacking.
As with its pre-evolved form, the pokemon exerts a powerful morphic field, causing a halo of isobutylene gas to form around itself. This makes it prone to exploding, so trainers are advised to keep them away from fire type pokemon (and, you know, fires in general).
[I believe electrophilic addition was the first reaction mechanism I properly memorised because SN1 and SN2 are hard to remember at first.]
Electrane - the pi bond pokemon
Electrane consists of two eyes and six orbs of ionised hydrogen gas held together by areas of great electron density. How such an unlikely creature came about is a mystery, though the theory of morphic fields may help. The pokemon is almost identical to a giant molecule of ethane, one of the simplest alkanes. If the number of carbon and hydrogen atoms in electrane’s body were counted, its empirical formula could be calculated to be C2H6, the same as ethene.
This morphic resonance causes electrane to be constantly surrounded by a cloud of ethane gas, which can be ignited fairly easily but with little effect on the pokemon. Unlike the ethane gas, its body has an odd stability due to the sheer number of charges in its bonds. The odd thing is that despite each bond containing millions of electrons, they behave like pi bonds, almost as if they are made of two giant electrons. But that can’t be right.
The electrostatic force of the electron clouds on the positive centres is so great that to pull the eyes a metre apart I can’t even think of an analogy just don’t even try it. You’ll probably electrocute yourself or something just don’t, you’re not strong enough. Physically or mentally.
[The end. Bye bye. I don’t really like this one but hey chemistry is pretty cool right?]
Family have decided that dinner time is going to coincide with fakemon posting time, which is pretty annoying. If you could wait 30mins that would be great. SOrry.