Cestoblepas - the worm beast pokemon
Ability: Unaware/Immunity/Regenerator (hidden ability)
Cestoblepas is the evolved form of scolexas.
Although its movements seem jerky and slow, the parasite is actually puppeteering the host body with utmost precision. With a body too long to fit inside the entire gastrointestinal tract of the host, the scolex of the parasite is dragged along the floor unless needed.
With a slight reversal of roles, food taken in by the parasite diffuses into the intestines of the host during digestion, making the host reliant on the parasite. The parasite must now take in twice as much food, necessitating the increased ambulatory skills of the host.
As well as having greater physical strength than scolexas, the pokemon can also now produce a horrible stench from its orifices that drives away attackers. Folklore surrounding it says that if it raises its head and releases its smell at a person, they will turn to stone. Folklore is not always right.
[I think I only got away with making this a normal type because of its unremarkable colour scheme.]
Scolexas - the gut worm pokemon
Ability: Unaware/Immunity/Regenerator (hidden ability)
Scolexas is one of a handful of pokemon identified as parasite-host pairings, along with parasect and glacisite (and arguably chestpuncher). In this instance the host has been selectively bred by the parasite such that it no longer has a head or much of a brain. All the thinking is done by the parasite.
In fact, the scolexas pairing has existed for so long, over 1000 years, that there are no longer any reliable sources of information about what the host (or indeed the parasite) were like before they met. The hooves suggest the host was related to tauros, but that is just about all we can infer for now.
In the wild these pokemon generally eat rotting meat, though more powerful ones are able to hunt small prey. They move along like snakes, dragging the host body behind them. They only really use it as a protective shield or an emergency source of food, as it is not fully grown at this stage.
[Yeah, this is about as normal as it’s going to get for a normal type on this blog.]
Anonymous asked: Your fakemon designs are really awesome and creative!! :D
Thanks anon!!! That makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside :)
I’d quite like to make some single-typed fakemon next, seeing as most of my stuff is dual-typed. The normal type seems like a logical starting point.
Obviously, updates will be sparse from now until around the end of June because I have to revise for my exams or I won’t get into the university I want to go to. This normal type line may well be the last thing you see from me for quite some time.
Even so, stay tuned nerds.
Vasculeon - the circulatory system pokemon
Ability: Blood Drive (HP is restored when hit with a blood type attack) or Deoxygenate (hidden ability, reduces power of fire, but raises power of grass)
Vasculeon evolves from eevee by level up in the Blood Sanctuary.
This is probably the most dramatic way in which eevee metamorphoses. The sacred environment that is the Blood Sanctuary causes eevee to shed most of its flesh and bones after the stimulation of battle, only its heart remaining. From this, new eyes and blood vessels sprout, creating the odd being that is vasculeon.
Vasculeon’s blood can be transfused into anyone’s body without being rejected, meaning it is somehow every blood type simultaneously, and also none of them. People with vasculeon blood within them live longer than normal and have a faster metabolic rate, though they also constantly feel an urge to share their blood with as many others as possible.
It is human nature to view blood as bad, so blood types are often lumped together with dark, ghost and poison as the stereotypical ‘evil’ types. Vasculeon shows this is not the case with its healing powers, loyalty and non-violent ways. Blood is really more of a lawful neutral than true evil.
[Hey I’m not sure why but I really want you to drink this glass of my blood. No, seriously, I strongly believe this is what needs to be done.]
cloudsdalelibrarian asked: I made a Serpinski sprite over at fusiondex
Haha, that’s pretty awesome of you. This is my first ever piece of fanart!
It’s quite good for a sprite fusion and recolour, even considering how much of it is just arbok. Ah, regarding that, was there any particular reason why you left out the pattern on its underside? Including that would have made it look more like the original and less like arbok, but if it was too difficult to do then I don’t blame you. Anyway, nice job with the triangles and stuff. :D
sprite source is here
and serpinski can be found here
I actually really admire people who make good quality fakemon sprites from scratch because of how restrictive the medium is. I say this because I have been attempting to sprite more after how much people liked the one of drainhead, but it is very hard to do.
Have you ever tried to draw an equilateral triangle in ms paint? There is no tool for it, and it has to be made of tiny squares. And what if you want that triangle to be just the right size within the 80x80 canvas to be comprised of lots of smaller triangles made of even smaller triangles made of even smaller triangles? Way too difficult. I am therefore unable at the moment to make a sprite of serpinski, one of my personal favourites alongside drainhead. I might give diplodox a try later, since it’s fairly simple and also a favourite.
Or I could, you know, actually draw something new.
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.]