I’m starting university tomorrow. Whether or not I will have access to a scanner remains to be seen, but I do have a wacom tablet I can use to draw in the meantime.
Either way, I’m going to be a fresher not knowing anything about anything and having loads of new things to do for the next couple of weeks so please bear with me if this blog dries up a bit. I’ll still be able to answer asks and whatnot but the art content will likely be a bit sparse for a little while.
Thank you for your patience.
z-nogyrop said: Is there any particular reason Blood resists Grass? I mean, Grass is already resisted by 7 other types, cut the poor guys a break! (Also I know Grass resists Blood too but I still think it'd be better if it went one way.) Also, you said Thermal Drain is an ice-type Mega Drain- does that mean it's 40 power like Mega Drain, or 75 like Giga Drain?
I thought blood and grass could resist each other because of how blood represents animals and grass represents plants, they’re kind of at odds with one another. but I do agree with you that grass needs a bit more love, so perhaps I’ll alter this at some point.
Thermal Drain is base 50, like Draining Kiss and Parabolic Charge. Making it much more than that would make it a bit broken as it gets more coverage than grass and can hit ground and dragon types super effectively.
joker1000 said: There are any chance to make a Wiki Page in the future?
Unlikely, but I might make a pokedex page for the blog at some point.
I already have a page for all the new mechanics.
Transpectre - the dream state pokemon
Transpectre is the evolved form of dreary.
Transpectre has a much firmer grip on the real world than its pre-evolved form, even opening its eyes on occasion, but it is still constantly asleep. While this has its benefits, due to the pokemon being able to hear and respond to battle commands, it has a catch: transpectre can access some memories of their past lives. This leads to their personalities being highly varied, but almost all recorded members of the species have trust issues.
A further effect of this is that some transpectre have been known to continually disobey trainers with battle styles too different to that of their past trainers. Successful rehabilitation of the pokemon as battlers usually occurs when the pokemon chooses a trainer, not the other way around.
Transpectre is aware of being asleep and can use it to its advantage. They laugh in the face of pokemon that rely on inflicting status conditions for the most part, but are deadly afraid of dream eater and pokemon like darkrai and gengar. Thankfully it can learn a multitude of draining moves in order to replenish its health whenever necessary.
[I realised that having to use sleep talk all the time sucks, so only dreary has that gimmick.]
I finally did the thing!!!
Mega Transpectre- Ghost/Psychic
Evolves from Transpectre with a Transpectite.
Ability- Sleeping Sand- If this Pokemon is hit by a Ground attack there is a 30% chance for the foe to fall asleep.
Mega Transpectre is almost a complete 180 from Transpectre in terms of personality. They are mischievous and love pulling pranks on others. Their favourite pranks include spontaneously generating new limbs and tapping people on the shoulder and sprinkling the odd sand they create on foes, lulling them to sleep, and then projecting their (often embarrassing) dreams with the screen floating about their head. It is believed this massive personality shift is because the Transpectite causes them to believe they are back with their original trainers before their unfortunate abandonment, but no one is certain yet. Scientists have been trying to study this, but they are always found in a deep sleep, dreaming about underwear.
You did the thing! It’s amazing and I love it!
z-nogyrop said: Out of curiosity- are Drainhead and mega Gurglstern's legs supposed to be spread out or all in a row, flat? I can't really tell...
They’re supposed to have a sort of ape-like posture. The longer legs stand in front and the shorter legs stand behind, with the end of the pipe in the middle.
I apologise for how terrible this drawing is.
Hollowind - the old leaves pokemon
Ability: Petrichor (doubles Special Attack in rain) or Heartwood (lowers an opponent’s attack by two stages upon contact) or Damp (hidden ability)
Hollowind is the evolved form of shrubowl.
There is no pokemon more able to make an autumn breeze beautiful than hollowind. Gently drifting above the not quite bare yet treetops endlessly scattering leaves of varying states of decay somehow creates an aura of calm like no other.
Hollowind grow larger as they age, and they live a long time. The oldest on record is over 1000 years old and is almost 100 metres tall, but retired from battling centuries ago to care for the numerous bird pokemon that have nested in its branches.
Oddly, planting a hollowind upside down in the ground causes it to grow into a regular tree. This has happened by accident on a few occasions throughout history, most of which were due to the trainer not knowing how to look after them properly. You would think it was common knowledge that you shouldn’t bury your pet alive, but obviously some people still don’t realise that.
[Wake me up when september ends. Actually, you may as well skip most of october too. Wake me up when it’s Halloween.]
Waaah! This is injustice! How does some shitty leaf owl get twice as many notes as mega gurglstern? The sink pokemon line is my magnum opus dammit!!!
Shrubowl - the old leaves pokemon
Ability: Petrichor (doubles Special Attack in rain) or Heartwood (lowers an opponent’s Attack by two stages upon contact) or Damp (hidden ability)
Shrubowl is a migratory pokemon, which slowly travels the world over the course of the year such that it is always autumn wherever it goes. Because of this it is symbolic of that time of year, though to older generations it is often seen as an omen of death.
From early afternoon to late evening they roost in tree hollows near the ground which they camouflage with dying leaves. When night falls they can be spotted hunting for their favourite prey: small, cute pokemon. Early morning is the best time to catch one, as they usually spend this time lethargically wandering back to their nests.
For trainers wishing to raise one, it is advised to train a ghost type pokemon along with them because they make very good friends. On the flip side, the pokemon despises ice types so it is best to keep them separated. In battle they make alright partners for Specially Defensive water types, so jellicent is a good option. But it is best to wait for them to evolve to unleash their true potential.
[Autumn is a beautiful time of year, unless there are no trees around in which case it is a cold rainy windy muddy mess which doesn’t end soon enough.]
z-nogyrop said: ...wasn't Gurglstern always part steel? Or am I just misremembering?
Definitely misremembering - it has always been just plain old water. Heck, even its evolution from drainhead requires it to be in a source of pure water.
Ability: Storm Drain
Gurglstern can mega evolve when holding a Gurglsternite.
The most striking feature of gurglstern’s mega evolution is the return of the sink face it had as a drainhead. This brings its Attack back up to and beyond the level seen by its far from forgettable middle stage evolution. However its tank-like body means it also keeps its high Defence it has as a regular gurglstern.
Having the Storm Drain ability also allows it to force switches for pokemon such as scarfed rotom-w locked into Hydro Pump, as well as absorbing any Aqua Jets or Scalds that may be fired off by an opponent who hasn’t taken this pokemon into account.
Also of note is the fact that it gains the steel type, but it’s different enough to empoleon that it can have its own battling niche.
[Hehe. Storm Drain. Because it’s a drain.]