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蜃気楼
April 14th, 2008, 11:58 PM
I m working on my fanfic. However, I need some made-up Pokemon, do you have a tip at this?

Lmayonaise
April 15th, 2008, 02:48 AM
Yeah, research the design origins of the official Pokemon. For example; Empoleon is based on an Emperor Penguin, with its design origins referring to Neptune's Trident on its beak, indicating it being a royale Penguin, matching to its reference of being an Emperor Penguin. It wears a tuxedo also so it dignifies that it's a Pokemon of high constitution.

- Creativity is also important to make a Pokemon work.

bobandbill
April 18th, 2008, 01:20 AM
Think it through as well - what do they look like, how they attack, how they act, and so forth - into details and all. If it relates to a 'real' animal or thing, look into that as well.

Not nesserary, but also, try to have the Pokemon 'original' - as in that the official Pokemon don't serve the same purpose as it, or the such. Or, try not to make a Pokemon that is too similar to other ones for the sake of it. For instance, for penguins, there is already Delibird and the Piplup line - so maybe try another one. Depends however.

If it doesn't actually need made up Pokemon, I kinda question it, but it does depend on the fic and all. I don't mind it if it's done properly, and there are some good fics with them, that use them well. Also depends on how far you use them (if the fic focuses on them, or not). I'd also advise looking at fics with Fakemon done well just to see - doesn't hurt.

EmeraldSky
April 18th, 2008, 05:23 AM
Make them believeable enough to be among the official Pokemon.

Legendary evolutions probably won't work (but I'm guilty of creating), but something like a Meowth pre-evo is believeable

Cobalt36
May 9th, 2008, 06:43 PM
i agree completely. I won't doubt how hard it is, i'll be there soon for my fic, but try pre-evos, new evos that are believable enough to work, or creating entire new lines. If you do the latter, listen to Lmayonaise. Almost all Poke's have an animal brother, find one and make it work!

Erik Rockbell
May 9th, 2008, 06:57 PM
I usually never make up my own pokemon, (except for a hybrid Eevee) but give them very unique personalities. so try that some time. (sorry I couldn't be of more help)

Post Office Buddy
May 9th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Think of some absurdish animal, maybe use a mythological beast, and base it off that. Or, if all else fails, just look into your imagination. I once thought up a Pokemon that was bipedal, had three tails, a short horn, no mouth, and blades protruding from much of its body. It's as easy as that.