Let's try a collaborative event, bringing together the battlers, artists, writers and to-be SwSh players! With the reveal of Galarian Zigzagoon, Linoone, and their new evolution Obstagoon, Galarian Weezing, and a Galar-region evolution for Farfetch'd in Sirfetch'd, let's try to make our own forms.
How it works
Each time we try this, we'll do a theme to pick a Pokémon to choose from - for instance, the first one will be mushroom Pokémon. For the first few days we'll run a poll on which Pokémon line we will Galar-fy. The most popular will get selected.
Following that, we'll have calls for the following:
Art! We need designs. People are free to submit both new forms for existing Pokemon - one or all of the species line (so e.g. something like Galarian Zigzagoon, etc.), or new evolutions (e.g. like Sirfetch'd).
Writing! New dex entries and additional lore about the new forms/evolutions. If you want to even write up a story, go for it!
Stats, Moves and Abilities! Any change to a stateline, or the possible stats for a hypothetical Galarian evolution, need to be made up. New Abilities and even a new Move fitting the Pokemon (see: Obstruct and Meteor Assault) can be made up.
At the end, all of your efforts will be showcased in a Daily article. For examples, check out previous versions of this event, for example the Make a Mega series, and Alolan Mix-Up series. THis time around though we'll try to have some more background on the Pokemon rather than have it be focused as much on battling.
This Edition's Poll
We're starting with Mushroom themed Pokémon. Vote for the one you'd like to see get featured with a new form/evolution/both in Galar! Pokémon need not actually make it into the region in the official games to be eligable. Voting will end in a week.
After we decide on a Pokémon line, we can work on the rest in here.Shroomish/Breloom wins! Threads in the art/writing/battling sections will also be made linking back to this one.
If you have any questions or suggestions, do share! But for now share your propaganda for your favourite choice. :V
It has been used for starting fires since ancient times (when dried, it catches sparks very well and smolders, so it can be put among twigs and such). We could base Galarian Breloom on this fungus with a cook motif to get a very original Grass/Fire type.
I don't have the drawings I made with me, I'll post them by the weekend, but I basically imagined it with a chef's hat, front neck frills extending into a Shroomish-spotted apron and a single claw instead of two on each limb, becoming cooking knives on the hands and hooves on the feet, with tinder fungus-like radiating circular patterns.
The main picture here is Breloom striking its claws one against the other to make blasts of fire.
The fly agaric, aside from being potentially deadly, contains hallucinogenic compounds. I propose we base the Galarian Shroomish line on this fungus, with a motif of hallucination, looniness and, indeed, hippies.
Let Shroomish be red with white spots and swirly eyes and let Breloom have spore-filled beads hanging from the brim of its hippie hat. A third stage could be possible here, maybe a hippie voodoo wizard with mind controlling spores.
I also had a gunslinging cowboy Breloom in mind, but that didn't get anywhere and wasn't fungal enough.
Anyway, here is an idea-illustrating draft of the crazy mushroom idea for Shroomish:
I can't draw well on the computer, so it's very rough. Once I get access to a scanner, there will be actual drawings.
EDIT: Instead of slumping forward to indicate laxness and unkeptness, the three-piece crest could become a four-petaled flower of some exotic colour, to accentuate the hippie theme.
I love this idea, and the fly agaric mushroom was something I wanted to suggest too. In the end I decided not to since Paras/Parasest already have a shroom with red/white coloring. Your design is really cool though, and I'm itching to see more if you are still interested in providing! (loves seeing fanmade Pokémon designs)
They dislike conflict, and if they need to escape from enemies, they will roll away.
It was supposed to have three colours as noted, the additional one being light blue, but I decided it looked better without it. The spots will glow blue in random order and configuration when using psychic power instead.
Also, the frilly opening at the top of its head is momentarily absent. An option is that it returns, shaped like a droopy white flower, but I'm undecided about that.
To sum up this design:
Upper body colour red, lower body colour white, black lines, blue glow for white spots. Swirly eyes for an unstable, confused look (just like the posture, caught mid-step), eyebrows raised to same effect. Slightly denser, rounder frills. Smaller and more numerous white spots compared to the original, also red spots present on the underside. Wavy frilly pattern on feet for added detail and to resemble hippie pants in later stages. No cavity at the top of the head, a white spot instead. Spores expelled from under the dress-like hood instead.
I kno the poll is closed but a regional Parasect would be interesting. I'd defineitely like to see Grass be removed because 4x weaknesses ugh, maybe new type is Normal and it shows what it would be like when cured or something?
We can see its hat has turned into a chef's cap and its neck frills tilted forward with the ones in the front extending into an apron. The apron is spotty, resembling Shroomish. The two claws on each limb have been reduced to one large, cooking knife-like one meant to evoke the tinder fungus. On the feet, they became hooves. The small round bodies present on the original's hat and tail have become long and pointy to look like spicy peppers. On the hat, they are now positioned in the front and back instead of being on the sides. On the tail, they are arranged like on a stegosaurus instead of being bundled up at the tip of the tail.
In the top left corner we see Cook Breloom using its claws to cut up an Oran Berry. The claws are sharp and can be used for slashing even without firing them up.
The claws and hooves are meant to heat up and glow in fiery colours when active.
In the middle, marked 1 and 2, we see Breloom striking its claws against each other, pulling one back slightly and pushing the other forward with greater force. The idea is that it produces sparks and blasts of fire in this way, further illustrated in the bottom of the image.
This concludes the Cook Breloom part of the presentation. To remind you, this one is supposed to evolve from regular Shroomish. I'd love to hear your thoughts about it!