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Event Design a Galar Form! [Mushroom Theme]

Started by bobandbill September 22nd, 2019 1:26 AM
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Which Pokémon line should we Galar-fy?

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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

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breloom imo \o/ I can imagine it looking really cool!

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Went for Breloom,though i had a tussle between Amoongus and Breloom. Breloom deserves a bit of treatment to reawaken,imo.

<~Trent (from this place) says the Slaking circus above leads you to a nuzlockle run.

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I think Parasect need some love event though it means giving another Kanto Pokémon a spotlight.

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mushroomized skitty
Went with Breloom as well since it's my favorite mushroom pokemon, the second choice being Shiinotic but since it's a latest gen pokemon idk if it would be able to get a Galar form
I still don't know what to put here :rowlyikes:

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I see the Breloom line is winning the votes thus far, which I'm not personally surprised about. Will there be a push on the other lines?

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Not from me there won't be, because I also think that Breloom should be the pick.
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I love Breloom, and that's why I didn't vote for it.
Breloom's design is already good, why change it when we can improve a different mon?
My hypothetical Galar team:
Spoiler:
Rillaboom, Toxtricity, Grimmsnarl, Coalossal, Polteageist, Frosmoth

Type combos I desire:
Grass / Fire
A real Grass / Electric
A proper Grass / Rock
An actual Grass / Dragon

yes i like grass type what of it

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I almost voted for Morelull, but then went with Breloom. I think they'd have some cute Galar forms. :fufu:
paired with Cherrim ; cred

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I might close the poll early given the current trend (that is, one option with more votes than the others combined!). Last chance to help Pokemon not called Shroomish/Breloom!
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Y'know what? Only borderline related, but I just want to say that the mushroom aspect of all these Pokemon is severely under-utilized.

Like, their designs are fine. Visually, it's obvious that they're based on mushrooms.

But there is only one single mushroom-related move to be found in the games and that's Spore.
And the only other thing that could be considered fungal is the ability Effect Spore.

My poor mushroom brothers and sisters deserve better! We want toadstool strikes! We want mycelium beams! We want mushroom cap shields!

Anyways, rant over. Continue with the vote.
My hypothetical Galar team:
Spoiler:
Rillaboom, Toxtricity, Grimmsnarl, Coalossal, Polteageist, Frosmoth

Type combos I desire:
Grass / Fire
A real Grass / Electric
A proper Grass / Rock
An actual Grass / Dragon

yes i like grass type what of it

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The poll is closed!

Open discussion/planning/work on Galarian forms and/or evolution for the Shroomish line begins. Go nuts with ideas!

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I'm curious by the idea of a more orange/red Galarian form. Maybe the orange peel fungus or scarlet hood as a basis?



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I have two ideas for it.

Idea 1: Breloom the Grass/Fire Type Mushroom Cook (Shroomish stays the same, no new evolution)

Consider the tinder fungus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fomes_fomentarius). This is what it looks like (it is also called the hoof fungus):

1024px-Fomes_fomentarius_2010_G2.jpg

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.
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Idea 2: Poison/Psychic Type Crazy Mushrooms (the whole line gets new forms, possibly a third stage)

I don't know if there is any equivalent phrase in English, but in my language, the saying "he's been eating crazy mushrooms", meaning he is acting nuts, is very well known.

Consider the most iconic and well-know poisonous mushroom in the world, the fly agaric (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria):

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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.

So, which of the two sounds better?
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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:

shroomish luda gljiva.png
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.

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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:

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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)
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The scanner didn't quite work, so I'll take pictures by phone.

Here we have a fly agaric-based "Crazy Mushroom" Shroomish next to a regular one for comparison:

shroomish both.jpg

(Pencil and coloured pencil on paper.)

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.

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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?
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I'll be posting more material now, pictured again by phone, this time in black and white.

For the first time, we have the tinder fungus-based Grass/Fire cook Breloom:

cook breloom.jpg

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.

More details to follow.
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Here we have some rough visual clarifications of this design:

cook breloom elaborations.jpg

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!
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