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30 fake Pokemon by FnrrfYgmSchnish 30 fake Pokemon by FnrrfYgmSchnish
My first attempts at making Pokémon sprites from scratch. Well, 29 of them are completely from scratch, anyway--one uses the shell from the end of Slowbro's tail.

EDIT: Good lord, 17,000+ views and 3000+ downloads?? What is wrong with you people? These aren't even all that good...


First row:
Slurpuppy -- Poison-type dog, with midly poisonous drool
Droolog -- Slurpuppy's evolved form; Poison/Dark
Slobberuff -- The fully-evolved form; Poison/Dark
(Unnamed) -- Ground-type rat/mouse critter
(Unnamed) -- The first evolved form; Ground/Fighting
Whamster -- Fully-evolved hamster; Ground/Fighting

Second row:
(Unnamed) -- Planty kitty; Grass-type
(Unnamed) -- Evolved planty kitty; Grass-type
(Unnamed) -- Fully-evolved plant kitty, Grass/Psychic
(Unnamed) -- Copperhead-based snake; Poison-type
(Unnamed) -- Rattlesnake-based; Poison/Rock
Phleague -- Annoying flea thing; Bug/Poison

Third row:
(Unnamed) -- The little yellow bell thing; Sound-type
(Unnamed) -- Evolved yellow blob thing; Sound-type
(Unnamed) -- "Pet rock" with fake eyes; Rock-type
Algaez -- It's a little seaweed blob; Grass/Water
Seiweed -- *Huge* evolved form of Algez; Grass/Water
Tungling -- It's a baby Lickitung. Normal-type

Fourth row:
(Unnamed) -- A Lickitung evolution that, unlike Lickilicky, doesn't suck. Normal-type
(Unnamed) -- A baby Lapras. Water-type, or maybe Water/Ice, I can't remember whether it was part Ice or not
Plunk -- A chubby little penguin. Ice-type
Plunkodon -- Evolved from Plunk, it's a wrestler penguin. Ice/Fighting
Vamoose -- A ghosty moose that lives in snowy forests. Ghost-type
Oopho -- It's... a little UFO-type thing. Steel/Flying

Fifth row:
Phantomb -- A ghost carrying a big tombstone. Ghost/Rock
(Unnamed) -- An aquatic parasite that infests Slowpoke tails. Water-type
(Unnamed) -- Evolved form of the parasite: that thing on a Slowbro's tail... Water-type
(Unnamed) -- Fighting-type lizard.
(Unnamed) -- A bigger lizard. Fighting/Dark
(Unnamed) -- Big warlord/chief type lizard. Fighting/Dark


Random facts:

* A few of these guys are (probably) among the oldest fake Pokémon ever made by someone in the United States. I made up the first versions of the Lickitung evolution and Algaez sometime between 1997 and 1998 (back when none of the Pokémon games had even been released in English yet), and then Plunk, Plunkodon, and Seiweed came sometime around 1998-1999.

* Poison/Ground/Grass is one of only four type triangles that's balanced properly so that it works for starting Pokémon. The others are Grass/Fire/Water (as seen in-game), Rock/Fighting/Flying, and Fire/Rock/Steel.

* I made the first version of my Lickitung evolution between 1997 and 1998. Nintendo didn't come up with an official Lickitung evolution until 2007, and even with an extra 10 years to work on it, theirs somehow ended up being worse than mine. Which really sucks, because their version is the one that's actually available in the games.

* When I originally made up Algaez and Seiweed, Grass/Water was a type combination that hadn't been used yet in the games. It wasn't until Ruby/Sapphire that an official Pokémon finally used those two types together.

* The lizards and the fully-evolved form of the plant-kitty turned out kinda bad, in my opinion anyway. The only reason they even made it on here is because it'd be a little odd to leave out the final form of a three-form evolution chain... and because I had three blank spots at the end that the three lizards just happened to fit into perfectly.

* Speaking of the lizards, the Fighting/Dark type combination doesn't currently exist on ANY official Pokémon. I wonder how many generations we'll have to wait before one finally shows up? (July 2013 EDIT:, apparently. And the official ones are ALSO lizards, oddly enough.)

* Plunk and Plunkodon were originally Ice/Flying, as they were made way back in the day when almost everyone (including me, thanks mostly to Doduo/Dodrio) thought that any bird-based Pokémon HAD to be Flying-type.

* And speaking of Plunkodon--its current type combination, Ice/Fighting, hasn't been used by any of Nintendo's 493 official Pokémon. (July 2013 EDIT: And still isn't as of Black/White.)

* Neither is the Poison/Rock combination that the bigger snake has, for that matter. (July 2013 EDIT: Another one that still isn't used in the official games yet, as of Black/White.)

* Or Ground/Fighting, as seen on Whamster and its middle-stage form. (July 2013 EDIT: Once again... this still applies as of the 5th generation.)

* Algaez and Phantomb can be found on The Pokémon Factory (; Algaez in the R/B/Y-style section and Phantomb in the G/S/C-style one.

* Algaez originally had two weird little bug-like legs, back when I first thought of the idea for it in 1997-1998. After I sent it into the Pokémon Factory site and saw that their version left out the legs, I realized it looked better without legs and removed them from my version as well.

* Phantomb, on the other hand, was basically unchanged--the Pokémon Factory sprite for it looked almost identical to the image of it that I had in my head at the time. It hasn't been changed much since then, either, even when I made a new sprite for it.

* Seiweed, at 42 feet in length, was the biggest of all Pokémon when I originally made it up back in 1998-1999. Now, however, it would only be the second biggest--a Wailord is over 47 feet in length.

* Another random bit about Phantomb--Ghost/Rock hasn't been used for an official Pokémon yet, even with the giant leap in the number and variety of Ghost-types in the third and fourth generation games. (July 2013 EDIT: And 5th. Still no Ghost/Rock, though Yamask/Cofagrigus--or at least just Cofagrigus--probably could work as Ghost/Rock. I suspect we'll get one in the 6th generation though, since they've already revealed a Ghost/Steel one.)

* Lickitung and the baby Lapras both use an item called "Spiked Shell" in order to evolve. Like the King's Rock, however, it's useful for more than just evolving those two--having it equipped duplicates the effect of the ability Rough Skin, causing the opponent's physical attacks to have a small amount of recoil damage. (July 2013 EDIT: Huh... looks like I sorta-predicted the Rocky Helmet with this one?)

* If it doesn't look like a Shellder and doesn't act like a Shellder, it probably isn't a Shellder. Which is exactly why I made the parasite critter that evolves into the free-swimming form of the shell that's usually found attached to a Slowbro's tail--because that shell sure as hell isn't a freakin' Shellder.

* Sound is one of the only things left that isn't properly covered by a Pokémon type already, so if they ever add an 18th type, Sound seems to be the most likely choice. That's why I made up my own Sound type--it actually made sense, unlike most fan-made types. (July 2013 EDIT: And some official types... >_<)

* Unfortunately, I can't say all the new types I've made up over the years made much sense--at one point, I came up with types like "Food," "Kirby," "Slug," "Alien," and "Star."
Food and Kirby were just ridiculous, Slug was already covered more than well enough by Bug and/or Water, and aliens don't have enough significant differences to justify making an entirely seperate type for them (kinda like Dragon-type, actually...)
Of course, the Star type lasted a bit longer than those--up until the D/P generation came out, I still had some Star-type Pokémon ideas. It might actually not be too bad, at least when compared to my other rejected types (and the many Dumb Type Ideas of the Pokémon fandom--Light, Wind, Crystal, etc.) and considering that it covers a lot of things that don't have a clear type in the games so far--space/cosmic/gravity-related powers, light/energy beams, aliens, and so on. But eventually I decided that I didn't really like the Star type that much, and ditched it just like the rest.
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mikurocks21 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Do u do free request cause these r awesome!!!!
1 is my fav
FnrrfYgmSchnish Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I don't really do requests at all, free or not. Sorry.
leontinees Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
That larva parasiting Slowpokes is the most logical pokéthing I´ve seen in a while :clap:
joshcannon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice one!
Rankumander Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice :3

My favorite is the serpent...thing.
raichuabc Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
i love the frist few but the last ones ar kinda wird
MCProzi85 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can i use rat, reindeer and snake?
FnrrfYgmSchnish Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
For what?
MCProzi85 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
for free lol
FnrrfYgmSchnish Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
What? I meant "what are you going to use them for."

(Answer is most likely no, by the way.)
MCProzi85 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nvm then
burningvegeta Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
That is Shelder...
Purinblood Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If i may, I have suggestions of what you should name your Cat/Grass types.

First one- Plantabby

First Evolution- Fevine. (Mix of Feline and Vine.)

Final Evolution- Purroot

They arent that good, but I hope you like them. ^^
FnrrfYgmSchnish Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
I actually really like the name Purroot, and in fact I came up with the same name in the past when attempting to think up names for them.

Problem is, another fake-Pokémon site already has a plant-cat Pokémon with that exact same name.

(...and my current made-up Pokémon list doesn't even have plant-cats anymore; they've been changed to Water-type fish-cats. These sprites are kinda old. XD)
Purinblood Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhhh, Ok! Woah, I made Purroot offa the top of my head. I am going to look at your newest lists. How do you like the names for the Other eveloutions that i made up?
FnrrfYgmSchnish Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
I don't think I've actually posted any of my newest Pokémon stuff on here.

As for the other two names, I don't really have much of an opinion either way on them. Fevine seems a little "off" somehow, but then again, a lot of the official Pokémon names (starting around 2nd-gen) seem kinda off to me, so it might be okay...
Purinblood Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is suposed to be "feline" and "vine" and, I just took them off the top of my head, so yeah, i get it. ^^
Harry-Potter-Addict Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
KingDor65 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
I like the idea of Space type, although I wouldn't call it Star, I'd call it Space, or Cosmic.
And pokemon involves would not only be about Outer Space, but also Inner Space, such as Atoms and Molecules and Bacterium and such.
Like, a Hydrogen Atom pokemon that evolves into two Hydrogen atoms and an Oxygen Atom together, with a part Water typing.
Abyss-the-dark Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
these should be real!!
theyre so awesome!!
Misfortune09 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Actually, the thing on a slowbro's tail is supposed to be a Shelder that bit Slowpoke's tasty tail.
FnrrfYgmSchnish Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
It doesn't look like a Shellder. Or even a Cloyster. It has absolutely no resemblance to the Shellder family besides "it has a shell."

As far as I'm concerned, it's only "officially" a Shellder in the anime, which doesn't count.

The only thing in the games that suggests it's a Shellder is one Pokédex entry, and those tend to be unreliable (see "Banette = some kid's animated doll"... except that it actually came from a Shuppet that evolved, not a doll. And "Spiritomb = 108 evil spirits sealed away"... except that they can BREED to make more of their kind.) Heck, FR/LG even made Shellder and Slowpoke version exclusives, meaning that there would never be both in the same pond at the same time.

It would all make a lot more sense if Slowbro's tail-shell was the result of a completely different shell Pokémon that was previously undiscovered.
Ralokone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
the original spiritomb was 108 evil spirits trapped away

(at least that is the legend)

it isnt that way anymore

The pokedex has the habit of telling the legend before it tells the truth.

like entei roaring and volcanoes erupting
and likewise entei being born in volcanic eruptions

(there would be alot more entei)

but that is what makes pokemon so great, how everything in their world is so knee deep in myth and legend it is sometimes hard to discern the truth

is there only one of each legendary pokemon?

probably not, but there was a pokemon of that type at the source of a LEGEND

that is why dratini and arcainine are considered legendary

because legends serround them

and in theory if the specific legendary pokemon that was the source of the legends was somehow more powerful and unique amongst its species, then other pokemon who are benign could have legendary abilities unique to some

(say being giant, or having the ability to sense tidal waves, perhaps inexplicable talking)

so much is unkown in their universe, there is much to be explored and found

in the world of pokemon.

now, let us capture them and force them to fight to their deaths =P
Misfortune09 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
well, it's supposed to be. I read it in like 4 pkmn books, that a shelder bit onto Slowpoke's tail and trasformed as slowpoke transformed into slowbro. I apologize for this disagreement
DrillingCougar Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
great :)
hah i also created a pre-evo of lapas, and named it plesiobaby lol
anyways. this is awesome
Guinnygirl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I like the little yellow bell thing and Phantomb best. These look like they could be real pokemon! owo
Avearia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
aww, cute. I think you should name the fourth one in the first rown "Sneek". 'cause it looks like a mouse and my friend named her rat that. :)

I particularly like the plant-kitty thing. But they're all quite creative.
TrenchCoatGuy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Uh. You do know lickitung is an anteater and not a...whatever that evo is. It looks like lickitung with a shell. Cause that's WAAAY better than Lickilicky. Rasm Frasm Sarcasm!
FnrrfYgmSchnish Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
ANYTHING is better than Lickilicky. A 3-year-old could draw a stick-figure with a long tongue and it would still be better than Lickilicky.

Also, Lickitung doesn't look like any anteater I've ever seen. The only thing even vaguely similar is the tongue.
TrenchCoatGuy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
I just know how those japanese weirdos think. It's like how Snorlax is supposed to be a bear who is hibernating, but everyone just thinks it's a fat lard. If you ditched the shell, I'd be all over it.
FnrrfYgmSchnish Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
Snorlax being a hibernating bear is pretty obvious, though...

This sprite is kind of out of date--in more recent drawings of it, the tail's much longer, it actually has a neck now (that isn't completely covered by the shell), and the shell is smaller.

I really don't think I'd be able to get rid of the shell without messing up the whole thing, though. Unless maybe I gave it spikey armor plates on its back or something like that. It can't learn Spikes or Spike Cannon without actually having spikes on it, after all.
TrenchCoatGuy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
Try to make that armor thing. It's kind of a stretch, but I think you can pull it off.
Lobsterlair Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
I thought you might like to know about this:
supahbuttahtoast Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Student Interface Designer
slurpuppy is epic :D
JoshKH92 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
wowee! i love the snakes, seaweeds and shellder2!
Googlerhoo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
i like the two snakes they're cool.
Daizati Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Lol, Tungling is licking his butt and he looks so happy about it.
Numbuh214 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008   Digital Artist
Dark/Fighting/Psychic is also a "type [triangle] that's balanced properly so that it works for starting Pokémon." Why else did people think that the starters for Diamond and Pearl would be these types instead of the classic Fire/Water/Grass triangle?
FnrrfYgmSchnish Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Probably because a lot of people aren't too bright and didn't look very closely at the weaknesses and resistances of the types.

Dark/Psychic/Fighting *ALMOST* works, but all it takes is one problem to unbalance the whole thing...

In a working type triangle, each type is resistant to one of the other two types and weak to the third one. Grass is weak to Fire and resistant to Water, Fire is weak to Water but resistant to Grass, and Water is weak to Grass but resistant to Fire. But Dark-types aren't just resistant to Psychic attacks--they're completely immune to them. That means that Dark's advantage over Psychic is MUCH bigger than the advantage that Psychic has over Fighting, or Fighting over Dark.

So it's not completely balanced on all three sides, and so doesn't work as a starter type triangle.
poopfartbutts Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
I have a name for the second evolution rat thing. Ninjat. Ninja/Rat! Enjoy!
AvatarKiba Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
The season 1 episode, the first one with a Slowbro ever, actually (at the end) showed Slowpoke/Slowbro pulling it's tail out of the water with the conch-Shellder attached, and it sure talked like a Shellder...
FnrrfYgmSchnish Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
That's the anime, though--and the anime doesn't count.

So maybe it is supposed to be some kind of really weird, un-Shellder-like Shellder in the anime universe--but remember that in the anime universe, just about everything has been screwed up to some degree. Almost nothing in the anime matches up with how it works in the games, even the stuff that should be universal to anything Pokémon-related (like type weaknesses/resistances, for example.)
Ralokone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010

because rocks are just torn apart by leaves

and dont get me started on water, have you ever seen what happens to a rock when it comes in contact with water

its terrible

i would be willing to accept the spiral shellder if, and only if in the game they made shellder evolve into it via eating a slowpoke tail
FnrrfYgmSchnish Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
When I mentioned type weakness/resistances not following the rules in the anime, I was talking about how they sometimes follow the rules and other times don't for no apparent reason other than "they couldn't figure out any other way for Ash to win in this episode."

See: every time Pikachu has ever used an Electric attack on a Ground type. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't work. Sometimes it only works if you sprinkle water on them first. Sometimes it doesn't work even though it DID work on the same freakin' Pokémon that it worked on before.

I don't really see how Grass/Water making sense vs. Rock or not has anything to do with that...
Ralokone Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
i dig bro

they needed consistancy, that was the issue.

what i was reffering to is that sometimes the anime portrayed it as actually being more realistic

then three episodes later they would go off and do it the way it was in the game

aswell their kanto (any region map) while probably reflected the canonical size better, aswell s other cities we didnt see in the game

it seemed to be lopsided and have to many coastal region

the anime needs a serious reboot

i feel that way about many animes in fact
they would ratehr squeeze it for profits than have it consistant

plus there was rarely homages to the fan base if any (entire pokemon franchise)

the only one i can think of is farfetched in gold and silver using cut

that was an homage to how many fans used farfetched because they got it with the ingame trade

i cant think of any homages to the fanbase other than that, and that reflects overall disrespect that the franchise shows towards its fans

seriously there are like seven mangas but only one tv show ?

am i missing something

fullmetal has one manga series and two animes
gundam has god knows how many animes and mangas

just one new pokemon show would be nice

they can continue the old one, i just want to see something new.

i thjink i might have trailed off
optimisticxpessimist Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Student General Artist
yea. i have a dark/fighting type that i havent scanned yet . starts as a dark only puppy, evolves into a upright standing, cartoonish wolf with boxing gloves, evolves again into a taller, muscular version.

and sound type would be useful (see my fakemon vamp and draculoud).

oh and i did the same thing u did and broke the type number count. MINE HAVE THREE SO HA!!! lol jk

ur "interesting facts" all make a lot of sense lol. like the whole unexplained type thing. ive NEVRR understood how the hell shooting BEAMS OF ENERGY apparently from ur mouth (hyper beam) or making light appear randomly from out of no where (flash) can be considered "normal" or how causing doom (doom desire) or sending down a meteor from the heavens somehow (meteor mash) can be related to steel -_- LOL. and i get why u hafta wait one turn after using hyper beam. id be tired to if i produce a beam of light and energy from out of nowhere lol
FnrrfYgmSchnish Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
Well, Meteor Mash is actually meant to be a punching attack, not literally mashing someone with a meteor. It was called "Comet Punch" in Japan, but had to be renamed over here because we already used that name for a move that was just called "Repeating Punch" (or something like that) in Japanese.

But yeah, I have no idea why Doom Desire is Steel type... or Jirachi, for that matter.
optimisticxpessimist Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Student General Artist
LOL I KNOW!! WHY?! its a freaking star hahaha. ima upload my water and plant starters today and then draw and scn my fire starters. ever notice the fire starter ALWAYS gets uploaded last even when the persons not trying to put em in order? lol
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