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Wind type by Saiph-Charon
Wind type
I'm not a fan of adding more types to Pokemon, unless they're really ingenous and make sense (I had 0 issues with Fairy from when the speculation started), but most ideas I see suggested randomly by fans are not that good.

If however, I had to pick one that I felt was interesting enough, I would have to go with Wind. (It's nowhere near Fairy in terms of elegant execution this late in the franchise though)

The crucial part of me starting to like the idea was when I took a closer look at Tornadus' typing next to it's counterparts.
From it's reveal I've been wondering why they made it so odd and have it be primary Flying whereas the other two have an elemental type followed by Flying as secondary.
I remembered an old leak of gen4 pokemon stats, where I saw that pure type pokemon had their type wirtten twice in the coding (ie LUXRAY - ELECTRIC ELECTRIC), that made me realize Tornadus is basically Flying-type at its core as an elemental type (focused on a wind/storm-theme) but also Flying as secondary to fit the trio, it just turns it into a pure Flying type when that's the case.
I felt like they'd look more complete if there was an actual wind-type, making it Wind/Flying.

Now most peoples reaction to the concept is: "Flying already includes wind-element"
At first glance it does (Hurricane, Tornadus...), but there is a lot of things that are wind-related but have nothing to do with Flying-type, and of course the core concept of the Flying type is the act of defying gravity by some skill, hence "Flying". Like Fighting or Poison, it's a very specific technique-kind of type.

Now for it to be a good candidate for a new type, it has to do several things:

1. with 700+ pokemon existing, there have to be pokemon by now which would make sense as retcons (just as there was 1 or two lines per generation that were retconned to Fairy), with enough dievrsity to show off key aspects of the new type.
The Pokemon in the picture are some possible examples with different reasons.
-Pidgeot, because it always struck me as the special one out of the regional brids, the one I wished had a bigger Sp.Atk and focus on wind-based moves.. with Mega Pidgeot now being a thing, it seems like Gamefreak thought so too.
-Gyarados, because it honestly has nothing to do with actual flight, other than resembling japanese windsock-balloons called koinobori. That, coupled with it's often mentioned tendencies to cause powerful storms makes it a perfect candidate for a retcon.
-Jumpluff and Drifblim are examples of Pokemon that aren't so much flying but rather are affected by winds and being comfortable with it.
-Fan-Rotom: couldn't be more obvious, and it also solves the, due to Levitate, useless Ground immunity of it's secondary type, while making it stick out besides generic Electric/Flying types, like most of its forms.
-Tornadus: main reason for even considering this seriously as stated earlier.
-Lugia: it's the Diving Pokemon and spends it's life underwater, where there is essentially zero use of Flying.. honestly the only reason it even has the Flying type can only be due to a possible storm-theme, it's signature move Aeroblast and to complement other legendary birds (although it resembles them the least), most of which makes a good case for Wind-type instead.
-Aromatisse/Weezing/Vanilluxe/Butterfree are all included because they rely on spreading certain stuff in the air to affect their opponent, whether it's aromatic fairy scents, poisonous gasses, insect powders or freezing particles.
-Arcanine is featured solely for its numerous speed-related references (it's also basically called Windie in japanese)
-Shiftry is based on Tengu the wind-demon, so it had to be included (I did however have serious difficulty deciding what type to ditch, and am still not satisfied with my choice due to it evolving with the Leaf Stone...)

2. it needs to have potential for a handful of "generic" casual pokemon lines that would be pure type that further justify it's existence (just as gen 6 added Slurpuff, Aromatisse and Florges to make sure it wasn't made of 90% secondary typed pokemon), so here are my ideas I've had collecting in my head throughout the years (that I haven't gotten around turning into proper fakemon yet):
-a 3 stage cloud-based Pokemon (think, middle ground between Castform/Tornadus with a purer and simpler "wind" feel to it)
-pseudo aquatic: aquatic creature-based pokemon  that are light enough to substitute aqua with sky, swimming in the air so to speak (think, flying whales)
-storm-based more abstract line (think tornado with some kind of body in the center)
-a mystic mammal that runs around on clouds (think Landorus therians feet on a lightweight eeveelution)

3. potential for moves
as the image shows, there is already quite a pool to choose from... which actually gives rise to a problem, lots of the moves are of diverse types already. A solution would be to make them all dual typed like Flying-Press, but that mechanic would need refining (would also open a lot of possibilities for other existing moves to make use of synergetic concepts: Muddy Water, elemental Punches, Earth Power, and so on)

4. add something unique to the type chart, it shouldn't be a copy paste of the Flying type with minor deviation for example, and as seen on the picture, I managed to give it extremely unique match-ups, most of which also balance the current type chart quite a bit (buffing Ice defese, buffing several weaker types defensively, nerfing OP offensive types like Ground, Fairy and Fire etc.)

Clearly I've grown fond of the idea at this point... but I'm not expecting it to turn into an official type anytime soon.
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Type Cubes by Saiph-Charon
Type Cubes
just realized I've never uploaded these for some reason even though I've made them like a year ago.

Elemental: Normal, Fire, Water, Electric, Grass, Ice

Strategy: Ground, Flying, Fighting, Psychic, Poison, Dark

Species: Bug, Rock, Ghost, Dragon, Steel, Fairy
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I've started a blog a while ago.. which basically covers random topics, rants and speculations that I usually did through journal entries here on dA.

XY-sequels prediction

What does a Pokemon look like?

Revisiting Kanto

And the newest entry:
Seasons in Kalos
  • Listening to: Explosions in the sky
  • Watching: interesting sci-if movies
  • Playing: Pokemon Rumble
  • Eating: Fastfood
  • Drinking: Iced coffee
I wouldn't be surprised if we saw the next Pokémon games announced beginning of May.
Or not much later... either way. Here is my expectations/predictions based on past and current information, official and datamined, on the more safer parts of speculation, muh patturnz, and simply trying to be as realistic as possible taken into account as many relevant things as possible.

EDIT: changed the list around, now to be even more accurate and with clearer reasons for the predictions
EDIT2: I started a blog for stuff like what I usually post in this journal pokehype.blogspot.com/

-Zygarde will be the mascot (this is self-explanatory)

-it's going to be 2 games, with a new form for Zygarde for each of them. The 2 forms will be meant to counter (at least plot-wise) Xerneas or Yveltal (who might get a new form, Mega, Primal or similar as well), depending on which one wasn't woken by Flare in the initial Version (X2=ZygardeX vs Yveltal, Y2=ZygardeY vs Xerneas).
This quite specific prediction is implied by:
1. hackers having found that XY/ORAS are programmed to be compatible with 2 more games (the pentagon symbol has 6 origin-region values, here is the source: pastebin.com/zPgwx6mb)
2. the 2 hidden moves "Thousand Arrows/Thousand Waves", as these are identical to Zygardes current only signature move Land's Wrath (all 90P spread-Ground moves) with an additional effect each (hitting airborne targets and trapping enemies respectively), not to mention the new moves have animations involving green hexagons flying across the screen. (It pretty much gives away that Land's Wrath will be like Kyurems Glaciate. It will change to one of the other moves when it changes form, Glaciate->Ice Burn/Freeze Shock, Land's Wrath->Thousand Arrows/Thousand Waves)


-The Versions will likely be called X2 and Y2 following gen5s follow-up games. However GF might cleverly use the fact that the letter Z resembles the number 2, and call them XZ and YZ. Not to mention Zygarde itself might somewhat resemble Xerneas/Yveltal in its design.

-a third round of new Mega evolutions is obvious in this case.
The only ones I am 100% confident about getting in is the Kalos starters. Because GF would be stupid not to grab this opportunity to make the "repetition" of the newest starters in the sequel more interesting with a mechanic this generation introduced in the first place!

-Battle Frontier!
otherwise the whole tease with the Battle Resort in ORAS would be just a big middle-finger with spotlights (lets face it, Delta Emerald is not gonna happen just for the Battle Frontier, even by Gamefreaks standards that would be a new low)

-a whole new southern part of Kalos (including the starting town), as well as new places, routes and dungeons popping up throughout the rest of Kalos.
This isn't merely self-explanatory from BW2, there was actually plenty of places in XY that felt unused or not fully explorable to imply that this is the case (Rhyhorn Tracks, all those Powerplants, Train stations..). And of course there is Kiloude City which is supposedly an example of southern-Kalos culture.


-of course the path through the region (and the gyms, their types and leaders etc) will be radically different as there will be new protagonists and the story taking place years after XY, with a climax in the mascot-stuff mentioned above.

-the customization wardrobe will definitely make a return for the Kalos-sequels and changed to fit the new characters as well as get expanded.

-references to XY and ORAS should be everywhere (we might even see characters like Zinnia show up), if not even further explained. In particular, Lookers situation from ORAS, and AZs background (definitely its special Floette made available somehow)

from here on anything else is pure speculation and personal wishes.
I'd love to see Challenge mode return (and be actually available from the beginning)
  • Playing: Pokemon OR
Battle Frontier game idea prototype by Saiph-Charon
Battle Frontier game idea prototype
had that a idea in my head for a while.
GF probably won't do anything like that... but I thought it would be amazing if they did.

The idea is that there would be a 3ds e-shop exclusive pokemon game, fully compatible with the main games/pokebank, in which you'd have access to a dream-island for any serious/competitive pokemon player.

It would have a convenient daycare, a training facility for leveling and EV-training, a full-blown Battle Frontier, and an area that is like a combination of the friend-safari from XY and the Safari-Zone from HGSS, offering a wide variety of wild Pokemon under the rigth circumstances and progress.

All of that based on the current generation games (hence looking, sounding and playing like XY/ORAS...just without a region and story), and getting an update anytime a new main game is released to ensure compatibility.
It would connect to global Link and the same wifi functions as the main games, Battle Spot, GTS etc.

That's just the general idea, of course the possibilities for such a game are endless lol

More on this here: www.pokebeach.com/forums/threa…
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Journal History

I've started a blog a while ago.. which basically covers random topics, rants and speculations that I usually did through journal entries here on dA.

XY-sequels prediction

What does a Pokemon look like?

Revisiting Kanto

And the newest entry:
Seasons in Kalos
  • Listening to: Explosions in the sky
  • Watching: interesting sci-if movies
  • Playing: Pokemon Rumble
  • Eating: Fastfood
  • Drinking: Iced coffee

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EricNyx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Ello :3 I'm looking for people who would like a shout out in my group :3 There will be two opportunities if you miss the first one. The first one will be today/tonight, the second one will be on the 25th. The group I am the owner of is :iconunwanted-deviants: Before you freak out thinking it's a hate group, it is not. The main goal is: Putting artwork into a bigger audience of people to get the exposure and attention that someone's artwork deserves :3

This is how it works: You agree to be part of the shout out, and on the day of, I'll decide which of your art work is the best, in my opinion, and then I'll feature it in the group :3 I hope you can get in x3 It's ok if you don't want to, if you don't scream and yell at me if you want :3 But if you do, then you're more than welcome to be apart of it! :D
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Frozen-Echo Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hi! I just was curious and wanted to know what you thought of this: fav.me/d8tzzw9 When you get a chance, I'd love to hear your thoughts. :)
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Saiph-Charon Featured By Owner Edited May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
responded there :3
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Frozen-Echo Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:D
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grenintendo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you get my message?
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
I love all your fakemon, especially the effort you put into the stats.:)
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Saiph-Charon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;D
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
:) (Smile) 
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ArcticViking Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
 i need help for my starters, can you look in my journal? (Sorry i never linked it)
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Eman1223 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
So happy for more Yfror info
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