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int. Pokemon logo redesign? by Saiph-Charon
int. Pokemon logo redesign?
I know it's not going to happen ever probably, but I personally wish they would change it.

The longer I look at it, the more it seems to me they did not think much of their choice back then, and now we're just stuck with it because it's known.

1. The yellow/blue color combination has no basis in actual Pokémon, it's likely just 2 random friendly colors that are contrasting enough.
2. It lacks a Pokéball symbol (which the japanese logo usually includes somewhere), which is basically THE universal symbol for Pokémon.
3. THE GOOFY LOOKING FONT URGH. It's just so cartoonish and 90s that it hurts my head xD

And of course it leaves no room for stylization. The japanese logo is always stylized in a way to fit the theme of the particular games. So for Ruby it looks like it's made of red gems etc., with the Pokéball symbol in it for clear recognition.

So this is more of an idea and a question worthy of discussion rather than actual art.
I just made a quick design that I would prefer.
Yes it is more plain, but that's partially to allow stylization like with the japanese logos.

(the font used is Aller Display, in case anyone is wondering)
Favourites by type by Saiph-Charon
Favourites by type
my picks

I think the template is balanced well enough. Since I like pretty much all (721) Pokemon for one reason or another, and I had the same amount of dilemma on who to get into the limited spots for each of the types ;D
Favourites by type - template by Saiph-Charon
Favourites by type - template
I often see people filling out these "favourites by type" templates, where it is either 1 of each type or sometimes 3 of each type.
In either case though, the setup isn't anywhere near fair for all pokemon.
Firstly, it's biased against single-type pokemon because people abritrarily choose in which of their types they will put a dual-type pokemon, but that's simply fixed by choosing to go by every pokemons official primary type (meaning Golem belongs to Rock, Rhyperior to Ground)

The issue that arises then is a lack of Flying type pokemon. (since there is currently only Tornadus and Noibat-line)
A fix for that is to put all the Normal/Flying types from the Normal group to the Flying group (which takes less than 25% away from the Normal group)

But the bigger issue (and the issue this template is about), is the fact that there aren't anywhere near equal amounts of pokemon in each type. So for Fairy, you can choose out of just 8-evolutionary lines (one of them being an eeveelution and another a mascot legendary Xerneas), whereas for Water, it is 53 evolutionary lines! (55 if split evos count as separate).

So I counted how many evolutionary lines each type has and came up with the following rough ratio between them:

12= water
10= normal (it is actually 12, but I took the normal/flying ones and put them to flying, which would otherwise be a 0)
7= grass, bug
6= psychic
5= fire, electric, rock
4= dark, ground
3= poison, fighting, ice, ghost, steel, dragon, flying
2= fairy

And that is what the template is for.

Picking favourite pokemon of each type (plenty more Water ones because Water is much more numerous, but just 2 for the types with the least amount of pokemon etc)

Oh and here is all the sprites from the ORAS pokedex (128p fitting for the template), packed appropriately into folders by their primary types

or without gender differences/not-fully-evolved-stages/unnecessary forms

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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Jai-Ti Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool you make Fakémon too! :)
Saiph-Charon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, haven't done any recently tho.. can't seem to get motivated because I always want to start over before I finish lol
Jai-Ti Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I know that feeling... I didnt drew for a year normally we called it ArtBlock.. But I call it ArtDepression xD
But now I want too make something finished! So yeah that's why I made DA and upload my Fakémon :)
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
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: When you get a chance, I'd love to hear your thoughts. :)
Saiph-Charon Featured By Owner Edited May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
responded there :3
Frozen-Echo Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
grenintendo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you get my message?
darklord86 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
I love all your fakemon, especially the effort you put into the stats.:)
Saiph-Charon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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