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Alternate Universe Pokemon by TrebleChibi Alternate Universe Pokemon by TrebleChibi
In case you're in the dark here, these are the three pokemon starters and their types taking a respective step to the left.


I hate you people for forcing me to say this, but I made the names so that they would sound as close as possible to the original. I have no qualms whatsoever about the 'Venus' in Venuscorch or the 'Char' in Charizaqua.

Gen 2

Gen 3
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I hate to say it, but there's a part of me that almost likes these as much as the original versions of the starters. I think I especially like that molten, crusty-looking volcano on Venuscorch's back in place of the bulb. What's really interesting is they look enough like their in-universe counterparts to identify them, and yet they still look so different. I'm a big fan of both the concept and the execution! Superb job!
Brightpaw32 Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm..... Very interesting. This will be fun~!

Your picture is very creative! I'm not going to go and say no one has ever thought of switching a pokemon's type before, however, I can say that that concept is new to me! I like how you made each pokemon the type in which is it's opposite. Maybe this can be used for a story involving Team Rocket...? We'll see.

I have to say, your pokemon were well drawn! Not only were they nicely colored, but they were simplistically complex! (While their overall design is fairly simple, the details are make the drawing seem very complex and difficult to draw.)

I prefer your Venusaur, or should I say, Venuscorch better than it's original design. Although it still does look like the prettiest thing down the block, but I do think it looks better than the overgrown cabbage-palm tree mutation. (I'm not trying to dis any Venusaur lovers. That's what I interpret the Venusaur as, OK? OK.) The black shadow around it's eyes creep me out, though.....

Even though I don't care for Blastoise, however, Grasstoise is my favorite out of all of them. He looks cool, but plushy and adorable. Like a Totoro of sorts! I approve of the way you drew his wooden armor, and his pointed, grassy ears give his a very bear-ish look to him. The golden rings around his cannons are a very nice touch, and they go well with his color scheme. (What comes out of the cannons themselves, eh, that's debatable.)

Finally, we have Charizaqua. His name would be the my least favorite out of the three (Aquazard would probably lose more of his fire-type edge), but he stills ranks second in my book. His new sleek and steel-smooth body makes him seem very agile and fish-like, which is very good when making a water-type pokemon. Also, giving Charizaqua many Finns (ha, word play) gave him an almost sea-gargoyle appearance, which seems to benefit him in the design apartment. His glowing tail and gills was a very unique touch, and I clap for you on that. Charizaqua is probably the most simplistic of the bunch, but he was probably the coolest looking one to me.

Criticism: Again, I think Charizaqua's name should be something like "Aquazard" to lose more of the fire-type edge he has and gain more of a water/dragon-type appearance. In addition, I suggest putting Grasstoise's wooden shell against something a little more green, as my eyes usually trick me into thinking the dirt is his shield, or that he doesn't have one (XD Ha, I'm stupid!). But these are minor errors and most, if not all of them can be ignored.

Keep up the good work, and don't overwork yourself! Remember, you're supposed to do this for fun, not because you have to!
(BTW, if I came off as a jerk AT ALL, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to offend anyone!)

Paths are as Bright as we make them ~Brightpaw
Waaaoooh! Now that was a good meaty comment. I love those.
Brightpaw32 May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha! You'll probably see more of those from me in the future! I usually write long reviews like that because.... Why not? :I
PsychoDemonFox Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome designs! Wonder what the preevolutions would be called, though...
ScarletArcangel Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very high quality work
The idea itself is great and freelance of the Type-Chance, everyone (with basic- knowlege of the pokemon universe) know, who is on thet pic :D
thiphobia Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha that's cool
wow I never though they could look good as these types
saw this on halolz yet it is very good drawn
How about Vesuvisaur instead of Venuscorch?
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