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May 14th, 2017, 11:00 am
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Pokemontrainergigi May 11th, 2017, 8:43 pm
(Ignoring that Mythical Pokemon is already a canon term...) Thought it would be fun to make Pokemon versions of Mythical Creatures!

Mermaid/Siren Tapu Fini - The siren business is hard now, people are really wising up to the "sexy lady in the middle of the ocean" scam!
Cerberus Mega Houndoom - Its horns are now ears, but it's got 3 heads...not any safer at all!
Satyr Skiddo - People made fun of his green neck hair...so he decided to wear a green scarf instead.
Peryton Sky Shaymin/Unfezant (Male) - I love artists' interpretations of this beast but deer god that Wikipedia article image...

I'll probably do this again in the future because it's fun, but it's hard to find non-Greek/Roman mythical creatures! Feel free to give me some suggestions! I'll happily take them! I'd prefer non-human ones if possible (humanoid is fine, but human+animal fusions can get a bit boring, haha), I know two of them here fall into that category but shush!
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WiispNightmare May 14th, 2017, 12:08 pm
No, Wiki, no, that's...
no

Griffin, Cthulu, or Hippogryff?
Pokemontrainergigi May 14th, 2017, 4:17 pm
@WiispNightmare: Haha XD

And thanks! ...I can imagine Cthulu'mon now XD
ReaderWriterNerd&Geek May 14th, 2017, 1:35 pm
Oh, Wiki, Wiki, Wiki. Don't be like this. You are better than this. XD

Ahem, but I really like all these! I've never seen it done before (though probably somebody has...), but it's a cool interpretation nonetheless! I think my favorites are probably the Skiddo satyr (is it a bad sign that I, as a woman, say I like the satyr? Ah well) and the Tapu Fini mermaid/siren. I almost felt sorry for her, reading your description, until I remembered...that's a siren. XD Actually, according to the original Greek mythology, the Sirens were once nymphs who were the attendants of Persephone. When she was kidnapped by Hades, Demeter gave them permission to go in search of her, but something happened to them on the way and they turned evil and took to luring men into drowning instead. *realizes that that would make a fantastic story, done well* Anyhow, I guess my original point is that they didn't have fish tails at first, but they got conflated with mermaids, because mermaids do kind of the same thing (although sometimes seeing one foretells doom, and sometimes they can actually be helpful), so now everyone thinks they do. Not that I don't like your interpretation! And if you knew all that about sirens, please ignore this PSA. XD

I also did not know about the Peryton, but it's a very cool beast :D

*no human/animal hybrids* *preferably no Greco-Roman myths either* Darn, I wanted a centaur. XD

*thinks of unicorn* *remembers that Pokemon did that back in Gen. 1, with a flaming mane and tail* *bethinks her of the Chinese ki-lin* OOH, do that one! Or, if all the animal parts are too much, you could do a traditional unicorn, with the goat hooves and the lion tail :) Also, a basilisk would be cool.

Annnd, since I've been learning about Germanic creatures in preparation for the novel I'm writing, how about a moss-wife or a woodwose? (I love those guys to BITS) Or an elf - a classical elf, tall, inhumanly beautiful, dancing by the light of the moon, without pointed ears. ;)

*wishes she knew more Celtic mythology* Weeelll...I know these are like the most well-known ones, but how about a leprechaun or a kelpie? And I just realized that I'd like to see your interpretation of all these creatures, Pokemon or no XD

Well, um, that was long. Hi. I'll be commenting on your backlog now XD
Pokemontrainergigi May 14th, 2017, 4:16 pm
@ReaderWriterNerd&Geek: Thank you! I hadn't heard of someone doing this, but when Googling for mythical creatures I randomly ran into some Pokemon sprite fusions someone had done, haha XD

Yep! Classical sirens were usually depicted as some combination of bird and woman, and it wasn't until modern interpretations that they got merged with mermaids. I liked the idea of an emaciated mer-siren for Tapu Fini enough to pick the modern version though XD

The nopes were only because those are the first things that appear when you look for "mythical creatures" on Google. So centaur and unicorn are already on my list! Thanks for the other suggestions, I've never heard of a moss-wife or a woodwose so I'll definitely have to look those up! :D
MatrixMercenary May 15th, 2017, 1:05 pm
Winotinger, Chupacabra, Quetzoral, and I know it's greek, but manticore