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I draw a wide range of things, but my main project is the Many Monsters Project, which is basically my answer to the Pokemon series. I have been making up my own monsters for quite a while now. I currently have over 820 monsters (more than all the current generations of Pokemon combined) and I am constantly adding more as well as improving on older designs.

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A common complaint about some Pokemon , especially in newer Pokemon, is that they are "over-designed" or "look like Digimon".  While I prefer more natural-looking Pokemon designs, there are a few Pokemon that I feel have the opposite problem of having designs that are too subtle.  

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The transition from Remoraid to Octillery has always bothered me. I am aware that the evolution line is supposed to be "hand gun" to "cannon" rather then "fish" to "octopus". Additionally, their move-set (which is full of beam and projectile moves) and Octillery's name show is line's weaponry inspiration. However, if you were look at their designs alone it wouldn't be immediately obvious that Octillery is a cannon; Remoraid's back fins make it look like a revolver, but even this is easy to miss at a first glance. 

I think that their designs may have benefited from a few mechanical elements; by either making them cybernetic with metallic and organic parts or completely robotic beings. Mechanical elements would connect the two (a robot fish evolving into a robot octopus makes much more since visually), make their weapon-influence more obvious, and be a good away to highlight the steel type that had been newly introduced in the same generation as these two (though its much to later for that last part now).

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I feel that Toucannon has a similar problem. Its evolution family fits together much better than Remoraid to Octillery, but it doesn't show its cannon influence much in its design. Toucannon's name, dex entry, and signature move, Beak Blast, help connect to cannons, but there is very, very, little that shows Toucannon's cannon influence visually (its possible that its beak is supposed to be a heat gauge and that red feather are supposed to look like a lit fuse, but these design elements are so subtle that it almost looks like a normal cartoon toucan. 

The most obvious solution would have been to have Toucannon's beak have a cannon-like extension on top of its beak or even as a continuation of its beak. . Its current design makes it hard for me to picture how it even uses Beak Blast. Though its possible that Game Freak didn't do this because it would make it resemble a hornbill rather than a toucan (though considering how the dex calls Sandshrew and Cyndaquil mice despite them looking more like a pangolin and echinda respectively means that Game Freak has never been picky about species.)


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tansau Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
ToxicWyvern Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, she had an adorable design. 
UkyoDragoon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks 4 the :+fav:
ToxicWyvern Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :) 
Starofnights Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you have requests open?
ToxicWyvern Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
None at the moment. 
Starofnights Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um, you never said yes or no when I asked if I could use some of your fakemon in my fangame.
ToxicWyvern Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh sorry about that, You may use a few of them in your fangame as long as you credit me and link to the original designs if possible. 

Which ones do you plan on using? 
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Starofnights Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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