I know of this fact. However, I have taken some liberties with my Pokedex that put a unique spin on the animals themselves. It is a melding of the real/Pokemon world. I think it makes the animal more impressive without making an exact reference to size. Either way, despite the size, I still do not think would effect their strength.
that is really cool. the only thing i noticed is that this donphan looks too tall and bulky. donphan can roll in a boll a spin towards enemies, but this one seems a bit too big for that. i really do like the picture, though.
I had magic shiny awareness whilst playing Black. I sensed them coming. The first was 7 hours into the game, and I thought: Ooo, shiny. I hope it would be a Purrloin. I love them. Sure enough, ten minutes later. Next, I was playing along and says to meself: Hmmm, is it time for another? Ugh, it will probably be one of those goofy looking Gurdurs...T_T I wanted a shiny Joltik!(Sorry, this was longer than I meant it to be.)
This entry on shinies is so casual and doesn't draw a lot of attention to it,( from my view), and it makes it all the more interesting.
Also, I honestly never have liked elephants or Donphan but this gives me reason to reconsider both.
Yeah, I didn't want the Professor to have one. (All too often people throw shines on their characters when they really are extremely rare). However, I wanted to mane have the group at least encounter one. Imagine a professor of such an age encountering his first shiny Pokemon! It seems like a cool way to show one off.
It's that , yes, they are rare but since I wrote that comment, I got another shiny through sheer will. I wanted a Mienfoo but Knew it would almost certainly be a Durant. Lo and behold! Oh well, doesn't matter. Got a shiny. (Also, this may sound lame but just because I'm weird like that: any time I play Pokemon I have a drink with me to increase the chance of doing a legit spit take. In truth, I was too shocked and slacked jawed to do any thing but gasp.)
Yep, definitely a nice way to show off this particular bit of pokelore.
I have not read all the "entries" to your version of the pokedex, but I will probably check back in a week or two or twelve (hey, I have a five-month-old baby) and see if there are any more cool pages! You made the calves look so adorable!
I've always been a fan of Donphan but never been much for phanphies, this totally turns that around.
Not to be a pokémon hipster and I'm aware these are from gen. 2. I wish for the next generation the creators not be so shy of trying for more realism from animals. They should really explore more of our animal kindgom, our creatures are in fact much more wonderfully bizarre than anything they've yet to create.
That's a interesting way of putting it, hadn't thought of it that way but you're absolutely right. I always had 4 terms for pokémon appearances: "cute, monster, humanoid, realistic."
Gen 1 had the best balance of all 4, but things have been leaning heavily towards "cute" in my opinion. People say muk is a badly designed pokémon while I respectfully disagree because muk is at least an organic, natural looking form, unlike icecream.
Hypno is another compliant, again I disagree because pokémon are not simply life replicas, but fantasy creatures.
That is the best pokemon realism I've seen! I love how detailed all of your field guides are, you can really picture all of these pokemon actually looking like that in real life! I LOVE it! I am so faving all of these! I hope you do more!^_^