IN HONOR OF URANIUM BEING TERRIBLE, here are my fakemon concepts, some of these are salvaged from an old shitty projectGargoloch + "baby garg"
A combination of a gargoyle (as in the architectural feature), a thorny devil (Moloch horridus
), and an archerfish. Gargoloch sit around on the edges of old stone buildings and snipe birds out of the air with Water Gun; the first stage runs around on the ground and collects them up for eating later. The thorny devil bit comes in because of that animal's odd ability to wick water from anywhere on its body to its mouth for drinking, via grooves on its thorny hide.
Gargoloch's skin is as hard as rock, but covered in grooves and pores. It draws water through these to hydrate itself even when it can't find water deep enough to drink from.
Gargoloch's natural habitat is high mountain crags, where it hunts Flying-type Pokemon by knocking them out of the sky with Water Gun. During the day, it stays perfectly still to conserve water and blend into the rocks around it. It climbs down from its perch at night to eat, and when the sun rises again, it soaks up morning dew to replenish the water in its body.
Though Gargoloch are rare in the wild thanks to their specific habitat needs, their populations exploded when they came into contact with humans, whose cities provided the perfect hunting grounds. They're now a common sight on the eaves of old stone buildings, where they soak up water from the gutters and hunt small bird Pokemon like Pidgey and Pidove. When it's too hot and dry to move around, they gather in abandoned attics and doze, and when it's too rainy for their prey to be flying, they play on the wet rooftops.
There's a first form but I haven't figured out what weird biology thing to base it on yet.
"fireworks flower thing"
The Japanese word for fireworks is "fire flowers". THIS IS EXPLOITABLE. Based on fireworks and jewelweed/touch-me-not, it's a plant Pokemon that fires exploding seeds to frighten off predators (evoking the whole "let's use gunpowder for rituals to scare off bad shit" concept). It evolves into a larger, more elaborate plant whose seed missiles don't just explode noisily but also produce colorful flames and other fireworky shit, maybe for communication? Which evokes the real-life development of fireworks from just gunpowder to SUPER NEAT SHIT.
I haven't properly redesigned it, but I think one of my cuter ideas was a little epiphyte flower thing that turned into a monkey. The idea was that the epiphyte's habit of hanging onto trees resembled the way monkeys swing around, so the babies would be basically immobile and the older monkeys would take care of the colony's babies, carrying them up high into the trees to latch onto branches if they fell. I could do something neat with this.
It was pretty neat-looking and I'm attached to the design which I will post at some point. Its original lore was basically Furfrou's with a side of invasive species drama, so that'll need to be changed. It was a pure Flying-type which should also change but who even knows to what.
Spectreon & Mythreon
Ghost- and Steel-type Eevees! These were linked to an evolution mechanic that I'm...still reworking, but basically Spectreon is a spooky-looking Eeveelution with a scarf that had arms; the idea was that it evolved when it was possessed by lost spirits and became a medium to gain control over them, and the ghosts' will controls the scarf, and sometimes that can be a problem. Mythreon had armor on and there was something about being a guardian of something. REWORKIN'"prism rock dude"
It was an animate prism crystal thing. The actual "core" of it was a light-emitting orb that formed the "tail", and the beam of light entered the "body" and exited as rays of light that kept the "hands" attached. Rock/Psychic...?
"Angel legendary duo"
They were generic Mewtwo clones but I reworked them into carbuncles + seraph/cherub and I'll post that at some point. They're like benign Megatens, the idea is that they don't naturally have a form and they exist in a kind of MIND DIMENSION but when people's wishes of goodwill synchronize it can make them appear in physical form to protect shit."porcupine"
The basic common mammal for this set is a porcupine. Normal/Poison...?"electric echidna"
I don't think I really had a rationale for this originally, but a quick google revealed that echidnas actually have, like, electric sensory dots on their nose, kind of like sharks? For finding bugs in the dirt or something. That can be Pokemonified out to "senses prey and then shocks the bejeezus out of it"."heron/wading bird"
WHY THE FUCK IS THERE NOT ONE OF THESE