The Actual News:
Man, I’m so used to just fiddling around with the site and writing down new notes and ideas that I keep forgetting to actually announce that I’ve been fiddling around with the site and writing down new notes and ideas. And so, here’s a post telling you that I’ve been fiddling around with the site and writing down new notes and ideas. But what exactly did I fiddle around with?
- Adventure BattleMon Logo & List — A look into what’s to come!
- New Little Piece of Pokémon Research — It’s the little things like this which make Pokémon “Pokémon” to me…
Of course, if you just want to forgo all the formalities and just go straight to the updates, just check out the appropriate links in the sidebar—specifically “Adventure BattleMon” and “New Gen, Same ‘Mon”. But if you wanna read up on what it’s all about, check it out below the cut.
Adventure BattleMon Logo & List
OK so just as a quick reminder, I’m taking the never-completed Pokémon USA fan-fic idea from back in the day and mixing it with my Moose River webcomic series, thus turning it into a completely original and 100% legally distinct webcomic series called “Adventure BattleMon”. But since Pokémon USA was left somewhat incomplete (among other things), I figured that I’ve gotta get it back into shape before I can actually start legit work on it.
One of the things I wanted to do was see if I could design a logo for it with CSS. And so, I spent fifteen minutes writing it… and another three days dicking around with it… and I ended up making two different-similar versions. And… well… you be the judge:
I’d say that’s a pretty nifty logo for just using CSS, huh? I’ll admit it was kind of a pain trying to turn text-shadows into a border, seeing as CSS doesn’t have a text-border feature (at least not yet)… and I probably would’ve been easier if I used SVG, but whatever, I still think it’s pretty neat.
The real next task for me is to organize the list of
Pokémon BattleMon for the series and work out which ones to keep and which ones I need to add in. There’s already a couple I’ve scratched out: for example, “Elezetta” is just too much like Electabuzz to keep, unless I can think of a way to change it. There was also a FOUR-stage Pokémon—as in there’s a Basic Pokémon which evolves three more times—but I decided to drop one of them to keep it standard. Then of course Dragonite is definitely gonna be dumped. Oh, and don’t get me started on the Gen 1-esque names (except for Ferro; I still think that was a friggin’ brilliant pun). If you want, you can take a look at the Pokémon USA Pokédex on the right and see if maybe there are others which probably would be fine to toss or maybe add a new evolution to.
Anyways, this is just some of the things I’ve already worked out so far. You can see the other ideas, notes and plans for the series on the Adventure BattleMon page.
BONUS: Oooh ooh, speaking of the Pokémon USA Pokédex and Dragonite, check this out: /vp/ – Pokémon » Thread #37375084
Looks like shit. Why is Dragonite there?
OK first off, how rude! And secondly… I thought adding Dragonite would be a nice little addition to the story, especially given it’s Pokédex entries… at least the ones that existed back then. Namely:
- YELLOW: It is said that this Pokémon lives somewhere in the sea and that it flies. However, it is only a rumor.
- STADIUM: Has intelligence on par with people. This “sea guardian” is said to be capable of flying around the globe in about 16 hours.
So the idea of Dragonites traveling around the world, stopping off in other countries, and then Pokémon professors in those other countries adding them to their regional Pokédexes because they consider them part of that region… it seems reasonable, right? In fact, it’s exactly like why a Pokémon like Exeggutor is part of the Kanto Pokédex, even though it almost certainly originated in the Alola region. Of course I didn’t know that back then, but the rationale is still the same. … Of course since I’m trying to keep things original, Dragonite will have to go. That said, I might replace it with another Battlemon which fulfills the same purpose as it did.
Anyways, the rest of the 4chan thread is short, but it’s actually pretty useful in getting a consensus on what will work in ABM or not, like which Pokémon USA Pokémon are more popular than others, as well as what to do with their names. That is to say, I’m debating on whether or not I should update the names or keep their “uninspired Genwun” names, since there is definitely a sense of nostalgia to them, especially given that one joke picture of a bunch of Fakemon with equally “uninspired Genwun” names.
So yeah, there’s a few things to think about, but that’s what all good writers need to do, right?
New Little Piece of Pokémon Research
This’ll be short, but I’ve added a new section called “New Gen, Same ‘Mon“, where I’ve gone through each Gento the best of my abilityand tried to find any particular lineage that are common across them.
By that I mean… ever noticed how every gen has its most “common” birds or rodent types? Namely:
See what I mean? Of course more than just this exists… there are also common bugs, Dragons, Blue/Red/Yellow-colored Legendaries, pseudo-pseudo-legendary Pokemon (like Snorlax and Rotom where they’re generally found only once or twice in the entire game)… and many, many more! In fact, I’m sure I didn’t get all of them!
Part of this is just for fun, but it’s also for me to help with creating new BattleMon for ABM, just to help make the series look that much more authentic.
OK, that’s it for today. Enjoy!