This is the first of a series of small art pieces I plan on doing for a concept I thought of called Nega-Mega Evolution. The spoiler below goes into more detail about it, but it's basically a more feral and induced version of the regular mega evolution that turns pokémon into mindless destruction machines.
Anyway, I felt that Vanilluxe would be the best pokémon to introduce this concept since none of the Gen V pokémon received proper mega evolutions & how the Vanillite line is- based on what I've seen- one of the most despised pokémon species.
Similar to how Vanilluxe is based on a double-scooped ice cream cone, Nega-Mega Vanilluxe is based on a bowl of ice cream with multiple scoops and a cherry on top (indicated by the gem on the top scoop's forehead). I also added a few elements to make it appear more intimidating such as crab legs, more horrific faces on each of the scoops, and turning the straw-like thingy into a pair of demonic horns.
I plan on coloring this (and other Nega-Mega evolutions) in the future, though I'm still debating on using either watercolor or Photoshop
This was a concept I thought of shortly before Mega Evolutions were revealed, so once they were first introduced in Japan and leaked worldwide this past summer, I decided to dub the term “Nega-Mega Evolution” since it has some similarities, but is still seen as a darker, more savage version. The simplest way to explain this idea is that it combines Mega Evolution with the special radio waves Team Rocket used in Gen II that forced pokémon to evolve and resulted in creating the Red Gyarados, but the paragraphs below provide a more scientific explanation.
Unlike regular Mega Evolutions, which require mega stones, key stones, and a strong bond with your pokémon, this transformation is activated when a pokémon is able to hear a certain high-pitched frequency through artificial means such as a hearing aid. Once the pokémon is able to hear the frequency, the sound waves act as a stimuls to certain areas of the brain that reduces their superego but heightens their id, senses, strength, stamina, blood pressure, and metabolism beyond their natural limitations—similar to overclocking a machine. As a result, the pokémon’s heightened abilities trigger another stimulus in their bodies that normally activates when evolving, forcing them to take on a new form that fully utilizes their newfound power. Once the frequency stops producing the required sound waves, or the pokémon is unable to hear them, the stimuli immediately shut down and they instantly revert back to their original form.
However, there are several drastic side effects that make Nega-Mega Evolution more dangerous and risky. First of all, the stimulus effect from the sound waves also causes a pokémon to have strong feelings of anger and frustration, and makes them more likely to go into violent tantrums or fits of rage. Second, since the sound waves heightens their id and reduces their superego, they now act solely on primal instincts and behave as feral predators that are mostly capable of fighting and destroying anything they come in contact with. Lastly, since Nega-Mega Evolution causes a pokémon to perform beyond their natural limitations, they use up too much of their energy- similar to when a computer is overheating or when you try to exercise while you're exhausted- and if they stay in this state long enough, they are at the risk of dying from fatigue and exhaustion.