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Nega-Mega Evolutions: Nega-Mega Raichu

by Mr.Munchlax

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Mr.Munchlax This is one of my recent Nega-Mega Evolution designs, & this one was specifically requested by @theclownfish. Like Nega-Mega Greninja (& the next few Nega-Megas I'll be releasing), this was done in gouache, but this time I tried to tone it down on the amount of paint I used and treated it more like watercolor, putting a ton of emphasis on shading & shadow shapes.

Anyway, coming up with Nega-Mega Raichu wasn't easy since I found it kind of a big challenge to take the evolved form of the mascot to the entire pokémon franchise and turn it into one of the many other feral monsters I created, though I think this turned out pretty good. When coming up with a design, at first I wanted to focus more on both kangaroo rats (the main rodent Raichu was based on) & common rats found in fields or sewers such as brown and black rats. However, I decided to do a little more research and found a few rodents that I thought would work for the final design. The prickly fur on Nega-Mega Raichu's paws, back, and head (or its Mohawk-Mutton Chops combo as I call it :p ) came from the Armored Rat, while his teeth came from the Naked Mole Rat.

This then helped me to come up with the rest of Nega-Mega Raichu's design as well as its type and stats:
Nega-Mega Raichu
Type: Electric/Fighting
Ability: Huge Power
Stats: 70/150/65/90/80/150​

Due to its rougher and bulkier appearance, I decided to turn Nega-Mega Raichu into an Electric/Fighting type since it would also cause it to match with some of the well known trainers who've used this species such as Lt. Surge. Additionally, I decided to raise its Speed and Physical Attack, while also giving it Huge Power as its ability so that it'd be similar to Azumarill, Diggersby, & Mega Mawile. As for the tail, I decided to have it reflect its new dual typing by making it look like both a lightning bolt & a sword. Lastly, for the color scheme, I gave Nega-Mega Raichu brown fur with orange accents to look similar to how Raichu normally looks like it has orange fur with yellow accents, thereby referencing its previous form.
  1. theclownfish
    very good and i like it alot
    Feb 10, 2015
  2. The Voltagonist
    The Voltagonist
    Gaaaaah! Nega-Megas are mega awesome!
    ...Okay sorry, that was bad. XD
    Feb 1, 2015
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  3. Azur
    Whoa, another epic Nega-Mega evolution! I can tell how hard you work on these, and I must say good job and I am impressed.
    Jan 31, 2015