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Project Miato: Nightshade Pokémon

by StellarWind Elsydeon

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StellarWind Elsydeon What is a fan region without its own native creatures? So here is Alraunum - a Grass-type Pokémon commonly found in Quartz Forest - and its evolutions, the Grass/Dark Mandrebus and the Grass/Ghost Belladonyx, evolving at Level 30. Male Alraunum evolve into Mandrebus while females evolve into Belladonyx.

I thought they'd look awesome in this style, as if placed on the pages of an old, medieval-era Herbal.
  1. StellarWind Elsydeon
    StellarWind Elsydeon
    Well sure, if you consider a thing with too wide a grin for its face, very powerful paralyzing toxins, extending nail-tendrils which it uses to draw the life out of its victims and a literal scissor limb which it uses to cut the tendrils when it finishes feeding "majestic". Belladonyx is honestly quite a monster herself - she just appears less monstrous to human standards - which is not surprising, considering she was sort of designed to be "alluring, but with an innate sense of being not quite right" that felt really in line with both the plant she's based on and her nature as a ghost-type.

    Funny story, really - Belladonyx was the first of the line to be designed, inspired by a lot of folklore and mythology around the actual deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna) that I looked into as part of a final assignment for a university course about plants in the service of man (which was one of the more fascinating courses in my biology degree). Mandrebus happened when I felt a male counterpart was needed for the species -which I based around Mandrakes, the berries of which were considered to have medicinal qualities related to male fertility. The more prominent part of the design had to, naturally, be the root (as mandrake roots are the most heavily folklore-referenced part of the plant) - and the horns and sort of more feral looks compared to the more humanoid-appearing Belladonyx was both inspired by celtic 'horned gods' and, to a degree, the whole beauty-and-the-beast thing.

    Alraunum was the last of the line to be created, as sort of an intermediate form between the two - with the notion of the root part becoming more prominent in the males and the leaves, flowers and berries becoming more prominent in the females upon evolution. And thus you have a weird potato that evolves into either a tree hulk or a soul-sucking enchantress who uses her scissor-limb to cut its victim's thread of life... And proof positive that I can draw inspiration from the most random of sources.
    Jun 7, 2017
  2. Puglife2509
    Puglife2509
    female turns into something majestic where as males turn into monsters !
    Jun 7, 2017
  3. Puglife2509
    Puglife2509
    These kind of look like creatures from Fantastic beasts and were to find them
    Jun 7, 2017
  4. StellarWind Elsydeon
    StellarWind Elsydeon
    Yeah, that was part of the idea behind the way I styled this image. ^^
    Jun 5, 2017
  5. The Exorciser
    The Exorciser
    It looks like that book with those plants that nobody knows what they are makes it more cool
    Jun 4, 2017