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Shellos and Gastrodon: Regional Variants

by StellarWind Elsydeon

StellarWind Elsydeon Trying to get myself back into drawing since it's been way too long between work, lack of time/energy and art blocks. So as a warmup I felt like trying something simplistic and Sugimori-esque. Can't quite nail his style (especially lineart-ways), but there you have it. I wanted to get these designs out of my head!

So these guys are a regional variant of Shellos and Gastrodon - not sure from which region, they don't quite fit in either Miato or Syona. Like their Sinnoh counterparts, Both versions of Shellos are pure Water-types. Unlike their Sinnoh counterparts, their different appearances aren't just aesthetic - as they affect their types, stats and abilities upon evolution to Gastrodon.

East Sea Shellos peacefully graze on algae, with time incorporating their chloroplasts into their body structure, becoming Water/Grass types and gaining the Regenerator ability upon evolution. They are somewhat slower and more passive than their counterparts, but have a fairly annoying knack for tanking hits and dishing out damage while recovering. They are based on the Elysia chlorotica sea slug.

The West Sea Shellos, however, pursue a more active sort of prey - Tentacool and Tentacruel. As they grow and evolve, they take their prey's most powerful stinging cells and wield them themselves as offensive and defensive weapons, becoming Water/Poison types and gaining the Intimidate ability upon evolution. Slightly faster and more active than their counterparts, they are less tanky, but are equipped with a wider variety of moves that are meant to cripple and sap their foes' strength. They are based on sea slugs in the family Glaucidae, particularly Glaucus atlanticus and Glaucus marginatus.
  1. Luke The Riolu
    Luke The Riolu
    The guys on the left look like something from Subnautica
    May 29, 2018
  2. byQuaza
    cool idea.
    May 28, 2018