Classification: The Snake Constellation Pokémon
Description: Due to its serpent nature and the pattern of light along the length of its body, this Pokémon would appear to be the origin of the constellation Serpens. This Pokémon is known for its majestic beauty and serene movements.
Evolves from Galacerta at level 30 and into Dracosmic at level 50 at night
Trivia: It is unknown why Galacerta loses its limbs when it Evolves into Serpenstar, and then regains them when Evolving once more into Dracosmic. Some suggest that it allows it to better adapt to its serpentine body, and then regains its limbs once it has mastered its new form. Serpens is an actual constellation. It’s middle segment is noticeably missing because the snake depicted in Serpens is being held by another constellation, Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer.
I was inspired to write movies for Cosmic Quest very early on in planning for it. I decided that if I wanted the series to feel as much like the actual series as possible, the addition of periodic movies would help a whole lot. Actually, I made Myoken for this movie. Way back all those years ago when I first created the Tenno Region I created two event-exclusive Legendary Pokémon, but not Myoken. When rebooting the region for Cosmic Quest, I realized that not only was I an event Legendary short from the standard amount of three, but I had yet to create a Pokémon to fit the “Mew Niche.” So Myoken was created, and the story of this movie based off of it.
For those of you who have read the Cosmic Chronicles, you know that I used it as an opportunity to set up for the movie, a prequel of sorts. That was not my original intention at all when planning for the Cosmic Chronicles, but I quickly realized that it was a golden opportunity since the movie would be coming out so soon. So I worked in the characters Aries and Pleiades, replacing a generic Team Interplanetary scientist and tacked on the extra scene at the end with Myoken. As I slightly tied Cosmic Chronicles into the main series, I have also tied the movie into the main series, something that I feel the real show could handle better than they do. Future chapters of Cosmic Chronicles won’t necessarily be tied into movies, this one one just happened to work out.
One interesting fact about the movie that may not be apparent to a reader of the movie is the relationship between Myoken and Dracosmic. It is actually a two-fold reference. Dracosmic is based on the real-world constellation Draco, which wraps around the North Star. The other reference is to Myoken’s mythic origins. The Japanese goddess Myoken was often depicted as riding on the head of a dragon. Hence Dracosmic serves a reference both to the real North Star and the myth of Myoken.
I hope you all enjoyed the first Cosmic Quest movie and are looking forward to the next.
You may have already heard that there is currently a Shiny Rayquaza being given out to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire over Wi-Fi. What you may not have known is that this Rayquaza belongs to Galileo. Check out its Original Trainer (OT) and you’ll find that it’s listed as Galileo. Now this could just be a reference to the fact that the Perseid Meteor Shower is currently peaking, and the real world Galileo, who was a famous astronomer, but as Galileo Galilei never even heard of a Pokémon, it seems much more likely that this mysterious Rayquaza used to belong to the Tenno Champion himself. Just think about it: it is a black, serpentine dragon, connected to space, just like Galileo’s signature Pokémon, Dracosmic. Surely if there is a trainer out there worthy of capturing a Shiny Rayquaza, it must be Galileo.
Some of the more observant of the show, might notice that this episode is similar to the Diamond and Pearl episode Top-Down Training, where Paul challenged Cynthia to battle, only to lose completely against her Garchomp. In all honesty, this episode was a copy of that one, but I couldn’t resist. It allowed for a good amount of character development for Ryu, and it allowed for us to meet Galileo. And since Galileo’s signature Pokémon, Dracosmic, is a Dragon-Type, it was a perfect opportunity. I actually really liked this episode. I think it might be one of my favorites so far. In addition to seeing the the battle, we also got to see Ash acting serious for a change, and Brock giving his advice. I felt like it was a touching scene. For anyone who might curious, here’s the just completed image of Galileo:
Classification: The Dragon Constellation Pokémon
Description: The larger points of light on Dracosmic’s scales align perfectly with the stars in the constellation Draco, leading historians to speculate that it was the ancients’ basis for the constellation. Dracosmic have the ability to float, and will often be found flying during the night, when their bodies blend in with the starry sky, but people rarely realize what they’re seeing.
Evolves from Serpenstar at level 50 at night.
Trivia: Dracosmic is Tenno’s “regional dragon,” similar to Dragonite, Kingdra, Salamence, etc. It is the only Pokémon that can learn the move Draco Meteor through level up, making it its signature move. For the sake of comparison, the real-world constellation Draco looks like the following image:
I’ve also completed Ryu’s Character Guide section and added a new section to the New Mechanics page dealing with Signature Moves. Check them out.