For a while I’ve been messing around with the idea of Dragon/Poison-Type Pokémon that’s based off of a Gila monster and evolves into a Komodo dragon, but I was never able to come up with a solid concept. When attempting to come up with a name for said Gila monster Pokémon, I remembered that Gila is not pronounce gil-a, but rather hil-a with an h sound instead of a g. When trying to come up with names based off of that, I thought of the name Heala, and the concept of an antivenom Pokémon came to mind pretty fast. I felt like it was a unique enough idea to go ahead and make the Pokémon. Basically, this entire episode formed as a way to display this concept. It might have been a tad on the morbid/violent side for Pokémon, but that kind of came with the territory.
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.
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.
As I am sure many of you have noticed by now, the Galacerta sprite was a little off when compared to other sprites and not in line with the Pokémon style. After all this time, my brother has kindly provided an updated version, one that fits in much better.
Classification: The Lizard Constellation Pokémon
Description: Galacerta spend the entire day living inside of caves. Only during the night do they go into the open in order to find food. Galacerta use the starry pattern on its skin to communicate with others. It is believed that Galacerta inspired the constellation Lacerta.
Evolves into Serpenstar at level 30.
Trivia: Lacerta is a real constellation of a lizard. The larger stars on Galacerta’s body reflect the pattern of said constellation.
Hey everyone, I am back and currently writing the next episode of Pokémon. In the meantime, I have something to share with you all. Just today I finally finished constructing my Super Secret Base in Omega Ruby. Come and check it out.
It is a Dragon-Type Gym located north of the Meteorite Falls on Route 115 (requires Surf to reach). It is located in a cave that is said to have been inhabited by the ancient Draconid people. It’s Pokémon are my three favorites in all of Pokémon. I’d be interested in hearing any feedback that any of you might have. Enjoy.
The obvious purpose of this episode was both the concluding of the gym battle from the previous episode, and the initial battle with Ash’s Tenno Region rival, Ryu. Ryu is meant to be the the perfect rival in my eyes. He borrows a lot from Paul, who in my opinion was the best of Ash’s rivals, and a little from Gary, a close second, as well as a little bit of myself mixed in (when I say that, I mean my obsession with Dragon-Type Pokémon). The biggest problem with this episode was that there was too much battling for my tastes. I don’t know how it turned out when read, but I’ll admit that it wasn’t the most interesting to write.