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 Cosmonaut Pokémon
Description: This Pokémon’s extremely thick fur coat acts as an insulator and pressure vessel. Along with its ability extend an air-tight helmet-like extension around its head, this makes it the perfect Pokémon for use in space missions.
Does not evolve
Trivia: Muttnik was the first terrestrial Pokémon to ever be sent into outer space. The data gathered in these test flights paved the way to Tenno’s first maned space missions.
Muttnik is inspired by the real-world dog Laika, one of the first animals to go to space in real life. Laika was sent into space aboard the Sputnik II, hence the name Muttnik.
Classification: The Peaceful Pokémon
Description: The branch carried by Calumba is said to exude a scent that can soothe even the most savage of beasts. Therefore, wherever Calumba travels, peace and harmony follows it.
Evolves into Dovine with use of a Shiny Stone
Trivia: The branch that Calumba carries comes from a very special and rare tree that only grows in one part of the world. Therefor, all Calumba travel to this place early in their life to select their branch that they will use to spread peace.
The name Calumba is derived from the words calm and Columba, the genus that the dove is classified under.
With Sun and Moon Versions on the horizon, I thought that now would be an ideal time reveal a Legendary Sun Pokémon of my own.
Classification: The Solar Pokémon
Description: This Pokémon was revered by the ancients of Tenno as a solar deity. It was known in times past to occasionally descend to Earth from its home in space to temporarily inhabit temples and shrines built in its honor.
Does Not Evolve
Trivia: Heliosol’s name is a combination of the name Helios, the Greek Titan of the Sun, and sol, the Latin word and scientific name for the Sun. In Tenno’s history and legends this Pokémon is highly associated with the Sun. In Luna and Terra Versions this Pokémon can be found in the ruins of Solar Peak, the highest summit of Mt. Corona, but only after the player has defeated Terratlas/Seluna and entered the Hall of Fame. There seems to be more to this mysterious Pokémon than meets the eye.
Gathering solar energy, the user unleashes an intense storm of charged particles. The attack is powered up if used when the sunlight is harsh.
When the Pokémon attacks or is sent into a battle, it turns the sunlight harsh.
Classification: The Hyper-Intelligent Pokémon
Description: Delphin is one of the most intelligent species of Pokémon known. While it actually breathes air, it must live in the water so that it can use it as a constant coolant for its hyperactive brain, which would otherwise overheat. It expels the heated water through the blowhole on its back.
Does not Evolve
Trivia: Since the cooling requirements of their massive brains has forced Delphin to permanently live underwater, this has hindered their ability to interact with the world around them, such as losing the ability to grasp and move objects. To move past this hindrance, the already large brain of Delphin grew even larger and developed telekinetic powers to compensate. It’s name is derived from Delphinus, the scientific term for a dolphin, but shortened to sound more like Dolphin. Also, it calls to mind Delphi, as in the Oracle of Delphi, in reference to its psychic powers.
Classification: The Guiding Pokémon
Description: Known as the Guiding Light, Myoken will appear to those who are lost and guide them to what their heart most desires. It is affiliated with the North Star.
Does Not Evolve
Trivia: Myoken is the first event-exclusive Legendary Pokémon to be announced from the Tenno Region. It is meant to fill the same niche occupied by Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Shaymin, Victini, and Diancie. It’s name is derived from the Japanese goddess of the North Star of the same name. The four arms of and two orbs held by Myoken are also inspired by the same goddess, as she was depicted with four arms and as holding the sun and moon discs. As an event-exclusive Legendary, the only way to obtain Myoken is either through a direct download event or via a special item known as the Polar Pass, only given away at a specific event. Once the Polar Pass is obtained, you can take it to the captain of the hover-boat, the S.S. Galaxy (the main transport between Horizoport City and Kanaveral City, as well as the only way to get to the Pokémon League). Once the Polar Pass is shown to him, the captain will recount to you a story of when he was just a young cabin boy and his ship got lost at sea. Myoken appeared to guide the ship home. He tells you that that Polar Pass proves that you are worthy of meeting Myoken, so he’ll bring you Myoken’s home, the star-shaped island known as Far North Isle. The island is mostly covered in frost and snow, but if you travel there at night, you will be treated to a magnificent view of the stars. The only thing on this island is Myoken, which you can challenge to battle and try to capture as you want.
Classification: The Shooting Star Pokémon
Description: This mythical Pokémon is said to be the very first shooting star to ever fall to Earth in ancient times. It is also said that it watches over humanity, protecting it along with the two other Cosmic Guardians.
Does not Evolve
Trivia: Ryusei’s name comes from the Japanese word for shooting star. It’s worth noting that it literally translates to dragon-like, as shooting stars were often described as being the trail of a dragon. Ryusei is the first of the Cosmic Guardian Trio, or Cosmic Trio for short, the Legendary Trio of the Tenno Region.