Title: A Platypus With HUMAN HANDS
Description: Okay well maybe not but close enough
Tutimetzel - April 25, 2010 08:52 PM (GMT)
I've been spriting quite a bit lately, so I have a lot of fakes that I haven't shown here yet (excluding the three below there's still 7 more)
In fact, if I get enough posts in this thread, I might post one of the three legendaries I have sprited
IT'S CASTlPUS (yes that's an L in there but casti has it so the forum writes his name all lowercase)
castipus (I tried a Spanish exclamation mark but casti's thought of everything!), a complete overhaul of an old concept, is a pure Poison type and doesn't evolve, which pretty much automatically makes him crap, but it's got an awesome gimmick going for it that makes it worthwhile
It has an exclusive ability called Antibodied, which reverses the effects of any status ailment inflicted upon it, as well as giving all its Poison type attacks a 30% chance of inflicting said status ailment
For example, if it were to be burned, its attack would double and it would gain 1/8 of its HP back each turn, not to mention having a 30% of inflicting a burn on the opponent with any of its Poison attacks
So as you can probably guess, the green one is the standard (or poisoned one I guess, since Poison types are immune to poisoning), the red one is the burned one, the blue is frozen (uh... it can move...? well, it has 30% of inflicting freeze so good enough!), the yellow is the paralyzed one (speed is quadrupled and doesn't have to worry about being fully paralyzed) and the gray is asleep (see freeze)
It also gets a signature move that I haven't named yet that changes type based on its status ailment and has a whopping 50% chance of inflicting it - might be broken with freeze but how often do you get frozen anyway
Catacurn (cactus + taciturn) is a pure Grass type that evolves into Bandiero (bandit + fiero [means wild or ferocious in Spanish and sounds like fire]), a Grass/Fire type, by use of a Fire Stone
As for abilities, they both have Chlorophyll and Warm Blooded, the latter basically being the Fire type version of Chlorophyll (Magmar line and others will have it too)
Not much else to say
castiboy - April 25, 2010 09:28 PM (GMT)
sweet castipus' sprite, style is pretty tuti-ish. i LOVE the feet, hands and tail are cool, well thought ideas there.
i don't really get the eyes... what's white and what's shine, where's it looking at and what part of that is its irises? head reminds me too much of magby.
you may wanna differentiate the belly/claws/bill hue a bit more from the main color, the all unified palette works great but i'm not sure it's all Pokémonish.
ability is very complicated and status effect boosting part of it is too uber, but it's quite interesting. i really like how people see Pokémon as much more complicated than the game mechanics, but it's hard to make that work you know...
and what about the awesome asian dragon evolution it had? i loved the sprite, and would love to see you rework it for this one.
i see you put a lot of detail in the cactus, but from far away, it looks more like jpeg noise to me :/ ... i'm not not a fan of solitary pixels of different color, if the contrast is not high enough, they'll look like visual noise/artifacts.
cool ideas nontheless. although catacurn might sound a bit too close to cacturn, and bandiero sounds more like bandera (flag) than anything else to me, and spanish is my mother tongue.
Tutimetzel - April 25, 2010 10:04 PM (GMT)
Of course castipus would have relatively low stats, since it's a gimmick Pokémon
If even then it's too much I can always lower it to like 15% of inflicting the status ailment
As for the shadow color of the white parts, I see what you mean, but I felt it would've been somewhat redundant if they all just had blueish/other tinted markings
As for the eyes, they're like Dunsparce's - they're just circles with a line going through them, except here that's what they look like open while on Dunsparce it's just its eyelids
Regarding the evo it had, I'm trying to break away from the make-everything-a-dragon/dinosaur-upon-evolution mantra, so I don't think I'll be remaking him
As for the cacti, would it be better if I upped the contrast between the skin and thorns?
Concerning the prevo's name, I wanted to have maybe some Spanish in it to go along with the evo, but I don't know Spanish at all (I found out what fiero means by Googling it and clicking on the first link, the Wikipedia page for the Pontiac Fiero)
Since Spanish is your mother tongue, I'd be glad to take any name suggestions since the current name isn't that great
Jake - April 29, 2010 12:44 AM (GMT)
Cactińo for the young? Nińo means child. Also, the adult kinda looks like aguaro cacti, so why not Banguaro for the adult?
castiboy - April 29, 2010 06:20 PM (GMT)
problem with cactińo is that ń isn't a standard english character, it's not even an ASCII character. how would you write that sound in english? -gno? not really... and... "aguaro"?
back to those solitary yellow pixels, i really thing it's a bad idea to have that tiny details when they're not part of a close pattern (like "dithered" teeth or something... like a zipper, etc) unless you goo the whole way and (partially) outline them, which would be like making the detail bigger, at least 2 or 3 pixels. something like this
for the hat part.
and back to castipus, i like the idea of unconventional eyes, but it's not visible enough. they really look like normal eyes to me, albeit weirdly sprited. the diagonal black stripe looks like a not well rounded iris/pupil with a shine in the middle... maybe lower the contrast in the eye somehow, or tilt the line so it's more visible that it's a straight line crossing the eye and not the visible part of a classic pupil. also, all this reminded me of this
sort of eyes, horizontal thing pupils.
Jake - April 30, 2010 03:59 AM (GMT)
Tutimetzel - May 2, 2010 08:31 PM (GMT)
Took a little time, but I got around to fixing up the cactus line according to casti's suggestions:
Also as a note, they are now called Cactińo
Thanks to Jake for the former; the latter also now kind of incorporates "saguaro" in it, if only just a little bit
Even though ń isn't a standard character, I think it adds a little bit of spice to the name so I'm going with it
Anyway, as I doubt a small edit would warrant that many new posts, I might as well post something new
This sprite literally took less than 10 minutes to make (though I like it) and the overworld is merely an edit of Porygon2's
Introducing iPorygon, the new - and legal - split evo to Porygon2
Unlike Porygon-Z, which is heavily implied to be illegal software in-game, iPorygon is the official and marketed evo
Its gimmick is that it basically starts out with a blank canvas as its ability, allowing you to download a selection of several different abilities for a fee (of course it's only one at a time, but you can constantly replace the one you have by downloading another)
This plays on the idea of being able to adapt to virtually any environment, as it can be customized as you see fit
Some of the abilities you can install are Download, Normalize, Adaptability, Trace, Levitate, Upload (defensive version of Download) and a few others
It also has a new signature move that saves its current state when used, and then two turns later returns it to how it was the turn it used the move
For example, if it uses this move and gets burned and damaged later, when the move's effect activates iPorygon's state will return to how it was when it used it two turns ago, burn free and undamaged
Of course, the downside to this is that it won't work if iPorygon faints or switches before the effect goes into play
castiboy - May 2, 2010 08:47 PM (GMT)
and let me guess, it can't learn Flash *comedic drum roll*
that signature move sounds great, but it has to have an active downside to it, because otherwise, it's like a free full restore with certain conditions. too uber, make it like it can't use moves against its opponent meanwhile for instance. it's like a sort of rest thing but it still could use moves that only affect itself.
you may want to consider using purple instead of blue in it though, since it's been apple's "bg color" silver/white for a big while now.
about banduero (which still sounds like bandera but does make sense with all that name explanation), maybe have orange/red spikes to match its fire type?
Tutimetzel - May 3, 2010 12:24 AM (GMT)
Don't really get what you mean about the purple; you mean it's like the color synonymous with Apple like red, white and blue are with the USA or something along those lines?
As for its signature move, though it has its obvious advantages over Rest, also remember that the Porygon line has never really excelled in speed, meaning that a faster opponent could easily land a blow on iPorygon before it even managed to pull off the move, effectively causing it to "save" itself in an already damaged state
Only being able to use moves that affect itself seems kind of like too annoying a limitation, though I'll try and think of something
Also just something cool that I thought of, if I ever make an RPG with these I could hand out iPorygon: Model Black as a promo Pokémon haha
As for Banduero, it actually did originally have flame-like frills on its hat, though it made it look too top heavy so I removed them
Though I'll probably change the neon green to red and then also add a few yellow patterns; makes more sense thematically I suppose
Xcisor - May 3, 2010 03:52 PM (GMT)
I really love the idea of iPorygon, maybe evolves with an item like SLIPH CO. APPLE DISC or something along those lines. The downloadable ability is great too. Although I think it would be neat if It could download ANY ability.
The Black Model would be a neat Promo, though would it be the shiny version? I think it'd also be neat to distribute them in a fashion like ipods-all different kinds of colors, kind of like the Pupallete fake you had awhile back. ( Hope I got the name right/knows what I'm talking about.)
As far as the design I think it looks a little bit too much like Porygon 2. I think you should maybe redo it by making it a shrunk down, white/silver version of your old Porygon-Z.2
EDIT: Maybe something like this:
(Just a mix of two of your own sprites.)
A little more polished up and shaded better but...
castiboy - May 3, 2010 06:27 PM (GMT)
i think the strength of the iPorygon concept is (much like the ipod's) partly in its simplicity. thus the almost identical body shape fits rather well, and as long as the sprite is fully custom (which it is unless i'm mistaken) it should be fine.
as for purple, i meant is that if you look at iProducts color scheme, it's been rather on the silver/black side of things for a while (since iPod 6G, iPhone and the new iMacs). On the other hand, the "bg color" for their products (the software side, thing iPhone OS and OS X) has been on the purple side since *checks wiki entries for OS X versions* Leopard (2007).
blue remids me of this (OLD): http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fe/TigerDesk.png
purple's more recent: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8...ard_Desktop.png
and i see what you mean about the fire patterns and stuff but it would look too busy is you changed the bright green to some other color. what i meant is that the yellow spikes could work in red as well, and further show the type change.
Tutimetzel - May 4, 2010 01:45 AM (GMT)
Oh, you mean as in the thorns on the body in red instead?
As for iPorygon - yeah, the simplicity is a major factor in the evolution, and while the sprite Xcisor whipped up is definitely cool looking, I feel as if my old Porygon-Z.2 was taking the Porygon line in an entirely different direction than what was intended by Gamefreak
After all, the Porygon line is more of a representation of the evolution of technology than they are of ducks/parrots/whatever, and I feel that one of the criteria for creating a successful Pokémon evolution is expanding on the concept rather than deviating from it for the sake of looking cool
And Xcisor, about your idea for multiple colorations like an actual iPod, I was actually indeed thinking of that for the promo event, though now that I think about it iPorygon might look tacky in anything other than white or black; nonetheless, I'll definitely try at least one additional coloration (EDIT: see bottom paragraph)
Lastly, directed towards casti, I actually WAS thinking of the old background when doing the color scheme, and blue and white also reminds me of the Wii which I think goes well with Nintendo
As for white + purple, as an actual independent color scheme (as in, unrelated to the whole Apple idea) I don't like it too much which also influenced the decision, though I'll 100% make that as the shiny colors
Hmm... you know, with that comment I made on how white and light blue remind me of the Wii, I think it would actually be a better idea for a promo to give out X-Box 360 (light gray + green) and PS3 (black + uh... red I guess?) versions haha
Oh and the X-Box version gets Overheat http://www.instantrimshot.com
Tutimetzel - May 5, 2010 03:59 AM (GMT)
Quick update before I go to bed
As a special event, for a short time you would be able to download different skins for your iPorygon
I have a few new sprites ready as well, will post one or two tomorrow
Lydario - May 5, 2010 04:11 AM (GMT)
Hmm... something about the gray one bugs me. I think it's that green in itself tends to be a more neutral color than red, and then green and gray together make for minimal contrast. Could I suggest perhaps switching the red and green? I also feel like black and red tends to read as "evil" and I don't know if that was something you'd intended to have, but it would probably help get rid of that.
castiboy - May 5, 2010 08:22 PM (GMT)
those are okay palettes i guess, but the 360 isn't that gray and the ps3 is quite darker looking... plus i don't really think it's a good idea to expand your concept in that direction either... special black iPorygon sounded just fine and enough to me.
PS: instant rimshot. should have used that link when i made the joke about flash. well, it's saved for later.
Tutimetzel - May 6, 2010 02:36 AM (GMT)
The thing is, the way the shading is now doesn't really allow for the gray and black versions to look as "slick" or shiny as the white one with out changing it or adding highlights, which isn't exactly something I would do with a recolor
I might just scrap the two new ones, probably
Nifty Ned - May 25, 2010 02:20 AM (GMT)
I really like the castipus sprites. The shape and shading of the head makes me think of lumpy broccoli.
Also, I really love the cactus fakes. The only problem I have is that the first one's name is too similar to Cacturn.
Jake - May 25, 2010 06:45 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Nifty Ned @ May 25 2010, 03:20 AM)|
| I really like the castipus sprites. The shape and shading of the head makes me think of lumpy broccoli. I'm not sure why there are 5 different colors, though. Are they different forms?|
Also, I really love the cactus fakes. The only problem I have is that the first one's name is too similar to Cacturn.
if you read, you'd know why they're different colours. :P
also, i think he's looking for a new name for his cacti. :D