Fakemon Concepts and Ideas

A list of ideas and concepts that might make interesting fakemon, free for you to use as inspiration whenever you like.

This is not necessarily going to contain every single idea that's appeared on the Phoenixdex or the IdeaDex in some form; it's really a semi-personal list of the concepts that I think are particularly interesting or that I'd be most eager to work with. It's also going to contain some ideas that have not been blogged about over on the IdeaDex because it's largely a carryover from a private pre-IdeaDex list. Just because this list caters a little more to me personally doesn't mean the ideas here aren't free for anyone to use, of course! Trying to keep something like "I want to base a fakemon on a Zyzzyva weevil" to myself is silly—the world probably can't have too many zyzzyva fakes, in fact—and also I'm hardly going to get to everything on this massive list anyway! That said, though, eventually you'll be able to use the headings and the links to IdeaDex post tags (tag index page here) to browse all the posted ideas that aren't on this list for one reason or another.

Some of these come with a few links to Wikipedia, other articles, additional images or Tumblr posts; for those that don't, well, you're bright cookies, aren't you? Wikipedia and Google should be plenty to get you started on researching your shiny new fakemon idea. A few also have name suggestions if you're interested.

One of these days I will do a more thorough job organizing these (and adding more links!), I swear. Right now I just want to make sure it's available at all!

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  • Bobolink
  • Bower bird (grass?/flying)
  • Bustard
  • Cockatiel (electric because pikacheeks; also gender diffs, color of head/tail etc)
  • Cuckoo
  • Drongo (flycatching birds that are excellent mimics)
  • Flycatcher (maybe the madagascar ones with the red or white males?)
  • Frogmouth
  • Honeyguide
  • Jacamar (esp. genus Galbula)
  • Kagu or sunbittern
  • Kakapo (ground-type? sound-based?)
  • Kiwi (+kiwifruit? it is round and brown and fuzzy, after all)
  • Kookaburra
  • Magpie
  • Megapode birds (e.g. Australian brushturkey; can these fly I am confused)
  • Myna (sound-based/mimicry; it's mostly hill mynas that talk, although some other species like the Bali myna are prettier so hm... shinies or something maybe)
  • Roadrunner
  • Shrike
  • Whip-poor-will (cries are supposedly a death omen, etc; "whisporwil"?)
  • White-throated needle-tailed swift (fastest flying bird)
  • Woodpecker (two-stage split? fire and poison evos that destroy trees in fun and exciting ways? thought I read something about a mildly poisonous woodpecker but I can't find it again so that may be incorrect)

Water Birds

  • Auk
  • Booby
  • Darter/anhinga/snakebird ("snake bird"? also called "devil birds", so...?)
  • Flamingo
  • Frigatebird (pirate bird?)
  • Gannet
  • Hamerkop (S. African "hammerhead stork", often seen in legends as the "Lightning Bird"; electric/water Thor demon stork idk)
  • Loon (esp. Pacific Loon, interesting colors)
  • Marabou stork (a.k.a. undertaker bird; ghost or dark or something?)
  • Red-breasted merganser (diving duck with high flight speed; see also [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds_by_flight_speed list of birds by flight speed])
  • Southern Giant Petrel (spits nasty stomach goo at predators/uses as food for chicks/migration)
  • Spur-winged goose (poisonous due to eating blister beetles; see also other information about "spur-winged" birds here and here)
  • Tern
  • Tropical penguin

Raptors/Birds of Prey

  • Caracara
  • Eagle (harpy, Haast's, Steller's, Phillipine/haribon, martial, bateleur)
  • Ferruginous hawk
  • Goshawk
  • Gyrfalcon
  • Kite
  • Kite, kestrel, etc. that hunts by eating things flushed out of the grass by fire (e.g. the ones in madagascar)
  • Merlin
  • Owl (eagle, snowy, burrowing, barn, screech, little, elf, spectacled, giant prehistoric owls with long legs)
  • Peregrine falcon
  • Secretary bird or seriema
  • Sparrowhawk


  • Bee-eater
  • Black and yellow broadbill
  • Bronzewing pigeon
  • Cock-of-the-rock (see here)
  • Emerald toucanet
  • Fairy wren ("fairy" wren?)
  • Fire hummingbird ("hummingburn"? eh)
  • Hoatzin
  • Golden pheasant
  • Ifrita (poisonous)
  • Kingfisher
  • Motmot, esp. turquoise-browed motmot
  • Pitohui (poisonous)
  • Pitta
  • Roller, esp. blue-bellied roller
  • Sage grouse
  • Serinette canary (a type of music box meant to teach canaries how to sing)
  • Starling (yes starly is one but some of these are whoa super pretty, e.g. Common starling; also shown here)
  • Trogon
  • Tufted coquette hummingbird

Misc. Ideas

  • Ostrich with its head in the sand (ground-type?)
  • Sriracha chicken (fire/poison?)

Reptiles and Amphibians


  • Anole
  • Basilisk lizard
  • Beaded lizard (electric, "lightning strikes w/ tail"?)
  • Boyd's forest dragon
  • Diplodactylinae gecko (stores fat and foul-smelling defense fluid in tail; Strophurus, Diplodactylus)
  • Draco flying lizard
  • Fan-throated lizard
  • Frill-necked lizard
  • Fringe-toed lizard
  • Horned lizard (aka "horned toad")
  • Iguana
  • Monitor lizard
  • Monkey-tail skink
  • Night lizard (usually never strays far from its home; with attached log/rock/etc. home like a hermit crab?)
  • Panther chameleon (literal?)
  • Rainbow agama
  • Rainbow skink
  • Sailfin lizard (can run on water—combine with basilisk?)


  • Feathered/spiny/hairy (Atheris) viper
  • Flying snake
  • Garter snake
  • Kingsnake (nonvenomous, coral snake colors, immune to venom of other snakes)
  • Leaf-nosed (Langaha) snake
  • Palmetto corn snake (looks kind of like a koi fish; evolves from a koi?)
  • Rhabdophis snake (venomous/mildly venomous, but also poisonous due to eating poisonous toads; venomous snake that also oozes poison?)
  • Saw-scaled viper
  • Shieldtail snake (actual tails not all that interesting, but maybe exaggerate the tail tip into a large/expandable shield it can cover itself with when coiled up)
  • Spitting cobra (find way to differentiate from Arbok)
  • Stiletto snake
  • Sunbeam snake (iridescent scales)
  • Tentacled snake (Erpeton) (evolve it into some sort of mustachioed dragon thing?)

Turtles and Tortoises

  • Mata-mata
  • Snapping turtle ("alligator" snapping turtle?)
  • Soft-shelled turtle

Other Reptiles

  • Gharial
  • Legless lizards (slow worms, glass snakes, etc.)
  • Tuatara (with the third eye thing… psychic?)

Frogs and Toads

  • Cane toad
  • Gliding tree frog (with web membranes)
  • Hairy frog

Other Amphibians

  • Caecilians (limbless amphibians)
  • Siren (combine with mythical?)

Misc. Ideas

  • A kite shaped like a cobra hood
  • Sewer alligator
  • Sound-related frog (different from tympole line/politoed... also, frogs possibly only hear croaks from own species?)


Rodents and Other Small Mammals

  • African spiny mouse (possibly with regenerator and/or shed skin)
  • Anomalure (scaly-tailed squirrel, most can glide)
  • Hamster on a wheel/in a ball; pikaclone that generates electricity by running?
  • Hutia
  • Hyrax
  • Kangaroo rat
  • Lemming
  • Naked mole rat (or Damaraland mole rat, not hairless but similar; maybe make it sort of like a eusocial insect colony? with a pharaohnic "queen", since they live in Africa?)
  • Pika (electric? lol)
  • Porcupine (preferably not electric or poison plz, e.g. grass like a "porcupinecone", fire and throwing flaming quills, etc.; maybe some sort of archer that has a "bow" on its back and can fire quills like arrows... grass/fighting, for example?)
  • Solenodon
  • Springhare
  • Tenrec (esp. streaked tenrec, good colors for electric-type, communicates by vibrating quills)
  • The Vacanti mouse ("sonoranti"?)
  • Volcano rabbit (literally?)
  • Woodchuck

Land-based Carnivora

  • African painted dog
  • Basset hound
  • Bush dog
  • Chihuahua
  • Coati
  • Cougar/puma/mountain lion
  • Dhole
  • Fossa
  • Husky (w/sled attached?)
  • Jaguar
  • Kinkajou
  • Leopard
  • Papillion (toy dog breed; with actual "wing" ears? bug? fairy?)


  • Babirusa (ridiculous-tusked pig)
  • Bison
  • Bongo (antelope)
  • Chevrotain (mouse deer)
  • Donkey or mule
  • Elephant (ice, if not doing a woolly mammoth? "pachyeas/pacheas/pachyas" or something, e.g. pachyderm + boreas? alternatively, electric? poison? ground?)
  • Elk
  • Gerenuk (long-neckted antelope that stands on its hind legs)
  • Moose
  • Musk deer
  • Muskox
  • Okapi (fire-type? supposedly they eat charcoal from time to time; they also mark their territory with a "tar-like" substance from their hooves, which can be styled as flammable)
  • Ox (fire-type "Chinese zodiac" starter? an ox combined with a covered wagon?)
  • Rhinoceros (ice, if not doing a woolly rhino? some other type? ooh something dark might be kind of cool)
  • Zebra or zorse (zebra/horse hybrid)


  • Aye-aye (sound-related? fingers like conductors' batons? "virtuaizo"?)
  • Baboon
  • Cotton-top tamarin
  • Howler monkey or siamang (siamangs have a throat pouch like a frog for loud calls)
  • Marmoset
  • Slow loris (poisonous)
  • Squirrel-monkey (literally?)


  • Antechinus or planigale (or other small dasyurid)
  • Glider
  • Opossum (e.g. Virginia opossum, Western hemisphere only)
  • Pademelon
  • Possum (e.g. Australian possums, Eastern hemisphere only)
  • Quokka
  • Rat-kangaroo
  • Tree-kangaroo
  • Yapok (water opossum)


  • Beluga whale
  • Elephant seal (literally?)
  • Leopard seal (literally?)
  • Pack-hunting whales/dolphins (e.g. orcas; more than one creature as a single pokémon?)
  • Sea lion (literally?)

Misc. Mammals

  • Armadillo (possibly one patterned like a car tire, like donphan... "carmadillo" or sth idk)
  • Colugo
  • Pink fairy armadillo
  • Platypus (maybe electric since they can sense electricity in their prey? delivering shocks with their spurs instead of venom? (in addition to venom, and either make it like umbreon or make it poison/electric?))
  • Tent-making bat

Misc. Ideas

  • Albino (lab) rat (psychic? make it evolve into something that is like a scientist in a coat so the "experiment has become the experimenter" or something?)
  • Bear on a unicycle (evolve it into a bear on a motorcycle?)
  • Beast tamer that is itself a "beast" (e.g., a lion with a whip tail)
  • Deer made of "money" (because "doe" and "buck" ololol; man-made species?)
  • Fainting goat
  • Flying buffalo ("buffalo wings")
  • Generic marsupial (no specific thing, kind of like Eevee)
  • Ghost-type lemur (etymology "lemures", etc.)
  • Junkyard dog (fighting/steel?)
  • More venomous/poisonous mammals in general
  • Paired fakes (split evo? probably single stage though) based on hybrids, e.g. ligers, grolar bears, etc., e.g. a white-and-brown bear and a brown-and-white bear
  • Porcupine/hedgehog-like thing with hollow spines that produce sound (blow through tail, like bagpipes?)
  • Saguaro jaguar; guava jaguar
  • Ship's cat (water-type/pirate/sailor/captain cat; starter?)
  • St. Bernard brandy barrel
  • St. Guinefort or Gelert
  • Vampire musk deer/chevrotain (actually drinks blood? maybe drains vegetables instead?)
  • Whale/dolphin that is some kind of ship or barge or boat or something



  • Arctic char (cold-water fish, but it has "char" in its name so that totally means it survives the cold by having internal fire, right)
  • Betta (anthropomorphic?)
  • Convict cichlid
  • Flying fish
  • Golden dorado
  • Lancetfish
  • Lizardfish
  • Sandlance
  • Snakehead
  • Sturgeon (huge, long-lived)
  • Tuna

Sharks, Rays, Eels, Other Unusual Fish

  • Chimaera (deep-sea cartilaginous fish; "ghost shark"?)
  • Dogfish (literally?)
  • Goblin shark
  • Hammerhead (electric? psychic?)
  • Requiem shark (doesn't look all that remarkable but the name...?)
  • Sawfish or sawshark (...jackhammerhead shark?)
  • Whale shark (literally?)


  • Blobfish
  • Cutlassfish (aka frostfish...?)
  • Fancy goldfish (oranda, ryukin, veiltail, etc.)
  • Glass catfish (transparent fish: ghost-type? skeletal-looking fish that aren't actually ghosts?)
  • Hagfish
  • Handfish (see also here, slide 21)
  • Hatchetfish (freshwater and marine hatchetfish are unrelated but either would be cool)
  • Lionfish (leonine qwilfish evo? combine with an actual lion or sea lion?)
  • Oarfish
  • Sarcastic fringehead
  • Seabat (vaguely manta-like anglerfish; actual "sea-bat"?)
  • Sea robin (see also here, slide 13)
  • Stargazer (venomous, also have electric organs)
  • Stomiidae fish (see also the blackdragon fish at slide 9 here)
  • Swordfish or sailfish or marlin (sailfish can change color; can heat their eyes and brains to improve vision; swordsman? swashabre, colichemar, finsaber, fincer, marlée, salichemar? marlancer, sailancer? a "sea horse" destrier/warhorse marlin with a "jousting lance" beak?)
  • Toothed seadevil (teeth on outside of mouth)
  • Viperfish (literally?)
  • Wolftrap angler (can move the teeth in its upper jaw to form a cage around fish in its mouth)

Misc. Ideas

  • Dragon-like ray/skate?
  • Fish in a fishbowl (maybe combine with those tacky old-timey diver decorations/an old-school diving helmet? water/steel, probably rock head or something…?)
  • Jenny Haniver
  • One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish (Basculin kind of does this a little, but I'm not sure if that's intentional)
  • School of fish acting as a single Pokémon a la Magneton or Dugtrio
  • Sand sharks with pyramids or obelisks for dorsal fins


General Insects

  • Antlion (literally? alternatively, they're sometimes called "doodlebugs", so something to do with art/sand art? sketch?)
  • Armored ground cricket (Acanthoplus)
  • Blister beetles and similar (fire-colored beetles, Spanish flies, Oedemeridae/false blister beetles)
  • Caddisfly (larvae make silk nets for fishing/protection)
  • Cockchafer (omg the antennae)
  • "Damsel"fly and "dragon"fly; is there a possible knight analogue that could go with this?
  • Dobsonfly
  • Earwig
  • Firebrat (fire-type?)
  • Golden tortoise beetle
  • Grylloblattid (aka "icebug", also maybe those mantophasmids they're related to?)
  • Japanese beetle
  • June bug (maybe head through a thing that looks like a car grill; bug/steel or bug/rock?)
  • Katydid
  • Lantern fly (snake/lizard-headed? glowing "heads" even though they don't actually emit light?)
  • Merchant grain beetle
  • Mole cricket
  • Owlfly
  • Praying mantis (literally? "mantis" in Greek means "psychic" or "seer", so a psychic mantis? or an electric-type mantis ("mantesla"?) that hunts computer "bugs"?)
  • Rhinoceros beetle (literally?)
  • Rove beetle (specifically Nairobi fly)
  • Scale insect (neotenic females permanently attached to plants, covered in wax coating that looks like scales; males can fly, sometimes look kind of ornate; Burmy-like?)
  • Scorpionfly (males have manparts that look like a scorpion's stinger...?)
  • Silverfish
  • Snakefly
  • Spoonwing
  • Stag beetle (literally?)
  • Stalk-eyed fly
  • Torpedo bug (nymphs are funny looking white things that look like badminton birdies with too many legs)
  • Water boatman (surskit alt? alternatively, a split line with one front swimmer and one backswimmer?)
  • Waterscorpion (not actually a scorpion, but make it one? surskit alt?)
  • Weta (frozen?)
  • Wheel bug motorcycle or some other vehicle
  • Whirligig beetle
  • Zyzzyva weevil


  • Carnivorous moth caterpillars (Eupithecia)
  • Concealer moth (omg look at that really fluffy one it's so weird)
  • Death's-head hawk moth (as a pirate, with a skull and crossbones on the backs of its wing; antagonizes bees for their honey)
  • Fabric-eating moth
  • Ghost moth
  • Hummingbird moth
  • Inchworm/geometer moth (possibly actually ruler-like? maybe with an alt evo into a stick insect ruler?)
  • Jewel caterpillar
  • Jumping bean caterpillar/moth
  • Lonomia moth (highly toxic caterpillars)
  • Semi-aquatic moths? (figure out which ones these are because ?)
  • Snake-mimic caterpillar (such as here)
  • Tent caterpillar
  • Woolly bear caterpillar

Eusocial Insects and Relatives


  • Ant-mimic spiders
  • Bagheera herbivorous jumping spider
  • Bolas spider (cowboy/lasso spider?) or Deinopide net-casting spider
  • Crab spider (esp. the kind that "fishes" in pitcher plants... Victreebel?)
  • Diving bell spider
  • Fishing spider (can run on water, surround themselves with air bubbles when underwater)
  • Gasteracantha and Micrathena spiny orb weaver spiders (see also images here)
  • Grim Reaper-like black widow, hourglass representing the time you have left to live or whatever
  • Money spider (seeing one on you means it's "spinning you new clothes", aka good fortune)
  • Peacock spider (see here and here)
  • Social spiders (psychic? hivemindish, like a group of "puppetmasters"?)
  • Solifugid/sun spider/camel spider (not actually a spider, more closely related to scorpions?)
  • Tarantula
  • Ticks, esp. ticks that cause tick paralysis (...electric?)
  • Trogloraptor (literal "raptor" spider? eh)
  • Wheel spider
  • Whip scorpion/vinegaroon (scorpion-like arachnid, non-venomous w/ whiplike tail that sprays a vinegar-smelling acid)
  • Whip spider
  • Violin-playing brown recluse


  • Copepods (weird transparent mini-crustaceans, I mean just look at these things; also some can discharge delayed-flash bioluminescent liquid to distract predators)
  • "Floating crab" (don't know the name but it was on BBC's Blue Planet; possibly a Sally Lightfoot?)
  • Giant isopod
  • Opossum shrimp
  • Pill bug
  • Pom-pom crab
  • Porcelain crab
  • Samurai crab/heikegani
  • Sand crab/mole crab
  • "Snow" crab
  • Yeti crab

Misc Arthropods

  • House centipede
  • Sea spider (not actually a spider; spindlier and creepier)
  • Springtail (hexapod thing with springboard-lever-thing tail)


Misc. Ideas

  • Ballooning spiderling (incorporate as basic stage of another spider idea?) (could actually do this for an early bug even though spiders don't make cocoons, like a floating spiderling, a spiderling with legs poking out of a web, and then bam big spider... hey if whirlipede counts then this would too)
  • Bookworm
  • Cockroaches sturdy enough to survive (or already affected by) nuclear fallout
  • Different styles of spider web (here and here)
  • Dung/scarab beetles based on Atlas (dung ball on the shoulders, etc., prob bug/fighting)
  • Egyptian-themed spider that spins mummy wrappings instead of webs
  • Either silkworms or spiders with "silk clothing", e.g. kimonos
  • Exploding ant
  • Mosquito split-evo by gender; aggressive female, passive male?
  • Puppetmaster spider (see also social spider note above)
  • Scorpion based on a chili pepper (e.g. the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (current hottest pepper in the world), which also kind of looks like a scorpion sting a little; could also do a snake one what with one of the next spiciest being the "Naga Viper", but eh; interesting counterparts for something I guess)
  • Spiders leave water droplets containing coiled thread along web; they unravel when the web is hit, springlike, to give it more elasticity
  • Stinging nettle tarantula
  • Tarantula dancing the tarantella
  • Trojan horse made of a beehive or spider webs or something, controlled by a bunch of (probably psychic) social insects or similar (could also do ghosts haunting something but bugs might be more interesting)
  • Vampire spider
  • Worm in apple (cocoon-style line? apple maggot?)

Miscellaneous Invertebrates


  • Ice worm
  • Planarian worm (some are also aquatic)
  • Velvet worm


  • Tapeworm


  • Anemones (a torterra-like large creature with anemones and maybe corals on its back, with smaller fish pokémon living there?)
  • Bobbit worm (iridescent polychaete that slices prey in half)
  • Box jellyfish
  • Chiton (weird sea mollusk that has eyes made of minerals rather than protein; kind of like a sableye + a kabuto??????)
  • Christmas tree worm
  • Eastern emerald elysia (sea slug that looks like a leaf and has adapted with photosynthetic genes/to have a symbiotic relationship with algae)
  • Flying squid (perhaps something to do with a quill pen and squid ink?)
  • Geoduck (long-siphoned bivalve)
  • Harp sponge (carnivorous sponge)
  • Leech (some are also terrestrial; a medicinal, bloodletting leech? something like a macabre chansey/audino?)
  • Lion's mane jellyfish (possibly combine with a lionfish? or a regular lion?)
  • Man o' war (possibly flying/poison and floats through the air? a shiplike design, possibly like an actual man-of-war ship?)
  • Mimic octopus
  • Phoronid (planktonish thing with badass-looking larvae)
  • Piglet squid (literally?)
  • Plough snail ("surfing" snail that eats washed up fish, jellyfish, etc.)
  • Sea hare (literal "sea hare"? make it fast instead of slow like a normal slug?)
  • Sea pen
  • Sea pig
  • Sea urchin (make an aquatic hedgehog/porcupine/echidna out of it?)
  • Shipworm (naked clam)
  • Tunicate
  • Vampire squid (but emphasize the "vampire" more than most designs seem to; usually just a scary-looking squid, so more like Dracula? bat-like?)

Misc. Ideas

  • An archer snail that shoots "love darts"; Cupid snail (based on the idea that Cupid might've been inspired by snail darts... uh-huh)
  • Snail telegraphy (theory that snails formed an unbreakable psychic bond on contact)



  • Aztec jaguar and eagle knights (split line?)
  • Barbershop quartet
  • Blacksmith (fire/steel?)
  • Circus act or carny
  • Clown
  • Commedia del arte characters (Il Dottore, Pulcinello, etc.)
  • Harlequin/jester
  • Pirate
  • "Pokémon trainer" (mimic type thing?)
  • Quack doctor (quack chansey?)
  • Snake charmer
  • Snorkeler, scuba diver
  • Stage magician/escape artist
  • Superhero

Sports and Martial Arts

  • Baseball
  • Caber toss (from the Highland Games; conkeldurr-like? could know wood hammer?)
  • Jai alai
  • Jet skiing/snowmobiles
  • Hammer throw
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer/football
  • Surfing (possibly an animal with a long, flat or thick tail, like a platypus or a crocodile, that surfs (or snowboards) on its tail?)

Specific Individuals

  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Elvis
  • Groucho Marx

Plants and Fungi

Flowering Plants

  • Anemone (combine with the sea creature anemone?)
  • Anthurium ("flamingo flower"... maybe water/grass birds? maybe the "neck/beak" tall bit can be the beak, and the flower petal or whatever can be the face?)
  • Catnip (catnip cat? mouse? dog?)
  • Foxglove (actual fox or something?)
  • Honeysuckle (bee? "anglerfish-like"? some other sort of carnivorous thing, or does it share?)
  • Impatiens/touch-me-not/jewelweed (shiny, seed pods explode when touched)
  • Living stone (succulent plant with fused leaves that looks like a rock, see here)
  • Lotus
  • Mimosa/touch-me-not (supposedly useful for neutralizing cobra venom; a mimosa plant with immunity or poison heal, and maybe a move that heals targets of status conditions? just aromatherapy, or sth else? a shy little shrinking violet that can stand up to snakes?)
  • Nettles
  • Quinine tree
  • Rafflesia flower (gloom and vileplume already do this, but focus more on the parasitism and/or the nickname "corpse flower"?)
  • Sandbox tree (more explosive seed pods, "dynamite tree"; evolution of impatiens?)
  • Silversword
  • Some kind of spurge (acidic sap, etc.)
  • Strelitzia (bird of paradise flower)
  • Water caltrop (seed looks sort of like water buffalo horns, so maybe water/grass buffalo?)

Edible Plants

  • Anything from this list of culinary fruit
  • Buddha's hand
  • Carrot
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee bean (+cup of coffee?)
  • Peppers ("ghost" pepper, naga peppers, peppers that look like scorpion stingers)
  • Pomegranate (grass/ghost?)
  • Starfruit
  • Tomato with a tomato-throwing/splatting sig move

Carnivorous Plants

  • Aldrovanda/waterwheel
  • Drosophyllum
  • Rainbow plant/Byblis
  • Sundew/Drosera

Other Plants

  • Four-leaf clover (psychic? fairy?)


  • Devil's tooth
  • Jack-o'-lantern mushroom (combine with a pumpkin jack-o'-lantern?)
  • Lion's mane mushroom (for a grass-type lion with a mane that isn't floral/stalks of grass, perhaps)

Misc. Ideas

  • Genetically engineered crop Pokémon (corn for ears, etc.? cowlike, scarecrow-like? "able to fight back to scare away murkrow"?)
  • Grass/ground taproot snake thing (see here and also a vague idea here)
  • Maple seed (helicopter-like?)
  • Mushroom-shell tortoise
  • "Onion volcano"
  • Plant pot with serpentine, vine-like plants coming out of the top, suggesting Medusa's head
  • Pokémon berries! :O Oran berries, sitrus berries, liechi berries, enigma berries...
  • Something with a mushroom shield
  • Tree grafting (i.e., a tree "fused" with another tree, sometimes to allow the tree to grow two+ different kinds of fruit)

Prehistoric/Extinct Life


  • Agustinia
  • Animantarx (nodosaurid, name means "living fortress")
  • Antarctopelta (ankylosaur; ice spikes?)
  • Aucasaurus (tiny-armed fingerless abelisaur)
  • Carnotaurus (with exaggerated horns?)
  • Ceratosaurus (with exaggerated horns?)
  • Citipati (named after skeletons that dance around a fire; fire-type, ghost-type?)
  • Cryolophosaurus (aka "Elvisaurus"; ice-type?)
  • Einiosaurus (ceratopsian with hooklike forward curving nose horn)
  • Fruitadens (grass-type with fruit for lols?)
  • Iguanodon (fighting? electric or poison, delivering electricity/venom through the thumb spikes?)
  • Majungasaurus (focused on the skull dome/headbutting even though realistically that's unlikely?)
  • Microraptor
  • Pachycephalosaur (part fighting? part psychic? calculates its opponents' weak spots and next moves and then bam, headbutt to the wherever? maybe gets stuff like focus punch et al because it is good at directing energy to certain parts of its body?)
  • Parasaurolophus (sound-based, hypnosis/communication/battle with sound waves/frequencies?; should get synchronoise and should also be dual-type so synchronoise isn't outright pointless; electric, maybe, and the sound of thunder? "thundrophos"? too long but eh; psychic? or maybe fire to go with the silly "it shot 'chemical fire' out of its nose like a bombardier beetle" hypothesis mentioned on wiki)
  • Psittacosaurus (possibly aquatic?)
  • Skorpiovenator (abelisaurid, "scorpion hunter"; only named because there were scorpions at the dig site, but big, angry, tiny-armed, sting-tailed dinosaur anyway because yay?)
  • Tarbosaurus ("Tarbataar"? fighting? "tar-dinosaur"?)

Pterosaurs/Flying Reptiles

  • Azhdarchid (esp. large one like Quetzalcoatlus or Hatzegopteryx)
  • Nyctosaurus (pterosaur with hueg crest antler dealio; see here, see also reconstruction with membrane over crest here)
  • Smaller probably toothy pterosaur, e.g. Ramphorhynchus or Ornithocheirus or Anhanguera
  • Tapejara (pterosaur with weird disc-looking head/crest)

Marine Reptiles

  • Icthyosaurus
  • Mosasaurs
  • Odontochelys (half-shelled turtle with teeth)

Other Prehistoric Reptiles

  • Icarosaurus
  • Longisquama
  • Meiolania (horned turtle)
  • Pleurosaurus (extinct sea tuatara)
  • Sharovipteryx

Synapsids and Mammals

  • Anything from here (image of whale evolution), possibly in combination
  • Caveman
  • Ceratogaulus (horned gopher; maybe a prehistoric Rattata thing?)
  • Desmostylus (semi-aquatic marine mammals that lived near the shore)
  • Doedicurus
  • Ekorus (giant weasel)
  • Euchambersia (venomous fangs)
  • Josephoartigasia monesi (biggest rodent ever, sort of like a rodentoceros)
  • Kolponomos (marine bear)
  • Peltephilus (horned armadillo)
  • Sivatherium ("four-horned giraffe")
  • Thylacoleo (marsupial lion; also it had these ridiculous thumbs with scary claws)
  • Woolly rhino (ice-type?)


  • Pelagornithid/pseudotooth bird (massive seabirds, see here)
  • Teratorn (giant vulture thing, see here)
  • Terror bird or Diatryma/Gastornis

Fish/Other Aquatic Animals

  • Megalodon
  • Whorl shark/Helicoprion (either with "circular saw" bottom jaw or spiral bottom jaw; split evo? both?)

Arthropods/Other Invertebrates

More Recently Extinct Animals

  • Dodo
  • Haast's eagle
  • Moa
  • Thylacine

Misc. Ideas

Mythological/Fantastic/Fairy Tale Creatures

(The "bestiary" notes below refer to the descriptions of these creatures/animals in actual medieval bestiaries, many of which are aggregated here.)

Dragons and Serpents

  • Amphisbaena
  • Amphithere
  • Cerastes (flexible, horned snake; also a real kind of desert viper)
  • Gandaspati (will-o-wisp that takes the form of a dragon)
  • Hydra
  • Jaculus (bestiary)
  • Pyrausta (bug-dragon; moth-like, since there's an actual moth genus named Pyrausta? sth to do with amphitheres?)
  • Scitalis/scytale (like a sunbeam snake?)
  • Unktehila/Uktena (horned serpent(s) in Native American myths)
  • Wyrm
  • Wyvern

Magical Birds

  • Alerion (bestiary)
  • Barnacle goose (mythological; goose head and breast retract into barnacle shell, feet always out? goose w/ barnacle for head?)
  • Chinese nine-headed bird
  • Cinnamon bird (bestiary)
  • Gandaberunda (two-headed mystical Hindu bird)
  • Hercinia (bestiary)
  • Huginn and Muninn
  • Manucodiata
  • Orphan bird (bestiary)
  • Roc
  • Yatagarasu

Aquatic Mythical Creatures

  • A fish that grants wishes a la at least one fairy tale from somewhere (knows the move wish obvs)
  • Aspidochelone (giant turtle with land on its back)
  • Bake-kujira (skeletal/ghost whale)
  • Jasconius (giant fish with land on its back; water/grass? rock? might be kind of interesting to combine with the above and give the fish a turtle shell...)
  • Sea monk (+sea monkey?)
  • Selkie

Other Magical/Mythical Animals

  • Bonnacon (w/ rockets?)
  • Catoblepas
  • Crocotta
  • Karkadann
  • Leucrota (psychic? make it more leonine?)
  • Monoceros
  • Parandrus (bestiary; deer-thing that changes color)
  • Tanuki (preferably not grass/with something other than a fig leaf representing tastefully-covered junk; also maybe a brief homage to Imakuni?, because this (see final boss at end) gave me the headcanon that he's supposed to be dressed as some sort of bizarro tanuki, which is probably not true but more fakemon should be paying attention to Imakuni? regardless) ("tanukuni" or sth idk, question mark at the end optional.. shiny version/evos/something should be red for "Red Imakuni?"... maybe evos because apparently "shiny" Imakuni? is white according to the actual goddamn Shining Imakuni? card)
  • Yale

Magical/Unusual Versions of Real Animals

  • Al-Mi'raj (aggressive horned rabbit)
  • Bestiary "antelope"
  • Bestiary bear (molded into shape?)
  • Bestiary hare (gender bending)
  • Bestiary hyena (seeing future? psychic?)
  • Bestiary leopard
  • Bestiary remora/echeneis (traps ships)
  • Bestiary "salamander"
  • Bestiary "sawfish"
  • Bestiary swordfish (combine with sawfish, remora?)
  • Bestiary "torpedo" (electric eel?)
  • Bestiary wolf (colorful?)
  • Fenrir (but with chains, and maybe a hand for a tongue to represent Tyr's hand; Houndoom evo?)
  • Icy bestiary salamander
  • Jiki-ketsu-gaki (greedy spirits reincarnated as mosquitoes)
  • Jorogumo/spider woman
  • Kamaitachi
  • Nemean lion

Animal Hybrids

  • Chimera
  • Hippocampus
  • Hippogriff
  • Muscaliet (hare-squirrel-boar that burns trees) (bestiary)
  • Nguruvilu (fox-snake water demon)
  • Peryton
  • Piasa
  • Questing beast
  • Set animal/sha (see here)
  • Shachihoko (tiger-headed, rain-bringing carp; word can also mean "orca")
  • Shisa (more leonine?)
  • Underwater panther

Human Hybrids

  • Harpy
  • Manticore
  • Merperson
  • Siren


  • Hag (psychic/?)
  • Changeling (possibly two counterpart lines? a fairy-type that evolves into something "normal" but not quite, and a normal-type that evolves into something "fairy" but not quite?)
  • Panotti
  • Tenaga-Ashinaga (people with long arms and people with long legs, often depicted with the tenaga riding on the ashinaga's shoulders)

Goblinoids/Grotesque Humanoids

  • Bridge troll
  • Bugbear (also literally?)
  • Cyclops
  • Goblin
  • Gremlin (the technology-sabotaging kind)
  • Hinkypunk
  • Ogre
  • Orc

Fairy Tales, Fables and Similar

  • Baba Yaga (the house with legs?)
  • Bremen Town musicians
  • Golden goose/goose (chicken) that lays golden eggs
  • Hey Diddle Diddle (a musical cat? a cow jumping over a moon?)
  • Jack the Giant Killer/Jack and the Beanstalk (combine? grass/fighting? Grass Knot and Low Kick by level up?)
  • Magic beans/beanstalk
  • Monsters under beds
  • Mother Goose
  • Pied piper
  • Sandman (maybe a fighting-type that knocks opponents out with its punches? see also this)
  • Singing harp
  • Straw/stick/brick pigs (include a wolf counterpart?)


  • Peridexion tree (bestiary)
  • Prophetic/oracle oak of Dodona ("dodonoak"?)
  • Ya-te-veo (man-eating plant; see also Madagascar man-eating tree)


  • Bia, Kratos, Nike and Zelos (Greek personifications of force, strength, victory and zeal)
  • Djinni/Genie
  • Doppelganger
  • Hitodama
  • Lady Midday
  • The Muses
  • Poltergeist
  • Wendigo


  • Bloody Mary (in the mirror? "maramira"? "bludmira"? idk but mirror fakes with creepy humanoid women in them)
  • Haunted armor
  • Headless horseman
  • Jiang shi (Chinese "hopping vampire"/zombie; real ones generally kind of stiff and silly but something like Hsien-Ko might be fun idk)
  • Manananggal or krasue or nukekubi (severed body-part flying vampires)
  • Mummy (especially non-Egyptian—ice mummies, peat bog mummies, etc.)
  • Vampire

Angels, Demons and Similar

  • Baphomet
  • Tikbalang


  • Cupid


  • Cerberus (as a pseudolegend? careful about hydreigon, though)
  • Icarus and Daedalus
  • Jiraiya (legendary ninja who could turn into a giant toad, so a frog-ninja? sth to do with Orochimaru and Tsunade, his snake-rival and snail-lover respectively? eh)
  • Johnny Appleseed (spread apple trees for landowners' orchards, usually so they could make hard cider)
  • Krampus ("bad-cop Santa")
  • Laocoon (Trojan priest)
  • Madame White Snake
  • The Mad Gasser of Mattoon
  • Morgan le Fay (+fata morgana?)
  • Reynard the fox

Cryptids and Hoaxes

  • Argopelter
  • Axehandle hound
  • Dahu and/or sidehill gouger (maybe paired, one with shorter left side and one with shorter right?)
  • Jersey Devil
  • Grinning Man (alternatively, a trainer?)
  • Hidebehind
  • Mapinguari (giant aggressive sloth)
  • Minhocão (giant tentacled earthworm)
  • Mongolian death worm
  • Mothman
  • Skunk ape (actually just a local Bigfoot analog, but maybe a literal "skunk ape"? like a squirrel monkey, but a "skunk monkey"?)
  • Splintercat


  • Crop circles (or whatever's leaving the crop circles?)
  • Fabled paradises/cities of riches (Eden, Shangri-La, El Dorado, the Elysian Fields, Valhalla, etc.)

Misc. Ideas

  • A dragon based on something unimpressive
  • A wizard/witch's familiar
  • Bifrost (fiery rainbow bridge to Asgard)
  • Buddhist four dignitaries/dignities (dragon [compassion, sea, water], tiger [confidence, forests, air], snow lion [cheerfulness, mountains, earth], garuda [wisdom, sky, fire])
  • Chinese zodiac (for something other than just fire starters)
  • Dragonslayer (ice? fighting? steel? fairy? include a dragon counterpart?)
  • Five (six) aspects of the Ancient Egyptian soul: Ba, Ka, Ren, Ib, Sheut (Akh) (as birds, probably; combine w/bennu or owl?)
  • Gargoyle + guillotine (French word is "gargouille", so "garguillotine" or something less awkward idk)
  • Greek four winds
  • Grey alien dragon, UFO dragon
  • Heraldic creatures
  • Legendary quartet based on the four animals of judgment or whatever they're called (lion, eagle, bull and man)
  • Legendary quartet based on the four Dragon Kings that ruled the seas; possibly all water/ instead of water/dragon or dragon/?
  • Legendary quartet based on the Four Horsemen, but make them like counterparts to the muskedeers instead of random diseased horses/centaurs
  • Legendary trio/group(/non-legendary?) based on syzygies (being "aligned" or something in certain configurations causes interesting effects)
  • Legendary trio (or something else? huh starters or something would be cool) based on the three Fates
  • Legendary trio (or something) based on the three Furies
  • Plague doctor "phoenix" with cinnamon in its mask that claims dead souls to be reborn as something else
  • Riddle of the sphinx three-stage line (humanoid-ish w/ sphinx/lion elements, I guess?)
  • Three symbols of victory over disharmony (eight-legged lion [(snow)lion and garuda], fur-bearing fish [fish and otter], makara crocodile [snail/crocodile/snake/dragon])
  • Vampiric Slavic dragon (since "dracula" means "son of the dragon"/"little dragon" or something like that)
  • Western zodiac

Inanimate Objects

General Objects

  • Alligator clips/jumper cables with alligator clips; electric alligator?
  • Bug-catching net (blame bug catcher Floyd)
  • Bug zapper (either electric/fire or else give it an ability that gives an effective SE against bug)
  • Camera (a ghost-type that captures souls, or takes pictures of the future?)
  • Cauldron (if combined with an animal: a toad, a pelican, a kangaroo, a turtle?)
  • Chains (iron? gold?)
  • Chattering novelty wind-up teeth
  • Chef's hat
  • Chess pieces, esp. fairy/unorthodox chess pieces
  • Cooking utensils, pots and pans, dishes, etc.
  • Doily
  • Haunted book/bookshelf
  • Lab equipment (beakers, etc.)
  • Neon sign
  • Paintbrush
  • Pills (as in vitamins, medicine; maybe big and cartoony and Dr. Mario-like)
  • Playing cards (suits? face cards? joker, ace?)
  • Quill pen (a ghost-type, like a "ghostwriter"?)
  • Slot machine (or other gambling-related things)
  • Swiss army knife
  • Telescope (evolve it from a spyglass/into an observatory?)

Historical Objects/Artifacts

  • Canopic jars
  • Klerksdorp spheres
  • Nebra sky disk
  • Shabti/ushabti


  • Gingerbread man/house
  • Gummy bears
  • Gummy worms
  • Rice balls
  • Rock candy
  • Soda bottle/can (possibly erupting with fizz)
  • Sushi
  • Swedish fish
  • Turducken

Minerals and Metals

  • Bismuth
  • Chalcanthite mineral/ore (is poisonous)
  • Geodes
  • Lodestone (magnetic)
  • Neodymium magnets (something with huge crushing force, like a magnet dog/crocodile/hyena/shark, or something that smashes its hands together; obv magnet pull ability)
  • Obsidian
  • Pumice (light, fast, possibly special-based?)
  • Serpentine minerals
  • Tiger's eye

Mechanical Objects/Robots

  • Arcade claw machine game
  • Iron Dobbin (robot horse thing, see wiki)
  • Karakuri (weird Japanese robots)
  • Mechanical bull
  • Neglected, run-down robot


  • Helicopter
  • Motorcycle (boar/pig, like a "hog"? dragon? horse? knights on motorcycles?)
  • Railroad handcart
  • Rocket ship/space shuttle (not a UFO/alien ship, but an Earth space shuttle-type craft—possibly a man-made Pokémon created to help humans with space exploration and astronomy)
  • Rover (a la the Curiosity/Mars rover)
  • Satellite
  • Train (ghost train?)
  • Unicycle

Dolls and Toys

  • Balloon animal
  • Barrel of monkeys/monkey chain
  • Beagle puss
  • Chinese finger trap
  • Cymbal monkey
  • Garden gnome
  • Jack-in-the-box
  • Joy buzzer prank
  • Nutcracker
  • Pinocchio
  • Porcelain doll (maybe it's scary/creepy evil, and contrasted with a beat-up doll that isn't (well-loved)?)
  • Punch and Judy puppets
  • Russian nesting dolls
  • Squirting flower prank
  • Sticky hand
  • Straw dolls, effigies, other dolls, etc. ("raffegy"?)
  • Tin soldiers/green plastic army men
  • Whoopie cushion
  • Wind-up toy (possibly a gimmick that starts with really high stats, but they're reduced every turn as the toy winds down?)
  • Yo-yo


  • Dice
  • Dominoes
  • Jump rope
  • Ouija board/planchette
  • Puzzle box
  • Tower of Hanoi

Mythical/Fantastical Objects

  • Apotrope (talisman that wards off evil)
  • Bell, book and candle (legendaries? forms? starters? alternatively, some other way to reference this, e.g. a trio of trainers?)
  • Excalibur (the sword from the lake) and Clarent (the sword in the stone)
  • Imperial Regalia of Japan
  • Magic carpet


  • Blow dart/gun
  • Catapult/trebuchet/ballista
  • Cat-o-nine-tails (or other whippy things)
  • Meteor hammer
  • Old-fashioned gun, e.g. a blunderbuss; evolves into a cannon, maybe? (pirate-themed?)
  • Tonfas
  • Trident

Musical Instruments

  • Bagpipes
  • Cowbell
  • Drum kit
  • Gong
  • Guitar, electric guitar (an "axe"?)
  • Pyrophone (explosion-powered calliope; also, 1812 Overture?)
  • Trumpet
  • Tuning fork
  • Vuvuzela

Locations, Landmarks, Geographical Features

  • Blackwater river
  • La Sagrada Familia (or anything else designed by Gaudi)
  • Pyramid
  • The Seven(?) Wonders of the World (ancient? natural? modern? either way maybe better for locations, but...?)


  • Chindōgu, a general category of useless/impractical inventions
  • Compost (could serve as a more environmentally-friendly "trash" pokémon? grass/poison, grass/ground, ground/poison?)
  • Crash test dummy
  • Dragon kite (or kites in general, see this for funzies)
  • Dynamite and plunger
  • Electric/flying kite with key, like the Benjamin Franklin experiment
  • Fireworks (general fireworks, Roman candles, girandoles, Catherine wheels, etc.)
  • Fly swatter (fighting-type? martial artists catching flies with their bare hands?)
  • Food bowl dragons (need to do more research, but this seems to be a relatively common thing in Japanese games? although regardless a spaghetti dragon or something would just be wonderful)
  • Ice sculpture
  • Lawn flamingo
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Pinball, bagatelle
  • Pokémon made of recycled materials
  • Really old mainframes-and-tubes, UNIVAC-style computer
  • Sand castle
  • Scarecrow
  • Tesla coil
  • Tombstones/headstones, mausoleums, cemetery statuary; possibly the final stage might be weeping angel-like?
  • Tragedy/comedy masks (also: jack-o'-lanterns? instead of the usual grin or creepy face?)

Pokémon/Game Mechanic Concepts

Usage-Related Concepts

  • Basic stage that has identical base stats to its evolution, so it's just ability/movepool that sets them apart
  • Basic stage with good stats that evolves into a smaller, statistically weaker pokémon but that has something else going for it (a little along the lines of nincada/shedinja)
  • Better users of plus and minus, and I don't just mean plusle and minun evos I mean good
  • Gimmick Pokémon whose ability gives it a random ability out of all abilities aside from its own
  • "Glitch" Pokémon that changes into a random Pokémon each time it battles
  • Legendary that has an ability similar to Forecast (and possibly that reacts to more than just sun/rain/hail); possibly an inspiration for Castform?
  • Legendary (man-made?) that learns the signature moves of many other legendaries without events
  • Legendaries with 255 in a single base stat; other stats are on par with lower-tier legends most likely (the ultimate physical attacker, etc.)
  • Legendary with ability that nullifies all other abilities as long as it is in play
  • Legendary with Trace?
  • "Merlin" Pokémon that evolves backward, levels up backward...?
  • Paired/grouped pokémon with opposing abilities, e.g. alt evos (serene grace/sheer force, etc.)
  • "Random number god" gimmick legendary with only Metronome and suitably random ability
  • Slow pokémon with lots of priority moves
  • Some sort of excuse for 255s and 1s in something's base stats
  • Something that gets both Cheek Pouch and Pluck/Bug Bite/a new move with the same effect
  • Strong, probably defensive users of rough skin
  • Strong, probably defensive users of shield dust
  • Strong, probably defensive users of shed skin

Design-Related Concepts

  • Acid-based poison-type, maybe Grimer-ish?
  • A Pokémon (spiral-like?) that learns level-up moves at levels matching the early Fibonacci sequence (legend?)
  • A trio of legendaries/pseudolegends using the starter types (grass, fire, water)
  • Brains vs. brawn—psychic and fighting counterparts. or maybe a split-evo line that's psychic/steel and fighting/steel, each holding giant spoons, based on bending a spoon with your mind vs. just physically bending it?
  • Completely silent Pokémon—probably has soundproof, doesn't learn any sound-based moves
  • Contest stat legendaries
  • Electric-type covered in neon tubing
  • Fakes based on beta pokémon (also hi weird spiky doggy)
  • Fire/ice (or something, maybe poison?) unstable fluctuating temperature Pokémon (name based on temperature scales?)
  • "Ideal" pokémon of each type (Bulbapedia averages+more?); legendaries?
  • Kaiju-like legendary (as in, no special space-time powers, it exists solely to be Godzilla)
  • "Legendary mimic" that imitates legendaries (how?) even though it isn't one itself, or something that wants to become a legendary the way that bagon wants to fly; give it an actual legendary "relative" sort of like carbink/diancie?
  • One pokemon of each type based on the average overall stats of that type; see Bulbapedia's type articles
  • Pokémon that evolves into one thing at one level but evolves into something else (presumably stronger) at a later level if you hold off
  • Paired snow warning/sand stream legendaries in a sort of mini-Kyogre/Groudon thing
  • Pokémon that look like the little icons they had in RBYGSC before each one got its own individual icon (see here and here)
  • Pseudo-legend with average stats listed on pseudo-legend Bulbapedia page (round where necessary to get 600)
  • Psychic/fighting-type (or dark/fighting?) based on “telegraphing punches”… except instead of actually telegraphing its punches, it only looks like it’s about to hit a certain way, thus setting the opponent up to deal with that hit when in reality they’re coming in from a different angle entirely
  • Roaming legendaries found via means other than grass/surfing: fishing, caves, shaking grass, appearing in the overworld, etc.
  • Something to do with larger "type polygons": for example, an eeveelution-like group or other set of seven things that are Steel/Rock/Flying/Bug/Grass/Water/Fire
  • Substitute doll Pokémon
  • Version-exclusive evolutions for the same Pokémon (possibly along the lines of Deoxys's original forme change method, though as with Deoxys you'd need to think of a way to account for third versions and later gens)

Name-Related Concepts

Note: some of these ideas are actual puns/portmaneaus that happened to hit me before a proper concept did, some are existing objects/creatures/concepts with interesting names, and the rest are literally nonsense words that might still be able to inspire some ideas. (If you want to experiment more with the latter, try looking up "random fantasy name generators" online and seeing if you can make something of the generators' results!)

  • Aldorex
  • Chamois
  • Guignol
  • Maulcano (fire/fighting?)
  • Mawuh
  • Quaville
  • Salvay
  • Terridair
  • Vosalon


  • Electrode (or Voltorb) evolution that isn't based on a Master Ball (Cherish Ball, Dream Ball...?)
  • Jackalope-based Plusle/Minun evos (as jackalopes are supposedly associated with lightning... plus/minus antlers?)
  • Quiet counterpart to Whismur line


Scientific/Natural Concepts

  • Alpha, beta and delta brain waves (three-stage psychic line? counterparts? split evo?)
  • Apeirogon (a polygon with infinite sides; see also megagon, a polygon with a million sides)
  • Aurora borealis
  • Avalanche dragon (avalanches are sometimes called "white dragons")
  • Cells (white/red blood cells, others?)
  • Comet (icy? fiery? an interesting ice/fire-type, perhaps?)
  • Derecho (powerful straight-line windstorm)
  • Different flame colors for fire-types (e.g., green flames caused by copper)
  • Different tastes/flavors (sweet/salty/sour/bitter/umami)
  • Earthquake lights
  • Earthquake swarm (bug/ground?)
  • Five senses (legendaries?)
  • Four states of matter (legendaries?)
  • Fumarole/solfatara
  • Non-Newtonian fluids
  • Parts of the brain ("hippocampus"? medulla/medusa, cerebellum/cerberus idek)
  • Phototaxis (movement in response to light—what repels roaches and attracts moths; bug-eating pokemon that attracts w/light?)
  • Phototoxicity
  • Pokérus (the actual Pokérus itself? an amalgam thing?)
  • Resonance/resonant frequency (psychic?)
  • Schmidt Sting Pain Index (alternatively, for a bug trainer?)
  • Sun dogs/parhelia
  • Tornado (possibly one that has picked something up, like a cow or a house)
  • Van der Waals force (eg gecko feet; part of a name?)
  • Water cycle (rain, river, ocean, etc.)


  • Alice in Wonderland (ideally more than just the Cheshire Cat everyone stops at; white rabbit, mad hatter, caterpillar/hookah, card soldiers, flamingo croquet, etc.)
  • Captain Ahab and Moby Dick
  • Don Quixote (w/ Sancho Panza counterpart?)
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Richelieu/Lady deWinter counterpart(s) to Muskedeers/Swords of Justice (also, man in the iron mask?)

Abstract Concepts

  • Nine levels of Hell
  • The course of human civilization/progress (different kinds of tribe/society, technological progress, etc.; might make interesting legendaries)
  • The subjective nature of concepts like good/evil/order/chaos/etc.

IDEK Where to Put This

  • Aqua regia (acidic solution that can dissolve metals like gold; alternatively, base a poison-type move on this?)
  • A rolling stone gathers no moss
  • Baby New Year and Father Time
  • Bat out of hell
  • Cooties
  • "Crocodile tears"
  • "Curiosity killed the cat" ghost-type cat idk
  • Danse macabre
  • Different video game types/genres: fighter, platformer, bullet hell shooter, rpg, racing, puzzle, sports, FPS... maybe split evolutions/forms that evolve from some simple, 8-bit-looking thing?
  • Earworm (catchy tune that gets stuck in your head)
  • "Get off my lawn" (maybe a kid-with-ball/bat that evolves into an old grump with a cane/walker/beard? "grofmalawn"?)
  • Greased lightning (poison/electric?)
  • Greek fire
  • Hunter and gatherer (pair of legendaries?)
  • Inanimate object dragon, somehow
  • Interesting types of ice: graupel, rime, hoarfrost, glaze ice, verglas
  • Jai alai, lacrosse, maybe some other sports but mostly jai alai
  • "Joust" game ostriches
  • Legendaries whose names are anagrams of one another
  • Lions and tigers and bears, oh my
  • Monkey see, monkey do
  • Moon type Pokémon/legendaries (letter-like "Braille"; some kind of weird cross between Regi-stuff and Unown-stuff most likely)
  • Ozymandias
  • Paper tiger
  • Poison/psychic (or fit grass in there somewhere? grass moves, at least, or poison moves if grass/psychic) hallucinogen pokémon, e.g. taking hallucinogens (like henbane) to induce prophetic visions in oracles
  • "Raining cats and dogs"
  • Roy G Biv
  • Schroedinger's cat (forms? split evo from a normal kitten?)
  • Solfege (do re mi fa sol la ti do, etc.)
  • Something with those gumball machine sticky hands (as a tail? as a tongue? a gecko/chameleon/frog sort of thing?)
  • Snowball's chance in hell
  • Sparkledog
  • St. Elmo's fire
  • Taxidermied/mounted head ghost-type
  • "Time flies" (hopefully something more interesting than just a flying clock)
  • "Wild goose chase"