Momo-rakko!

I might do more of these now that everybody in Samezuka has got an animal that represents them~

#260: Swampert, the Mud Fish Pokémon

If it senses the approach of a storm and a tidal wave, it protects its seaside nest by piling up boulders. It swims as fast as a jet ski.

And the last of the starters! There you have a Swampert ready to spam some Earthquakes.

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PS: From now on I will only post these drawings to the Hoenn Challenge tumblr to avoid spamming this account. You’re more than welcome to follow us :D

#259: Marshtomp, the Mud Fish Pokémon

Its toughened hind legs enable it to stand upright. Because it weakens if its skin dries out, it replenishes fluids by playing in mud.

Marshtomp’s design is adorable but his X/Y sprite looks horrible D;  You deserved more, little turquoise axolotl.

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#258: Mudkip, the Mud Fish Pokémon

On land, it can powerfully lift large boulders by planting its four feet and heaving. It sleeps by burying itself in soil at the water’s edge.

So I heard you like chubby colourful axolotls? Mudkip doesn’t have enough official art in which it looks happy so I had to fix that :>

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#257: Blaziken, the Blaze Pokémon

It learns martial arts that use punches and kicks. Every several years, its old feathers burn off, and new, supple feathers grow back in their place.

Ladies and gentlemen, the pioneer of the Fire/Fighting starter evolutions!

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#256: Combusken, the Young Fowl Pokémon

It lashes out with 10 kicks per second. Its strong fighting instinct compels it to keep up its offensive until the opponent gives up.

And there you have a good strategy when using Combusken in-game: double-kick EVERYTHING.

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#255: Torchic, the Chick Pokémon

If attacked, it strikes back by spitting balls of fire it forms in its stomach. A Torchic dislikes darkness because it can’t see its surroundings.

Torchic doesn’t have fire in its tail or back like former starters, however it is said that they keep a flame in their inside. Who wouldn’t like to hug one?

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#254: Sceptile, the Forest Pokémon

In the jungle, its power is without equal. This Pokémon carefully grows trees and plants. It regulates its body temperature by basking in sunlight.

First fully evolved Pokémon for the challenge! Who’s going to use one in ΩR/αS?

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#253: Grovyle, the Wood Gecko Pokémon

Leaves grow out of this Pokémon’s body. They help obscure a Grovyle from the eyes of its enemies while it is in a thickly overgrown forest.

I adore the blue Grovyle’s leaves used to be in the older sprites! It’s a shame the artwork and the new sprites use green for them :c

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#252: Treecko, the Wood Gecko Pokémon

It makes its nest in a giant tree in the forest. It ferociously guards against anything nearing its territory. It is said to be the protector of the forest’s trees.

The Hoenn Challenge has just started! Only 134 days are left until the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire so Treecko will be the starter of this countdown project :D

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