I just wanted to tell you, your redesigns are so deeply unique and creative and just flat out amazing. Some, if not most, are on par with the canon designs in my opinion. I have gone through them all more than once just being amazed at how you recreate them to be completely different yet still recognizable. it's amazing
Thank you so much! I’m humbled, honestly. I’m very happy to hear you enjoy my work so much! The redesigns all together I feel like is a very important project to me and I’m happy so many people have found some enjoyment in it as I’ve been working on it. Your words mean a lot to me, thank you! UvU
Since you’re from Canada, would you like to see a Canada inspired region? If so, what would you want the starters to be based on?
Yes that would be the best thing.
What I would personally want is a Fire Snake because Garter Snakes are cute friends and it fits with the zodiac thing. Grass would be a big ass Moose Ent. Water would be a fluffy Husky because they love the snow I guess and puppers are great, generally I think a new water-based dog pokemon would be cute I think.
I tried to avoid a bear starter and beaver starter because I think that’s too on the nose, a moose is also on the nose but is too cool not to do.
But speaking of beavers, this hypothetical region’s symbol needs to be the Bidoof and you can’t go 5 seconds without seeing a Bidoof and also the Bidoof’s of this region have a newly discovered super gene and can evolve into nearly any type similar to how an Eevee works, and each one has their own Z-Move and Mega Evolution, a mechanic previously cut but now only usable by Bidoofs. It will be the first Pokemon game without Pikachu anywhere at all in it and a Bidoof will also be forcefully given to the player in a big important cutscene with lots of fanfare and such, even though there is countless of them in every area.
what was the inspiration behind shiinotic's redesign?
I wanted them to be a cute kinda faun-esque creature to play off the fairy typing. Originally I kinda thought to go more inline with how they look but I thought it looked too spooky, and alternatively I thought a grass-type that looks more mammalian would be a neat change up from usual. c: