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Default The Da'akt Region (AKA "The big TCOD Fakedex Collab Project to revive this forum")

The first nineteen people (twenty counting myself) will get a major character loosely based on themselves. I already called dibs on being Champion, taking the name "Ferox".

This region will be based on the Indian Subcontinent (namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet).
Now I need input on what the starters should be.

Usually, the Grass Starter is a reptile of some sort (with the only exception thus far being Chespin), but could be a mammal or bird.

Fire is typically an animal from the Chinese Zodiac. Game Freak have already used Dragon (Charmander), Rat (Cyndaquil), Chicken (Torchic), Monkey (Chimchar), Pig (Tepig), and Dog (Fennekin). However, we shouldn't limit ourselves to tradition, we could try the Western Zodiac, possibly.

Water obviously have to be something aquatic that can also live on land.


Their fully evolved forms need a common theme. Chesnaught, Delphox, and Greninja are based on classic RPG archetypes (Fighter, Wizard, and Rogue).
I have narrowed it down to a few possibilities.

Ancient Myths, Fairy Tales, and Classic Novels.

Let's start with the Grass Starter. Any suggestions?
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Some sort of Grass/Fairy nature spirit perhaps? Perhaps related to Aranyani?

Some various reptiles native to the region, but grass snakes and lizards have already been done for starters so yeah.

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I was thinking of some sort of real creature. Preferably one that still exists... Grass/Fairy is a good type combo, though.
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You posted before I could edit in those links. I tried to choose different types of reptiles, but I'm still afraid they'll be too similar.
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Doesn't *have* to a reptile, nor an animal native to that region either. It's geographically based on India and surrounding countries.

I would say a crocodile as Grass, but I plan on putting the Johto starters in and giving their final forms AWESOME Mega Evolutions. The most epic idea of which is Mega Feraligatr. Let's save that for another day, though.

I thought of a few ideas for potential Grass-type Starter.

Okapi (Grass/Dark when fully evolved)
Ring-Tailed Lemur (Grass/Fairy when full evolved)
Koala (Grass/Ghost when fully evolved)
Kiwi Bird (Grass/Steel when fully evolved)
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Default Re: The Da'akt Region (AKA "The big TCOD Fakedex Collab Project to revive this forum")

I know, I just thought it would be cool. Water monitor for water starter though.

I kinda like the idea of a Grass/Steel Kiwi, but I wonder if a Grass/Flying starter (with an animal that can fly obviously) would be cool as well.
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A toucan that becomes Grass/Flying upon its first evolution would be cool.

EDIT: But unfortunately a toucan will be one of the candidates for "early route bird" Pokemon.
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Default Re: The Da'akt Region (AKA "The big TCOD Fakedex Collab Project to revive this forum")

This might be totally unoriginal, but I'm thinking about a tiger for Fire or Grass. Possibly with the final stage having a name based on Sher Khan?
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This might be totally unoriginal, but I'm thinking about a tiger for Fire or Grass. Possibly with the final stage having a name based on Sher Khan?
Maybe a Tiger or other cat species for fire.
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Fire/Dark for the tiger maybe?

Still want a water monitor Water starter.
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Fire/Dark once the tiger fully evolved or Fire/Dark since the beginning?

imo, it would be best if the tiger had no open flames, like Litleo.

I was thinking something based on Hanuman for the grass starter. It fits well with Grass/Fairy. A monkey easily lends itself to be a physical glass cannon. The water monitor could be the tanky starter.
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Grass starter idea: burning bush Koala! I'm yet to see a good eucalyptus-based Koala Pokémon; I'd like to see a Koala Pokémon that maybe learns moves like Dizzy Punch and Teeter Dance (eucalyptus intoxication?), or perhaps a Koala-panda cross.
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Fire/Dark once fully evolved.

IDK while I like the idea of a Koala Pokémon with Dizzy Punch et al, I feel like that sort of moveset doesn't really fit a starter.
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Fire/Dark once fully evolved.

IDK while I like the idea of a Koala Pokémon with Dizzy Punch et al, I feel like that sort of moveset doesn't really fit a starter.
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I suppose you're right. I still like the idea in general, though.

Ferret, did it occur to you that your region doesn't have the letter "u" in it whereas all other region names do?
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I believe you're talking about the letter "o".

So far your koala idea sounds like a grass-typed Spinda. :/
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ISo far your koala idea sounds like a grass-typed Spinda. :/
I guess a little bit, but Spinda is a) a panda, and b) dizzy for no reason in particular. The koala would be intoxicated or just tired. And a koala! But you're right, it may be too close.
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Default Re: The Da'akt Region (AKA "The big TCOD Fakedex Collab Project to revive this forum")

Grass/Fairy for Monkey, Fire/Dark for Tiger, and I was thinking Water/Steel for Monitor.

Sound good?
EDIT: I have come up with some ideas for new Mega Evolutions, particularly for the Johto Starters:
Mega Meganium (Grass/Psychic, Ability: Serene Grace)
Mega Typhlosion (Fire/Ground, Ability: Pressure)
Mega Feraligatr (Water/Dragon, Ability: Moxie)

Also... I have come up with ideas for the fossils (some of which you might need Wikipedia for information on...)
Note: These all from the Cenozoic era, and we haven't had any fossils from that era in Pokemon.

Woolly Mammoth (Ice/Rock)
Paraceratherium (Rock/Ground)
Megatherium (Rock/Ghost)
Glyptodon (Steel/Rock)
Chalicothere (Rock/Fighting)
Irish Elk (Rock/Dark)
Diprotodon (Rock/Fairy)
Machrauchenia (Rock/Psychic)
Saber-tooth Cat (Rock/Normal)
Entelodont (Rock/Electric)

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Why Fire/Psychic? IDK, maybe it's just me, but I've always associated Typhlosion with volcanos. Probably because of Eruption and Lava Plume.
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I accidentally put Meganium as Ground and Typhlosion as Psychic...

Any opinions on fossils?
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Default Re: The Da'akt Region (AKA "The big TCOD Fakedex Collab Project to revive this forum")

I want a Rock/Electric extinct pig!

I would like a Wooly Mammoth Pokémon, but an Indian Elephant Pokémon might also fit the region... Hmm...
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