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=====Evolution Chart=====


025-Solitil by Dragonith ►► Happiness + Sun Stone ►► 026-Merrigald by Dragonith
Origin of Name: Marigold+Merry+Gal= Merrigald.
Based on: A Marigold, Aztec priest, Goldilocks.

BST: 70/70/65/115/95/70 = 485

*Pokemon radiates a healing aura while the sun is out.
-Note: Pokemon restores a little health each turn to all active teammates, including itself!

*Signature Move: Solar Fleur 
Category: Special
Type: Grass
Power: 80
PP: 5
Accuracy: 100%
With a massive ray of light, the user damages the target while simultaneously calling out the sun. Overrides any currently active weather.
-Note #1: Does not work against Desolate Land, Primordial Sea, or Delta Stream.
-Note #2: Sunlight is called out AFTER the move connects. If the move misses/fails, the sun does not come out.

*New Move: Sol Bursa
Category: Special
Type: Grass
Power: 65
PP: 10
Accuracy: 100%
A blinding move that doubles in strength in the sun. Has a small chance of causing a burn.
-Note: Under any other weather condition (e.g. hail, rain), this move's power is cut in half.

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EDIT(02/11/17): Opted for a lower BST, slightly modified from :iconkyuzeth:!
EDIT(08/29/16): Added BST provided by :icondr-goom:!
EDIT(08/26/16): Updated shiny.

Praise the Sun! Solitil finally evolves to its true form, Merrigald!

Solitil's line is one of my dex's Pokemon lines that have been in limbo for the longest time without an evolution completing it (e.g. Possout, Macrab, Bukopod). I also had an idea already planned from the start for all of these, yet I wasn't sure on how to execute it. Solitil here for example was always meant to turn into a sun praising priest with an ancient civilization flavor to it (and a dash of Goldilocks for the hair, because wynaut). With how often I changed Solitil's design, that only further delayed Merrigald's even more than I wanted. Finally decided to put an end to that the other day and came up with a design that fit my already established vision. While I am satisfied with how Merrigald came out, the colors and shape of its design remind me a lot of a mushroom cloud. Purely coincidence, I assure you all lol.

Hypothetically speaking, Merrigald, despite it's rather straightforward evolution technique, would not evolve until the mid-late game of the Excelo Region. Its requirements are combination of Happiness/Friendship being at their peak, as well as keeping a Sun Stone in hand. The latter would not be available until much later on in your journey, so build up fun memories with your little flower pal until its ready!

Merrigald is a full-time supporter of the sun. Its signature move is an offensive variation on Sunny Day, calling out the sun immediately while simultaneously dealing damage. Sol Bursa works in tandem with this, dealing insane damage in the sun while having a chance of burning your foes. Sharing the sun's rays not good enough? Spread the love with Merrigald's Incandescence ability and provide steady recovery for your fellow sun brethren! Merrigald excels in the special department, but fails under physical pressure under most circumstances. Speed isn't too shabby either, especially if you forgo Incandescence for Chlorophyll, but it's no Whimsicott. Merrigald learns some Grass and Fire-type moves for battle, along with some Fairy-type moves like Fairy Wind. It can't really defend against Flying-types though, so keep that in mind! Use Merrigald wisely, and you too can be oh so grossly incandescent! 

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Merrigald © Dragonith
Pokemon © Nintendo

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:icon062regrahc:
062regrahc Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
it really reminds me of Solaire from dark souls. i love it! c:
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:iconthat1bot:
That1Bot Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2017
It's adorable! Also, when you mentioned the Primal Weather abilities (Primordial Sea, Desolate Land and Delta Stream), I immediately pictured Merrigald standing on Primal Groudon's head, each Pokemon boosted to absurd degrees of power by the other's Sunlight effect(s).
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:iconcartoonben:
CartoonBen Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
The problem with glasses  Wow. She's beautiful, Dragonith. Well done.
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:iconempoliken:
Empoliken Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
This is such a clever idea. I don't know why game freak don't choose to invite teams of people to create their own pokemon.
At most, Game Freak should be able to fit up to 4096 pokemon max, once cartridges are able to fit that much data into their ROM files, anyway.
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:icondragonmon24:
dragonmon24 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you know this looks like something out of kirby
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:iconravenroseserpent:
Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student General Artist
oh wow this is awesome love it's a Fire and Grass duel type
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:iconzassa2:
Zassa2 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always wanted a Fire/Grass combo. It's actually pretty good at covering bases. Grass loses weaknesses to Ice, Bug, and Fire, and Fire loses weaknesses to Water and Ground. Pretty good.
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:iconpeppypony:
Peppypony Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fakemons! Here they are!
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:iconedusousil:
EduSouSil Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kinda overpower! o.o
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:iconcoltonthephantom:
ColtonthePhantom Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Looks amazing.
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:iconinterfail:
Interfail Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That pose...
That poncho.
That hat!
God, did you think about Troupple Acolytes from Shovel Knight?
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:icondragonith:
Dragonith Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're similar, but it's purely coincidence, I assure you lol.
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:iconquickman100:
quickman100 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Remember when I said Solitil should evolve into a leprechaun? 

I was wrong. This is waaaaay better.
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:iconyonkiri:
Yonkiri Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
i think that the stats are too OP for it.
and 95 is a really high base speed for a pokemon that doesn't REALLY have legs.
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:icondragonith:
Dragonith Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been having a little doubts about the chosen BST for it actually. I'll think it over.
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:iconthebedrockemerald:
TheBedrockEmerald Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would say more intimidating than comforting 
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:icongriffguy98:
Griffguy98 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
okay now you edited it.
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:icondarkfishking:
DarkFishking Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
A little worry i have is following:

Merrigalds's Second Signature Move "Sol Bursa", is it really beneficial for Merrigald to have this move being grass-type?
It is STAB, follows its theme but for the sole sake of variety i think this being a fire-type move would make Merrigald even stronger.
Having 2 different STAB attacks opens up a better offence against different enemies.

Long story cut short: My idea is to change Sol Bursa into a firy-type attack.
It makes Merrigald usefull in more situations. (= praisin' tha sun even more often as before! Dark Souls - Praise the Sun)
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:icondragonith:
Dragonith Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You make it sound like Merrigald can't learn Fire-type attacks. ._.

Whereas Solar Fleur sets up the sun, Sol Bursa gets powered up by it. Solar Fleur can't deal insane Grass-type damage like Sol Bursa can, in addition to a chance of burning the target. That's another appeal I like about the move. It's a Grass-type version of Scald + Brine (unlike Brine, this is weather dependent). If I changed it to Fire-type it'd just be another Fire-type move with a twist.

Also to clarify, Merrigald's signature move is Solar Fleur. That move is exclusive to it. Sol Bursa however can be learned by other Pokemon, hence why it's just labelled as a 'New Move'.
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:icondarkfishking:
DarkFishking Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
Ok.
This is just the stuff i have been thinking about.

But a little question is left: Why exactly is Solar Fleur grass-type instead of fire?
This question is a lot more neutral than the one before.
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:icondragonith:
Dragonith Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Think of it more like Solar Beam/Solar Blade. It's not so much fire being used rather a very bright beam of light.
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:icondarkfishking:
DarkFishking Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
Ok.
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:iconacroar:
Acroar Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If only I could be so grossly incandescent! TuT
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:iconmegahop:
MegaHOP Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
It looks like Senpai noticed it.
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:iconturtleboy1:
TurtleBoy1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
I always thought a Grass/Fire Pokemon would be awesome, and i honestly think that Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist should be Fire instead of Ghost. Glad to see that someone else had the same ideas!
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:iconsuperpika293:
superpika293 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
PRAISE THE SUN!!
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:iconkyuzeth:
Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2016
If you need stats for this one: 70/70/65/110/95/70 = 480. This makes it a good special attacker with alright bulk and a seemingly average Speed stat, but that can be patched up by Chlorophyll. Tried to balance this one out well enough; hope I've succeeded in that.

Edited a bit to go with your words of it not being physically fantastic. Still keeping it balanced, though. No min-maxing.
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:icondragonith:
Dragonith Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been awhile since I've seen some BST suggestions from you! Not that I'm complaining, haha.

Sounds good! I'll need to compare it with the others first to see which better suits it in the end. :)
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:iconkyuzeth:
Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Yeah, it really has been some time. I've been occupied with stuff.

Glad you like the spread.
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:iconvex2001:
Vex2001 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you add centimeters or meters? Because some people can't inches and feets. For example me. BTW. Your Fakemon is so cool.:O 
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:iconserpensvolucer:
SerpensVolucer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
3'07 is... I think about 1m 7,5cm? IDK. Anglosaxon units are a horror. I mean, you could at least base them off of something that didn't come out of RNG.
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:iconkyuzeth:
Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2016
There are converters for that purpose, my friend. Convertworld.com is such a site.
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:iconvex2001:
Vex2001 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconkyuzeth:
Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Not a problem at all.
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:iconwhitefreak14:
WhiteFreak14 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Dat Serene Grace, tho.
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:iconserpensvolucer:
\[T]/ Praise the sun, my friend!
Whatcha' say about 70/45/85/110/80/95=485?
High enough for a Pokemon whose role is slighltly offensive support, with a decent sized increase in HP(You can't have it as a glass cannon, really, if it's kit is based on survival for more than a turn), lower physical attack(Solitl was built as an all-rounder, meanwhile this one has much more of a focus, besides you sad it, it's physical offense sucks),  85 and 80 in both defenses respectively, a good enough amount that doesn't excel, physical slightly higher so that it can Maaaaaybe live a flying move, since they're mostly physical, good SPAtk, and a speed that allows it to outspeed many a Pokemon, but still not too high in builds not based on chlorophyl.
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:icondragonith:
Dragonith Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By 'physical pressure', I meant both its ATK and DEF stats lol. It isn't good at using physical moves or taking hits from them. Everything else looks solid though. 

Will need to review the other BSTs I've been provided as well.
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:iconserpensvolucer:
SerpensVolucer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Aaaight then, how about 95/45/55/110/85/95 then?
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:iconkarlleungkm:
karlleungkm Featured By Owner Edited Aug 25, 2016
something something praise the sun

75/70/70/115/100/85 (BST 515)

Bleh, the stat spread of the prevo makes this hard to make. Considering it can't evolve until mid-to-lategame, I think a BST total of 515 is pretty fair, especially for a non-minmaxed stat spread. 75/70/100 defensive stats plus a nice typing means it can take a few special moves, and 115 SpA is more than enough in the sun. 85 Speed is actually not bad for a Chlorophyll abuser, so there's that. That, and I don't actually see this mon that fast.
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:icondarkfishking:
DarkFishking Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
It ain't lookin' good for ya on the poll.
How unfortunate...

At least Merrigald becomes a !Sunny! Sweeper, i guess.
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:iconenderbrine5600:
Enderbrine5600 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you plan on making an actual game using this dex?
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:iconmadetgheist:
MadetGheist Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
Great design :) i love seeing what people come up with for things like grass/fire or fire/ice
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:icongriffguy98:
Griffguy98 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
wow the morning ray of the sun also dragonith may I borrow one of your fusemons for my journal entry please?
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:icondr-goom:
Dr-Goom Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
Omg, this is such a beautiful design. I love it! Lol.

Anyway, you know why I'm here (besides for the Pokemon), time for a BST!

BST -- 70/50/55/125/95/95 = 490

I decided not to go too complex in my stat distributions for this one but looking at your description I think these stats really suit it. You explained that it "falls under physical pressure" so I decided to give it a low base Defence stat along with its average HP so this one won't be taking too many physical hits. On the other hand, it's Special stats are pretty good, with slightly above average Sp. Defence and phenomenal Sp. Attack. Its Speed tier isn't too shabby either, outpacing various threats such as Porygon-Z and Tentacruel if ran with a Timid Nature. You can also decide to run Modest if you feel like you know your opponent is going to bring a Speed benefiting nature if they're in a lower Speed tier. However, while its Speed tier is decent it is still outsped by plenty of Pokemon such as Terrakion and the Latis as long as they're rocking Jolly and Timid respectively.

And, as always, if you have any issues with this distribution, just make sure to tell me. :)
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:icondr-goom:
Dr-Goom Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Actually, when I looked back at Sotilil I noticed that its Attack and Defence is better than Marrigald so I'm going to update the BST:

BST: 70/65/70/125/95/95 = 520

I feel like this BST is more suitable because you said you get it mid-game and it will take a while to get its happiness full and find a Sun Stone so I decided to make it worth it. The only differences made here were its Attack and Defence stat so it matches up better with Sotilil. I decided not to change Attack at all from Sotilil because it doesn't need it and it got a 5 point buff to its Defence. Everything else is the same.
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:icondr-goom:
Dr-Goom Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
I also forgot to mention that if under sun with Chloryphyll it outspeeds the entire metagame barring Scarfers. Also, I forgot to mention it only outspeeds Tentacruel if Tentacruel has a Modest nature, whoops. Sweating a little...
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:iconcedifonei:
CediFonei Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
Even in Excelo, the sun will always be praised, and the memes will always be dank. Kudos on another cool Fakemon design!
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:icondarkfishking:
DarkFishking Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
PRAISE THE FUCKIN' SUN! Happy birthday Gold94Chica!!!

THE DARK SOULS MEMES ARE COMING!

Now time to be real:

I do not like the coloring of the shiny version.
Personally, the only real reason i can see to hope for a shiny version is if one is obsessed with the prestige.
Otherwise, the normal version looks MUCH better.
The normal version has various stages of orange which resembles fire, the sun etc.
The shiny version just looks random with no theme behind it.
Yes, it is kinda yellow but that really is it.
It is what i think.
The recoloring of a shiny actually opens up possibilites for some really fuckin' nito gimmicks.
The first thing came in my mind was to color shiny Merrigald in the colors of Solair.
You already began with the memes so it would not be completly out of place to color Merrigald that way.
It is your decision but i hope i made myself understandable.
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:icondragonith:
Dragonith Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the blue and yellow on the poncho are definitely not random. They're consistent with its pre evolution's colors. Thematically though, yes there isn't really a theme here for the shiny, especially in regards to the pink and yellow on the face and hat/dress. Was having issues deciding on what colors to use there.

Regardless, I can try to use Solaire's colors here, but it's obvious I can't make it completely resemble him given how the colors are arranged. This should be better colors than the last palette at least, imo.
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:icondarkfishking:
DarkFishking Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
It looks definitly better now.
I get vibes from this.
And that is a good sign.
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