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Alternate Universe Pokemon by DukeStewart Alternate Universe Pokemon by DukeStewart
In case you're in the dark here, these are the three pokemon starters and their types taking a respective step to the left.


I hate you people for forcing me to say this, but I made the names so that they would sound as close as possible to the original. I have no qualms whatsoever about the 'Venus' in Venuscorch or the 'Char' in Charizaqua.

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Coolkuy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Venuscorch: Fire/Rock
Grasstoise: Grass
Charizaqua: Water/Dragon
RGB64 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Aquizard is probably closer to Charizard than Charizaqua.
The-Modern-Nobody Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
soooo goood!!
NeoniZigzagoon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Me: WHODAFAQ IS THE FLYING WATER ONE oh wait charizard..
branmuffinpower Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
I hate to say it, but there's a part of me that almost likes these as much as the original versions of the starters. I think I especially like that molten, crusty-looking volcano on Venuscorch's back in place of the bulb. What's really interesting is they look enough like their in-universe counterparts to identify them, and yet they still look so different. I'm a big fan of both the concept and the execution! Superb job!
Brightpaw32 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm..... Very interesting. This will be fun~!

Your picture is very creative! I'm not going to go and say no one has ever thought of switching a pokemon's type before, however, I can say that that concept is new to me! I like how you made each pokemon the type in which is it's opposite. Maybe this can be used for a story involving Team Rocket...? We'll see.

I have to say, your pokemon were well drawn! Not only were they nicely colored, but they were simplistically complex! (While their overall design is fairly simple, the details are make the drawing seem very complex and difficult to draw.)

I prefer your Venusaur, or should I say, Venuscorch better than it's original design. Although it still does look like the prettiest thing down the block, but I do think it looks better than the overgrown cabbage-palm tree mutation. (I'm not trying to dis any Venusaur lovers. That's what I interpret the Venusaur as, OK? OK.) The black shadow around it's eyes creep me out, though.....

Even though I don't care for Blastoise, however, Grasstoise is my favorite out of all of them. He looks cool, but plushy and adorable. Like a Totoro of sorts! I approve of the way you drew his wooden armor, and his pointed, grassy ears give his a very bear-ish look to him. The golden rings around his cannons are a very nice touch, and they go well with his color scheme. (What comes out of the cannons themselves, eh, that's debatable.)

Finally, we have Charizaqua. His name would be the my least favorite out of the three (Aquazard would probably lose more of his fire-type edge), but he stills ranks second in my book. His new sleek and steel-smooth body makes him seem very agile and fish-like, which is very good when making a water-type pokemon. Also, giving Charizaqua many Finns (ha, word play) gave him an almost sea-gargoyle appearance, which seems to benefit him in the design apartment. His glowing tail and gills was a very unique touch, and I clap for you on that. Charizaqua is probably the most simplistic of the bunch, but he was probably the coolest looking one to me.

Criticism: Again, I think Charizaqua's name should be something like "Aquazard" to lose more of the fire-type edge he has and gain more of a water/dragon-type appearance. In addition, I suggest putting Grasstoise's wooden shell against something a little more green, as my eyes usually trick me into thinking the dirt is his shield, or that he doesn't have one (XD Ha, I'm stupid!). But these are minor errors and most, if not all of them can be ignored.

Keep up the good work, and don't overwork yourself! Remember, you're supposed to do this for fun, not because you have to!
(BTW, if I came off as a jerk AT ALL, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to offend anyone!)

Paths are as Bright as we make them ~Brightpaw
DukeStewart Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Waaaoooh! Now that was a good meaty comment. I love those.
Brightpaw32 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha! You'll probably see more of those from me in the future! I usually write long reviews like that because.... Why not? :I
PsychoDemonFox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome designs! Wonder what the preevolutions would be called, though...
ScarletArcangel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very high quality work
The idea itself is great and freelance of the Type-Chance, everyone (with basic- knowlege of the pokemon universe) know, who is on thet pic :D
thiphobia Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha that's cool
PokeSpartan117 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
wow I never though they could look good as these types
Gwestioo77 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
saw this on halolz yet it is very good drawn
OKauyon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
How about Vesuvisaur instead of Venuscorch?
Saggitarimon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I DIG the Holy Ring from Digimon Grasstoise has :pointandlaugh:
ThePhoenixKing32 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it said Venus-crotch for a second there.
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Madvenomjack Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to see a fully evolutionary chain done of these pokemon. Nicely done!
mortelkill Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
i really like their design to all, with a special love to grasstoise

but i just can`t unsee the name kept exactly the word that mean fire.
Ender-Panda13 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love venuscorch,
but i am wondering what the hell shoots out of those tree trunks on grasstoise and how charizaqua can use those wings o-o
Fawntasy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am in love with that Venuscorch~ <3
Suicunesrider Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist
This is awesome! I want a Charizaqua! XD
FlakoSkeptik Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Simply amazing!
ShadowCatGamer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
These are so cool! It would be super groovy if you did this for all the starters.
violettunami Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so freaking awesome!!!
Ask-Sock Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I came
Geo50505 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
This actually inspired me to make recolor's and modified versions of the Icons from Soul Silver and Heart Gold.
DukeStewart Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
You'll have to send me a link when you're done.
Geo50505 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Sure thing! Only have the first two evolutions done =]
Here's the link:
Suka-chan13 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Artist
I like them, the names, i mean. The Planet Venus is baren and rocky and hot. So it makes more sense if its in the name of a fire pokemon. Your redesigns are all so detailed. The look like theyed fit right in in pokemon.
DukeStewart Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Well thank you very much
Draco18s Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Venus is pretty toasty anyway. ^..~
MayuTheWriter Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Venuscorch have look like "what i've become" but I like it :D or "God why....?"
Grasstoise is a truly badass
And Charizaqua.... And him... He is the best thing I ever saw! I love it!

You should now draw a Venusfall, Burntoise and Charitree ^^
Suicunesrider Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist
I second this.~
MayuTheWriter Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad that you like my idea xD
Iketsu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Definitely an interesting concept, the sleek instead of large design for charzaqua....thats awkward to say in my head, is a nice departure from the normal far more bottom heavy design
Scarim Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Venuscorch seen far more appealing than Venusaur itself, a Dinosaur with a volcano on its back? Yes please! (Camerupt doesn't count!)
AmayaROKS Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing! Who would've thought to do that with the starters? You gotta do the next set of starters dude! awesome job!!! :love:
Groudan383 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I got to admit, thats pretty damn awesome :)
Philotics Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Grasstoise is my favorite. Are you going to do a picture with them shifted the other way? Or even a similar picture with the other starters? I would love to see more!
superjaegar-aviator Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooooowwww i like it!
abizoe Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
i really like how Charizaqua came out, very well done!
ulawan5 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Grasstoise looks kind of like Guame from Gurren Lagann :D
DukeStewart Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Yeh, I can see a resemblance...
Hina-Kita Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As a pokemon fan myself I love it. I never even thought of something like this it makes me happy for some reason and I wish they existed in the games.
Jaffar8 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
do want!!!
iKarmaKillerNicole Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY!!!!!!!!!! POKEMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aorta-Heartless Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Charizaqua looks awesome even if its name is awkward.
JustFox13 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Grasstoise looks looks like a fuzzy teddy bear, I love it XD
lily1991 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are no words to describe just how completely awesome-er you have become by doing this (and yes, awesome-er is an official word now. :icongreatjobplz:)
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