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Supposedly Raichu's removed evolution had horns and fangs, named Gorochu. So I had a go at the design! 
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Andorou-Khan Featured By Owner 4 days ago
This is by far the best concept art for Gorochu out there. It still has that old Sugimori design feel from Gen I, but also has a modern look that would fit in well with the newer 'mons. I truly hope that at some point Game Freak introduces Gorochu as a split evo for Pikachu, and that it looks something like this. I can see it being Electric/Dark or Electric/Fighting.
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challudym Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
Yeah, this was how I was imagining it. It was described as 'frightening'. So the black on Pikachu's ears, going up into Raichu, was an evolution into Ken Sugimori's Nidoran-like 'huge horns'. A++++ 
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MKDrawings Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
OMG, it's really was a discarted evolution of Pikachu?

I love the concept, i'm easely imagine in Pokemon game.

To be honest, it's better the new pokemon concepts (i'm a bit old school, sorry, i've stopped at Ruby & Saphire :XD:)
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Foxeaf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Student
Yeah there really was! It was in an interview, recently.

I get ya, the style and look of the newer Pokémon have definitely gone in a different direction, not all will enjoy it! There are some really good ones, such as Mimikyu and Phantump. :") Check them out some time. 
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ZephiraWolf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
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skysoul25 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Student General Artist
cool! :3
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:iconfoxeaf:
Foxeaf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Student
Thanks!
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skysoul25 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Student General Artist
welcome :3
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bigbadarmadillo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Student General Artist
Now that's talent!!
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Foxeaf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Student
Thank you!
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MLPhistorian Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
It looks just like the old concept art, its so wonderful! Good job! :D
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I love how you depicted their cheeks as two-thirds of a mitsudomoe, fitting for the 'thunder-god' motif Gorochu was apparently supposed to have...!
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SurvivorMett Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very well made! This is exactly how i would've wanted him!
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shadowsdie Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agh! I like this version of Gorochu! :D
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NintendoFan1011 Featured By Owner May 18, 2018
Why hasn’t Gamefreak hired you?
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marbly-cake Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oghgoog!!!!!!!!!! this is super cute and good!! round lump your art is so good !! 
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Foxeaf Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Student
Thank you!
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marbly-cake Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!! 
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SpireEx Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's quite an amazing concept! Yo-lo!
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Pokedragon8 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
I have to say this is my favorite depiction of Gorochu.
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mooncense Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he's so cute... could I use this as an icon? :0c I would credit you of course!
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TheAdmirerOfGoodArt Featured By Owner May 14, 2018
 Wow...I absolutely love it! It has an extra sense of "coolness" and "toughness", and definitely looks like it'd be usable in the OU tier...yet, it still maintains the same type of cuteness that the rest of the Pikachu line shares. Making it a cool and cute Pokemon...which are my favorite types! Cute but still powerful are my favorites!

  I also like how it's not overly designed, and maintains the simple design that most Pokemon from the first gen games would have, due to the software limitations at the time. It also looks like Ken Sugimori's old water color style, so...that's a plus! 

  Overall, I think this is my favorite Gorochu concept yet! My only nitpick is that I think the tail would look better yellow rather than the reddish orange color the rest of it's body is...but like I said, I'm just nitpicking at this point. 
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Silenthilllz Featured By Owner May 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
demon raTTT!! I LOVE IT
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FnrrfYgmSchnish Featured By Owner May 12, 2018
This has got to be my favorite Gorochu design yet.  Wish I'd thought of using the "Raijin swirlies" (no idea if there's an actual name for those, heh) for the cheek pouches and a third on the forehead when I was drawing mine!
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Meowimator Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely the best Gorochu design! Awesome job! ^^
I'd love to see a shiny version of this ;w;
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PYOKORlDER Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
OH I LOVE HER??????? FUCK
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XelUnknown Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
What Mega-rai look like
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Eioul1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2018
This is the most believable and at the same time interesting version of Gorochu, I have seen so far. Props!
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ShootingStarEevee Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo I like how you tried to imitate the original style with watercolours and all :0
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KronnicK Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
The face motif combining pikachus cheeks with raijins drum is genius! 
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Kadiur Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
I like this version, simple and yet fantastic :) 
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Johnshi Featured By Owner Edited May 7, 2018
SO far, I looked at the other takes on the Gorochu, and this one is my most favorite because it not only takes the description of what the proposed evolution looks like from the words, but it really does fit nicely to being closer to more like a thunder god mouse that still has its cute look.

It would have been to close to legendary stat that required very hard work and conditions to be set right....

THIS EVO BEATS ALL OTHER GOROCHUS!!!
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Foxeaf Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Student
Thank you!
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AuPlauSe Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Student Artist
Excuse me Foxeaf May I have permission to draw this with my Ocs? I promise to give full credit.
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Foxeaf Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Student
OF course
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dancinninjac Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
Super awesome!
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Flurmimon Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks it could be a evolution for Honoguma. Cute yet fierce and strong, I like this lost evolution. Maybe Gorochu could reappear in Gen 8 being reimaged as a Mega Raichu.
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Foxeaf Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Student
I did draw inspiration from Honoguma, as well as Gengar, Charizard and Electabuzz. :)
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boompikachu Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
That’s a cute version of it ^o^ 
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wolf14vargen14 Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
this is Gorochu the second evolution of Pikachu which was cancelled
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DragonOfTheMists Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen something like this! Bulbapedia had an article on unused Pokemon designs, and there was a little spiky thing that looked like it could be this creature's pre-evolution. Perhaps that was the original sprite design?
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Foxeaf Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Student
I think there may have been some overlapping concepts, perhaps Honoguma was Gorochu but got altered to be the starter before being completely scrapped. Good spot!
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wolf14vargen14 Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
this is Gorochu the second evolution of Pikachu which was cancelled
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StanMarshfan1928 Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
They know that, but they were talking about another Scrapped Pokemon
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Wyote Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
This is the first one I've seen that really feels like it could have been the original concept.
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Foxeaf Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Student
Thank you. I went through several design iterations.
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Wyote Featured By Owner May 21, 2018
Well, what you finished with turned out great.  I wish we could see this guy in an actual game, maybe as a Mega Evolution for Raichu since Raichu as of Gen 2 is the 3rd from in the evolution line.
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MuddyTehMudkip Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
Nice job on also nailing the Gen 1 art style.
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Nintendrawer Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
I was waiting for this to pop up in my msg bin XD Man, I would love to see the concept work on scrapped and original Pokemon back then to see how they came to be. This is one of the nicer designs I've seen of Gorochu, love the coloring as well :D
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Foxeaf Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Student
Yeah I'm expecting many more designs of it as well to pop up!
Hopefully they bring out a fully fleshed out concept art book and high res images. Would buy it in a heartbeat.
Thank you!
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