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Xinian
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Published: January 1, 2012
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Xinian

New-Year Pokemon

Length: 3'6.5 inches
Weight: 52 lbs

In ancient times, this Pokemon caused all sorts of mischief and mayhem with people. As punishment, it was bound in 13 rings, and made to bring with it each coming new year since then. Still prone to pulling minor tricks, people are encouraged to light red lanterns on the eve of each new year to ward this Pokemon off.

Type: Fire/Dragon

Formes:
Xinian <--> ???

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Happy 2012, everyone! Just yesterday it occurred to me that a legendary pokemon in charge of the new year, has yet to be done (well, at least officially).

Xinian's name is actually a take on "Xin Nian", "New Year" in Chinese. Plus the critter himself is based on the Nian of Chinese mythology, which was the enemy of the zodiac animals, and kept at bay by the color red.

As a bonus, the character on its lantern means "prisoner", showing the amount of trouble this little guy got himself into.

And what's that? Xinian can evolve change form? Hmmm......

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BlackAlpha99's avatar
BlackAlpha99|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I use your fakemon for a fanfic? I'll give full credit. Also seems like that of a cute legendary pokemon.
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Sea-Salt|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, I don't see any problem with that; can't wait to see the results!
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BlackAlpha99|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You don't mind if I did a gijinka version of Xinian do you?
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Sea-Salt|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh hey, didn't even notice your reply; sorry about that! And go ahead; I love gijinkas.
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BlackAlpha99's avatar
BlackAlpha99|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'll send you a link to the fanfic when its uploaded to fanfiction.net
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soukila|Hobbyist Artist
aawwnn very cute :3
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Maxtyrannus|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i want one D:
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CybershockSheep's avatar
That is neato! "bound in 13 rings," I'm guessing there's a 13th ring on him that i don't see? I like just about everything I see here. :) And why is there no official dragon/fire type? Isn't it the most obvious choice for a dragon? It would of been awesome for Charizard...
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Sea-Salt|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You probably missed his "collar", which is also a ring. ^^

And well, there is Reshiram, which is currently the sole fire/dragon Pokemon of the roster. But yeah, seems like it would be the most sensible type to make. Guess Game Freak wants to take its time with their dragons. : p
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CybershockSheep's avatar
oh! Now I see it! I miscounted the ones on the tail! I thought I saw 3, but there's actually 4... :confused: I counted the collar, since I figured it was one of them early on.

How'd I forget Reshiram? Well, now I remember the main reason I like him.
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ZephyrLightningheart's avatar
aww hes so cute! and its back story is sweet too.
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Dudemilio's avatar
He is cute live his back story his final evolution should be the opposite of him all good and holy and prased
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kamicherry|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That actually sounds really interesting! ouo AND HAPPY NEW YEAR SHANE
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