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Xinian by Sea-Salt Xinian by Sea-Salt

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

Xinian <--> ???


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......

Micron pens
Crayola color pencils.
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BlackAlpha99 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  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.
Sea-Salt Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, I don't see any problem with that; can't wait to see the results!
BlackAlpha99 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You don't mind if I did a gijinka version of Xinian do you?
Sea-Salt Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh hey, didn't even notice your reply; sorry about that! And go ahead; I love gijinkas.
BlackAlpha99 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll show you when its done.
BlackAlpha99 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'll send you a link to the fanfic when its uploaded to
soukila Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
aawwnn very cute :3
Maxtyrannus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i want one D:
CybershockSheep Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
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...
Sea-Salt Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  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
CybershockSheep Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
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.
aww hes so cute! and its back story is sweet too.
Dudemilio Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
He is cute live his back story his final evolution should be the opposite of him all good and holy and prased
kamicherry Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That actually sounds really interesting! ouo AND HAPPY NEW YEAR SHANE
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