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Fakemon Starters Final Stages by Xous54 Fakemon Starters Final Stages by Xous54
Arkimaleon (Archmage / Archimage + Chameleon)
Shaman Pokémon
"Forest tribes worship it for its amazing psychic abilities, which it can use to see the future. When it disappears using its camouflage, many believe it actually vanishes into a different realm. It shakes the beads on its legs and tail to put itself in a magical trance and enhance its psychic powers."
80 / 78 / 74 / 117 / 85 / 100
Move Learn List:
-- Megahorn
-- Tackle
-- Tail Whip
7 Razor Leaf
9 Growth
13 Camouflage
16 Horn Attack
20 Tail Slap
24 Future Sight
28 Leaf Blade
32 Barrier
38 Psychic
44 Hypnosis
50 Horn Leech
56 Calm Mind
62 Leaf Storm

Minotorch (Minotaur + Torch)
Minotaur Pokémon
"It leads foolhardy travelers deep into its labyrinth using torches made of its flames. Once the travelers are deep inside, it extinguishes the torches and leaves its prey lost in the darkness. Then the hunt begins."
120 / 120 / 70 / 90 / 70 / 64
Move Learn List:
-- Megahorn
-- Tackle
-- Growl
7 Ember
9 Fury Attack
13 Focus Energy
16 Beat Up
20 Horn Attack
24 Punishment
28 Flamethrower
32 Take Down
38 Fire Punch
44 Sucker Punch
50 Head Smash
56 Nasty Plot
62 Flare Blitz

Sabretain (Sabre Tooth + Chevrotain, a type of fanged deer)
Frozen Fang Pokémon
"Sabretain are prideful and live alone their entire lives, making sightings extremely rare. Because of this, they are often referred to as gods of the icy forests they inhabit. Their hooves emit a mysterious force that allows them to walk on the surface of water."
85 / 110 / 75 / 108 / 70 / 86
Move Learn List:
-- Megahorn
-- Tackle
-- Leer
7 Water Gun
9 Charm
13 Fury Attack
16 Aqua Ring
20 Aqua Jet
24 Ice Fang
28 Jump Kick
32 Roar
38 Icicle Crash
44 Aqua Tail
50 Swords Dance
56 Blizzard
62 Hydro Pump

Arkimaleon: Based on the horned chameleon. I wanted the Kameeleaf line to be something other than just Grass-Type chameleons, so I decided to take a different route in the end. The shaman / witch doctor idea was the most interesting idea I could think up, so I went with that. The head is supposed to look like a witch doctor’s headdress. The shaking idea just came from the fact that whenever I think of a tribal shaman casting spells, I think of him shaking a magical staff with leaves, beads, and skulls on the top.

Minotorch: Thanks to MrCoal for the idea of the Calfire line ending with a minotaur. When I first thought up the evolutions I had it evolving into a big Ox, but it felt very dull compared to a minotaur. Because of the minotaur’s mythology it allowed me to expand on the Dark aspect a lot better. The fire on its head starts at the top and travels down its back a bit, like a mane. They wait deep within their labyrinth and can sense anything that happens inside, so when travelers get led inside by the torches Minotorch set, they can immediately extinguish them from anywhere inside the labyrinth and begin hunting down the travelers.

Sabretain: I shaped the fur on its chest to look a little like a scarf blowing in the wind to make the Ice aspect a little more believable. I didn’t make the antlers anything astounding, since water deer aren’t supposed to have antlers in the first place and its main forms of attack are meant to be its fangs. Sabretain are supposed to be mysterious and very rare Pokémon, so the overall design is very “flowing” to give it an elegant appearance.

Please don’t use this artwork for anything. Thank you!

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borbonhocas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
these are really cool! Well done!
Crypt-God Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
I want Minotorch in Pokemon so bad.
Wildcat1999 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They all look amazing, but I think my favorite is Minotorch.
115spartan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017
dark fire one is freaking awesome
WhiterGamer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017
hi, i just see your fakemon starters  Fakemon Starters Final Stages by Xous54  and i have to tell you they are fantastic and im very interested in them.

Im making a fan made pokemon game and i think these are perfect to be the starters.

If you let me those designs i promisse you i give you a part in the credits.

If you are interested contact me:

PD: Sorry if my english is bad, im spanish
cooldeadpool15 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Ooooh dat Minotorch. 
thetitanium Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
I can see these taking place from a sort of midwest American region!
Tech-Guru Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
Japanesewolftobi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Student General Artist
I actually really like these starters but one thing I'm starting to notice (and I don't like very much) is all the needless detail nowadays Pokémon kinda have. I would like these a little better if they didn't have so much design. Other than that, good job :)
HaiseHaru Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
selrashyn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
I would love it if these were in the game! I'm going to be so disappointed when sun and moon come out and there not the starters. I really hope someone starts a petition to get them in, I would do it but I don't know how. If I'm lucky someone from gamefreak will see this and love it.
selrashyn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
And if gamefreak does love it they might buy it off the artist. I seriously want these to become starters so much and will be so happy if they actually do somehow.
nathadey Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
Arkimaleon would be a sick Grass/Dragon type too :D :D
ratboy181 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
Arkimaleon doesn't look like a grass/psychic type to me, I can see Minotorch being fire/dark type, I can see Sabretain being water/ice type, I don't see Arkimaleon being grass/psychic type, if I were to guess it's type by appearance alone, I would guess pure grass, other than that they look really good.
Tokusa-desu Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kai4444 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
Hello ! Have a friend asks what type are the starters...
His cause has debated fucking... He said the fire would choke type FIRE/FIGHT and it sucks because one already exists three others, while I support the fact that it is either FIRE/GROUND or FIRE/ROCK...
We really would like to know to close the debate. Thank you in advance ^^...
NesMeister Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
You might have figured it out already, but the typings are in the description
Zahran981 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 30, 2015
Me and my friends are going to make our own pokemon game and we ask you the permission to use Arkimaleon, Minotorch, Sabretain and all there evolutions. Note that we are going to say that is you who makes them. Please, can we ?
ThePurpleGeek Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
now i really wanna have these pokemon D:
MarioForever123 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015   Digital Artist
I like the fire-type, looks very cool. =)
Yukibossman Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2015
I would choose the water one. I wish he was faster and was more of an offensive pokemon, though.
DryBones157 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
InfamousWolf Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Are these starts for kicks or will be making an entire region? Either way i admire the art. 
MCsaurus Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015

Awesome Starter Pokémon you draw, I think I like it.
Taxima Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
I'm in love with these evolutions, just saying that now. However, it's unintentional, but I think you gave Arkimaleon the short end of the stick.

Obviously the grass/psychic compared to the fire/darkness fits the rock paper scissors rule, but then you made its target a Water/Ice, giving Sabretain an advantage. Maybe I'm reading too much into it. Grass starters are primarily my go to starter, and I'm in love with this.
CheezayBallz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They totally should use the ideas from artist like you when they make a new pokemongame.
I always have the feeling that nindendo runs out of ideas. Fanmade work is sometimes much much better 
jof410 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the water one it's based on a extinct kind of deer right?
Roaming-Irise Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Its not extinct, they live in forests in Asia.
mywaterpokemon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014

i would like to use some of these for my new region…

i would appreciate it if you told people about this so i can get more entries.

Goldtrayler Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
these are insane, without a doubt best fakemon starter evolution chain ive seen, and ive seen a lot. Definitely picking grass though. If not fire.
DaemonblackwellNRN Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
love the lizard and minotaur one the last one no offense isn't my style but its still cool and awesome
SquiddRz Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Sabertain is amazing. I was making a fanged deer fire starter just now. Now I've seen this,I guess I've been beaten with that idea by a Long way.
thetitanium Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
I'm seeing a consistent theme. That's rare among fakemon creators. It makes me think of a woodland setting.
Neko-Kun627 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Dat Minotaur Pokemon!
RXLegendary Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Minotorch looks freaking awesome!!!
shad2389 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Wow, these are awesome! OMG
I especially love Sabretain. It makes me think of a reverse jackalope.
lgradicool123 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AesirMaster Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why weren't these the starters for X/Y?

They're awesome!
Evaron Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that's cool
Koeskull Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very awesome, I wish these were the starters in X and Y. Also, I came across this doing a completely irrelevant search... but whatever lol.
Awesomedrakos Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Arkimaleon's special move should be magical leaf
Noise-Nin Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
holy shit dude these are amazing!
SpectraIsMad Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
The last one looks like cobalion 
SpawnVII Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg these are so boss!! I want Minotorch!!! :squee:
Uglydevon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
other then Sabretain these stats dont make sense really (sabretain is a mixed attacker) but then minotorch high atk and high HP? also arkimaleon high Sdef and Speed? doesnt really work well but other then that the art is cool
theloverss Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
If you could would you for Gamefreak.
MellieMD Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are actually amazing, well done!
kaosrulez Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Hey Xous, I really like these Starters and would use any of them in a heart beat, but I have a question. Do you think you can update their movesets at all? As of right now Arkimaleon can't really utilize his sp. atk. Maybe add in an egg moves list?
JePheoniX Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish you were the pokemon designer
fancysaxophone Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Arkimaleon has Rinnegan! :o
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