by, 23rd September 2011 at 11:44 AM (820 Views)
Form: 6. Zubat! The Bat Pokémon. Zubat's Form sure is strange. It has no eyes or nose, its wings have only two fingers each, and its legs are two antennae-like projections. How it's supposed to hang from a cave ceiling with those, I don't know. Its ears look perfect for echolocation, and its large, open mouth is ready to eat crumpets and suck blood... and it's all out of crumpets.
Color: 7. Though it has but two main colors, they look great together. The murky blue is fit for a cave, while the striking purple shows off its toxicity, and makes the ears seem large and concave. The black mouth and white fangs provide even more contrast.
Originality: 5. Ah, Zubat. The Rattata of caves. While I myself did find a battle every 5 steps to be quite a hassle, I didn't blame the little bat. But I digress. Zubat is clearly based on a bat, but the lack of eyes and the odd legs are strange yet unique. It's just different enough to make Zubat iconic.
Favorite Renditions: Skepsisfox, AnnaJ, Petah55, NugofWar
Best TCG Art: Supreme Victors 133/153 by Masakazu Fukuda
Form: 6. It's a mouth with wings! Larger wings, actual eyes, and two odd legs (though nothing compared to Zubat), and... a much, much larger mouth. Though the ears are diminished, the huge, menacing mouth picks up the slack.
Color: 7. Much like Zubat, the blue and purple work together well. The ears' color is meaningless now, but the gaping void of a mouth makes up for it.
Originality: 6. If I saw a 5-ft, 120-lb bat flying toward me with a mouth several feet wide, I'd run. While actual bats have very small mouths, Golbat takes the blood-suckingness to the extreme. Just another example of an actual animal being turned into its worst incarnation by Game Freak.
Favorite Renditions: IzzYandMryhu, RtRadke, Transypoo
Best TCG Art: Dark Golbat (EX Team Rocket Returns 34/109) by Masakuzu Fukuda
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