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    Default Adapting Tales for the Pokemon World

    One of the most fun things for me to write is someone telling a story. Since the Pokemon world is very similar to our world, I figured that some stories from our world might appear in the Pokeworld too. So in this thread, I will show you how I Pokemonize a story for Brock or another storyteller to tell.

    --Animal tales are the easiest to Pokemonize--to a point. If a tale features an animal that hasn't yet been made a Pokemon, I will use a Pokemon that resembles the animal in question.

    --Tales from Asia are my primary source of inspiration (as a nod to Pokemon's Japanese roots). But no matter where it is from, if the tale refers to something that wouldn't make sense in the Pokeworld, or would be hard to adapt to the Pokeworld, it is rejected.

    So for example, let's say I wanted to Pokemonize the following: uExpress.com: Tell Me A Story by Amy Friedman and Jillian Gilliland -- (10/21/2007) adapted by Amy Friedman and illustrated by Jillian Gilliland

    I would start by saying the magical bird in the story was either Ho'oh or Lugia (as both have been known to heal things). The magical horse would turn into a Shiny Ponyta, and the giant would probably turn into the Ghost/monstrous Pokemon of the teller's choice (or, depending on the teller, I will leave it a giant) The soul might become Mew or Jirachi, and the mule drivers would turn into Pokemon trainers.

    Of course, not every tale is this easy--I have had to tweak the plot to make sense in the Pokeworld.

    If you have any questions, or have a tale I could Pokemonize, let me know!
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    Default Re: Adapting Tales for the Pokemon World

    I always assumed that the Pokémon world was a fictional country or countries located somewhere on our very own planet, and that Pokémon themselves were rare-to-nonexistent outside said countries. Going with this assumption, I see no need to "Pokémonize" existing stories. Even if the Pokémon world is separate from our own, I find it an awfully silly notion that everything they do would revolve around Pokémon.

    ....of course, given the fact that they seem to tack the prefix "Poké" onto everything—even their currency—it's entirely possible....

    Out of curiosity, though, how might you approach an adaptation of, let's say, a Disney film? The Lion King, for example?

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    I have Poke-parodied that as "The Entei King" (since Entei resembles a lion)

    The hyenas would be Mightyenas
    Timon would become a Watchog (closest thing to a meerkat)
    Pumbaa would probably become a Pignite
    Zazu I picture as a Chatot (I don't THINK there's a hornbill Pokemon yet)
    Not sure if any existing pig Pokemon resemble a mandrill, so not sure what Rafiki would be
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    Default Re: Adapting Tales for the Pokemon World

    The answer:


    More on topic, you just gave me an idea for a one shot I should write up, can't wait till its done :P

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    Ah, Luxray would work too!

    I'd love to see you take a crack at my prompt
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    Ooh! Ooh! Have you ever played the game Okami? That would be cool to Pokefy wouldn't it?

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    Default Re: Adapting Tales for the Pokemon World

    Or Ammy could be an Entei or Suicune

    Cross posting my prompt in here in case anyone wants to try it:

    Imagine your characters are in an auditorium, listening to Brock tell stories. One of the tales he tells is the following:



    Describe how your characters react to this story as Brock performs.
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    Default Re: Adapting Tales for the Pokemon World

    Quote Originally Posted by LightningTopaz View Post
    Or Ammy could be an Entei or Suicune
    I updated my post btw. Accidentally posted halfway done.

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    Default Re: Adapting Tales for the Pokemon World

    One movie that pops into my mind that could be Pokémonized would be my favourite disney movie, Aladdin.

    Genie: a shiny Dusknoir (which happens to be blue)
    Abu: Chimchar and later as a Donphan
    Iago: Chatot
    Jasmine's tiger (can't remember its name): Raikov or a Luxray

    Just a couple of examples I managed to think of. When I think about Dusknoir being Genie, its both creepy and hilarious to about.
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    The tiger's name is Rajah, for the record--I picture him as a Raikou
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    Default Re: Adapting Tales for the Pokemon World

    Raikou, or any of the doggy trio would work pretty good since they are a royal family and could potentially have Ho-oh's blessing.

    An interesting idea though could be the little mermaid in which the mermaids and such are replaced with pokémon and the one being Arial(cannot remember her name) is in love with a human yadda yadda yadda, meets with some dark/ghost type and turns human, yadda yadda, events unfold, happily ever after


    (also I'm working on something for the prompt, just taking a while to get past block :P)

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    The mermaids would probably be human/Vaporeon hybrids or something. So Ursula would probably be a human/Octillery hybrid. Who consumes the souls of passing Starmie to gain Psychic powers. Or....something.

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    I've actually been thinking about writing a short fic Pokémonizing Journey to the West.

    That is, Tripitaka would still be a human, but he would be, essentially, the first trainer. Sun Wukong (the Monkey King, or Great Sage, Equal to Heaven) would be, of course, an Infernape. Zhu Bajie (the pig) would be a Grumpig, rather than an Emboar (just so there aren't two fire-fighting types; Emboar is actually BASED on Zhu Bajie). The Dragon horse would probably just be a Rapidash (or maybe Keldeo). Sha Wujing would probably just be a humanshape Pokémon, like Alakazam, Gallade, or maybe Sawk. They'd basically go through eight trials before arriving in India/the West, where they'd face Buddha's five tests. Or something.

    It'd be rather short, though. Unlike the 100-chapter source material. Say, ten or eleven chapters.

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    Default Re: Adapting Tales for the Pokemon World

    I would love to read that, plus maybe Pokemonize all 100 chapters of the original story.
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    Default Re: Adapting Tales for the Pokemon World

    Quote Originally Posted by LightningTopaz View Post
    I would love to read that, plus maybe Pokemonize all 100 chapters of the original story.
    Well, a full version would have to wait until I actually finish all 100 chapters... :P

    But now that I think about it, it'd probably be longer than I originally thought... like maybe thirty. Sun Wukong's backstory is very cool, and I'd like to include that, but there's really nothing I can excise from it, so I might just write it as a sort of lead-up/prologue story. But a lot of the main "arcs" are two or three chapters long... some are even longer.

    But I do like the idea, so I'll definitely be drawing up notes.

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