reminded myself of my design docs for a pokemon game set in fantasy oklahoma and i'm fuckin into it tbh
it's about trying to find justice in a society built around injustice, and also about running around with a cute lil fire bison in oklahoma city
* brison/brisear/barbalo (fire-type -> fire/ground-type bison, high health and defense)
* orofrill/hierrowing/acerotail (grass-type -> grass/steel-type scissortail flycatcher, the glass cannon)
* octofuss/octohide/octobode (water-type -> water/dark-type octopus, evasive and specializing in status effects)
choose your starter
to be clear, octopi aren't native to oklahoma, but the local cryptid is the Oklahoma Octopus, which is a massive demon that lives in Lake Thunderbird and drowns people, so i kinda had to include it
actually hm... would dark-type or ghost-type make more sense for octobode?
very proud of barbalo. big chunky boy. YES there's an earthquake on his back, YES his horns contain a micro-sun, YES he's baby
octobode: [slithering around the ocean floor]
acerotail: [divebombing a target and slicing it in half]
barbalo: [wanders in with a bag of chips stuck to their horns] hey guys what's up
UPDATE: full evolutionary lines for brison, orofrill, and octofuss!!
proud to continue the tradition of incredibly awkward-looking middle evolutions
CHOOSE YOUR STARTER again now that you have more information
i see how it is
@modernmodron barbalo just stands behind you until the glare from their sun makes you stop playing and pay attention to them
@HTHR "pokémon fangame designed by the creator of meatpunks" isn't a thought i ever thought i'd think, but now that i've conceived of it it sounds kind of fucking amazing. fantasy oklahoma hooked me
@HTHR i chose brison the first time despite being a water-type specialist and i was not disappointed
@HTHR Honestly this only further cements Octofuss as the one for me
If there's one thing I like more than octopodiums, it's CRYPTID OCTOPODIUMS
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