Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Terraphant_Drillaphant (OLD) by TerryTibke Terraphant_Drillaphant (OLD) by TerryTibke
Inspired by :iconcascadegonpory:'s and :iconplateman:'s "FakeOff" for 2008, I suddenly had an urge to get back into the Fakemon business. We'll see how long it lasts... :D

I needed some sort of gimmick though, so I thought itd be cool to make pokemon that it would be more difficult to decide whether to evolve them or not. In other words, you'd loose a particular type if you evolved, but gain a different type. Well.... I... thought it was interesting anyway. :D

Here's my first two.

TERRAPHANT
(Elephant Pokemon)
Type: Ground/Grass
PokeDex Info: It likes to eat both grass and peanuts, which give its skin an extremely tough texture and strength. Its short size allows it to hide in tall grass in order to avoid predators, but it will attack by charging if provoked.

DRILLAPHANT
(Drill Tusk Pokemon)
Type: Ground/Steel
PokeDex Info: Drillaphant spends much of its time burrowing into hills and mountains with its drill tusks. It can spin these tusks around at high speed to burrow into even the most solid of rock.
Many explorers enjoy exploring the tunnels created by Drillaphants, as they wind on and on in random directions.

Pokemon are (C) Copyright 1995-2008 Nintendo, GameFreak, etc.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconwheelzzz:
Wheelzzz Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love elephant Fakemon, but this is the first one that's so...green!

I love it!
Reply
:iconmytotalbeymon:
MyTotalBeymon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
You do great Fakemon! I'm going to make a Pokemon story and I'm gonna makeup my own Pokemon too! I might use these ones
Reply
:icontenko72:
tenko72 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Old, but good. Nice designs. I like the color scheme and those drill shaped tusks.
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad he's still getting some viewers. I like him too.
Reply
:icontenko72:
tenko72 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
You're welcome! Awww, that's good to hear.
Reply
:iconcard-queen:
Card-Queen Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
How cool! I love the look of this guy and would absolutely raise one if only it were real! :love:
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I would too! Nope unfortunately it's not though. Didn't even put it into [link] either. Got lots of other cool ones in there though. You should check it out.
Reply
:iconzigzagkid:
ZigzagKID Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
this is really good
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mucho!
Reply
:iconzigzagkid:
ZigzagKID Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
no problamo
Reply
:iconpokefan03-kun:
pokefan03-KUN Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
nice idea too of making the ears like stripes and not as the normal ones xd
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! That was meant to be a reference to leaves--relating to the Grass type it has.
Reply
:iconpokefan03-kun:
pokefan03-KUN Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
good names too xd
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconpokefan03-kun:
pokefan03-KUN Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
theyre super cool especially the big one xd i would totally catch it if were real pokemon xd
love the drillfangs xd nice idea xd and like the colors too xd
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you REALLY like it :D I'd totally catch him too.
Reply
:icontheamishpiscodemon:
theamishpiscodemon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
I think this is an absolutely smashing idea mate. :) I love the concept and the characters themselves. Of course, the art is outstanding as well. Can't resist fav'ing. ;)
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, much! I appreciate the compliments. I thought it clever. Maybe one day Nintendo will try it. I think it would add another factor in the decision to evolve. As of right now, it always seems like a no brainer. The only thing holding you back is expediency in certain move acquisitions.
Reply
:icontheamishpiscodemon:
theamishpiscodemon Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Totally true. Personally I opt not to evolve some of my Pokemon purely for the cute factor, and unfortunately it makes them totally unusable in the grand scheme. :iconsadplz:
Reply
:iconizzet-flectomancer:
izzet-flectomancer Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
i like these ones :) I've been coming up with my own too. I came up with about 7 new ones today and may think of more. Problem is I can't draw very well T_T But, i'm sure you could draw them based on the concepts ^^
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Probably - and a very good point: concepts don't take a great deal of artistic skill to come up with, and even the artistry doesn't take a hugely talented artist. For all those who say "Sell these to Nintendo", think about that for a bit. It'd be quite tricky to do, as they're easily able to generate thousands of these on their own.

Glad ye like em though! :D
Reply
:iconizzet-flectomancer:
izzet-flectomancer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
yeah, but lately the Nintendo ones suck. but i can still load my ideas in text form, since i can't draw.
Reply
:iconizzyboy81:
IzzyBoy81 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
hi! i really really like these pokemon. is there any chance that you might start creating more in the near future? i know youve said that youve said you would but im just wondering when if that is known yet.
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Heh... well, I've been very busy in the sketch card market lately, so that's at the whim of my commissioners. I'll probably get caught up in the Pokemon Platinum obsession and start up again though in the near future.

Don't have an exact timeframe though, sorry :D
Reply
:iconbalet:
Balet Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
I like the fake pokemon you've made. Would you allow me to use these images for personal purposes? I would like to save them to my photobucket account and put them in a forum where I sort Pokemon for my personal amusement (I'm the only one who can see the forum).
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I would be more than happy to share those. All ye gotta do, is buy my book, Armageddon: The Battle of Darkening Skies when it comes out in February! If you like my art at all, you'll love the book.

Enjoy.
Reply
:iconpoketrainer13:
PokeTrainer13 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Hey man, I love pokemon. And I've seen my share of fake mon. Honestly, these are some of the best designs I've seen. They fit in SO WELL with the pokemon world. Good job man, keep up the good work! Make more!

*Favorites*
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! This piece, and the Pokemon starters piece are two of the most +Fave'd pieces of work I have!

I will likely do some Pokemon stuff in the future, but right now I'm working on the last stretch before my book, Armageddon: The Battle of Darkening Skies goes to print, so look for that! Its got a ton of great art in it.
Reply
:iconharuamekiri:
haruameKiri Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
These are adorable. I like your style, very expressive and cute.
Reply
:iconbtibke:
btibke Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hey T. Great stuff. I haven't been here in a while, but I thought I'd check in and see what you've been working on.
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Glad ya came!
Reply
:iconradioactivezombeh:
RadioactiveZombeh Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
AWESOME.

Simply, AWESOME.
Reply
:icontuila:
TuiLa Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008   Writer
WOW! I LOVE TERRAPHANT!
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Super!
Reply
:icontuila:
TuiLa Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008   Writer
I really really like them. =]
Reply
:iconsleepifrog:
SleepiFrog Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
wow great concept/ coloring
Reply
:iconlydario:
lydario Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
i really like their designs, interesting, but... having grass, then losing it, seems like an odd change... maybe have it be part rock?

i dunno, either way i really like their designs, but i kinda feel the type change is a little wacky
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You're right. It IS a bit wacky and hasn't been done in game before. See though, you're having trouble deciding because you don't like loosing the type! Its working! :D
Reply
:iconlydario:
lydario Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
what are you talking about? im not having trouble choosing the type, it just doesnt make a whole lot of sense to have an "dominant" type like grass, just being lost

and with the design, it just doesnt seem like grass even fits

but again, its your choice, that was simply a suggestion...
Reply
:iconqurious:
Qurious Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
These are tight! Are you going to be at the Comic Con in Phx this year?
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You know it. I am.
Reply
:iconqurious:
Qurious Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
I'll see ya there! You going to be hanging with Skull or are you going to have your own booth?
Reply
:iconfuzzball288:
fuzzball288 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! I especially love the basic. Their ears are so cool :3
Reply
:icony2jenn:
y2jenn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008   General Artist
I tried to do this once, out of sheer morbid curiosity, but my failures at Fakemon always turned out suspiciously close to Charmander. Then again, who doesn't want a mini-fire-breathing dinosaur?

That said, these are fantastic. I LOVE the design for the bigger of the two. He looks badass and certainly looks like he could kick large amounts of it.
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Jenn:D Hope to see you in a few weeks!
Reply
:iconjayjay226:
JayJay226 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Wow these are well good!
You should try and join in on their fake-off like Plateman said some people were able to do if you had discussions with them or sumat- i dunno read his journal :p
But yeah, these are well- very original!
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I think I'd loose steam part way through for the Fake-Off.... so I think I'll just keep posting some as I can for now and see where it takes me. I'm a busy guy this decade, and getting busier.
Reply
:iconjayjay226:
JayJay226 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
lol
although, i am a crap artist really and wouldn't go up against the likes of those two ever!, i think i would lose interest half way through too! it happens with a lot of things actually :p
Reply
:iconsylver1984:
sylver1984 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Really nice elephants!
Ur very good at coloring and shading :D
Nice job!!
Reply
:iconterrytibke:
TerryTibke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Gee Golly, thanks!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
January 1, 2008
Image Size
386 KB
Resolution
1650×825
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
7,324 (1 today)
Favourites
167 (who?)
Comments
51
Downloads
99
×