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    Default Creating the world of Mackinaw a 15 year journey...

    Look you guys I have been working on the Mashiso region for roughly 15 years, now I tried my best to choose pokemon that would fit in a Michigan based region, however for those that don't fit can be written off as being there for the sake of Biodiversity and or the rule of cool.

    Now here is a snapshot of sevrale Pokémon found within the Marshiso region feel free to tell me what you think of them, note I will be updating this list when I get a chance to do so later.


    000: Cerespelt Mother Grain Pokémon Grass/Fairy Harvest (Mythical)
    Pokédex Entry: This Pokémon is worshiped as the agricultural goddess of Ringwood township, an altar was built for it in its honor, Corn dollies are offered to it for a bountiful harvest for the following year. It's believed to have shared grain seeds with the native peoples of the Marshiso region to establish a cradle of civilization within the Marshiso region.

    001: Katōvum Tadpole Pokémon Grass Overgrow HA Shed Skin
    Pokédex Entry: This tadpole ihe pokemon swems throw the soft soil of its wetland habitats eating the soil much like an earthworm as it tracks down its prey Paratode and Nematode. When the soil becomes too dried out it will evolve and emerge as Bullallium.

    002: Bullallium Bullfrog Pokémon Grass/Dragon Overgrow/Shed Skin
    Pokédex Entry: As Katōvum its body absorbed a decent amount of the Dragon Force, it now expresses dragon like traits and is able to breath out dragon fire from its mouth. it's also said to user its load croakes to stun caterpillar Pokémon.

    003: Ophiovum Dragonic Chicken Pokémon Grass/Dragon Overgrow/Shed Skin
    Pokédex Entry: It is said that eye contact with this Pokémon means instant death, its breath is said so make the strongest of men cry like a newborn babe. Legend has it that when it was banished from The Garden of Eden, Onions sprouted from its right footprint were as Garlic sprouted from its left.

    004: Salaphate Salamander Pokémon Fire Blaze HA Gooey
    Pokédex Entry: It was once thought to have been born of campfires that are made out of rotten logs. the Black sink of this Slamaner like Pokémon is dotted by orange spots, in spite being a fire type they are fairly common in wetland areas, although until recently it was believed to just be a Spotted Salamander.

    005: Salarslate Salamander Pokémon Fire/Electric Blaze HA Gooey
    Pokédex Entry: Fossils of these Pokemon were discovered in slate, it seems that the spots on its body have become bumps that act as a sort of battery packs thus its a Pyro-Electrokinesis.

    006: Salacrest Sun spotted Salamander Pokémon Fire/Electric Blaze HA Gooey
    Pokédex Entry: This Parasaurolophus like Scamander Pomémon is called by some Creationists to be the bibleal monster known as the Leviathan. It's theorized to gain the power breathes fire and lighting out of its nose to defend against predators such as ancient crocodiles, as it grazed on aquatic plants, their crest also amphys sound based moves.

    007: Kurusu Seal Pokémon Water Torrent HA Fur Coat
    Pokédex Entry: It was in Ported to the Great Lakes region from Loch Ness in the Caledonia Region by Eric the Red. Do there Poémon there were more successful colonization efforts in Vinland than on a planet known as Earth Prime. Eric the red's men made it all the way down to Minnesota there docents are known to play Football.

    008: Kuruwave Seal Pokémon Water/Ice Torrent HA Fur Coat
    Pokédex Entry: The Scandinavian Vikings modeled their boats after this Pokémon, This Seal like Pokémon successfully established a stable breeding population in the Great Lakes Region they mostly eat fish Pokémon such as Goldeen and Magikarp.

    009: Lockuress Tuskless Walrus Pokémon Water/Ice Torrent HA Fur Coat
    Pokédex Entry: For years the sightings of it in Loch Ness Monster in the Caledonia region have been dismissed by researchers as being nothing more than a herd seals, little did they realize that Kurusu is in fact it's lowest evolution. the Vikings not only modeled their ships after it, but also introduced it to the Great Lakes region when they settled in Minnesota.

    010: Carrunny Bunny Pokemon Normal/Ice Run Away/Refrigerate
    Pokédex Entry: Its commonly found in Grassland and woodland habitats, it's favorite food is carrots and Dandelions. if running won't work they will defend themselves against Huginnugur with their icy breath.

    011: Carrabbit Snowshoe Hare Pokemon Normal/Ice Run Away/Refrigerate
    Pokédex Entry: It's believed that 6,000 years ago, Humans modeled snowshoes after this Pokémon's footprint somewhere in in what is now central Asia. This Pokémon is found more common in the northern parts of the Marshiso region, It is hunted by Muninnoir.

    012: Aoirush Eastern Bluebird Pokémon Ice/Flying Keen Eye/Refrigerate
    Pokédex Entry: This Pokémon is said to be the harbinger of Spring. Moves to lower elevations during the Early where it is often seen in towns and orchards and thickets. Aoirush's diet consists of insects and other invertebrates. The remainder is made up of wild fruits or berries. It has a preference for Kricketot, Fogliacer, Pestlocus, and Pyregrub; and will also eat other bug pokémon such as Vermipost, Reikanea, Centaglass.

    013: Blarush Varied Thrush Pokémon Ice/Flying Keen Eye/Refrigerate
    Pokédex Entry: This Pokémon is said to be the harbinger of Winter. It prefers moist conifer forest. Most common in dense, older conifer forests in high elevations. its diet varies throughout the course of the year. During the summer, ground-dwelling arthropods make up the bulk of its diet. During migration and winter, however, the focus of the Blarush's diet shifts to fruits.

    014: Falcokes Sparrow Hawk Pokémon Fire/Flying Keen Eye/Combust
    Pokédex Entry: it sores the skies for its prey Aoirush. its ability Combust makes it normal type moves fire type instead. it's one of the easiest bird pokémon to train in the Marshiso Region and is often used by Bird keepers in falconry competitions.

    015: Falcotrel Sparrow Hawk Pokémon Fire/Flying Keen Eye/Combust
    Pokédex Entry: it sores the skies for its prey Blarush. Although it actually has a broad diet has contributed to its wide success as a species. It nests in cavities in trees, cliffs, buildings, and other structures. The female lays three to seven eggs, which both sexes help to incubate.

    016: Huginnugur Norse Raven Pokémon Dark/Flying Pickpocket/Noir Aura
    Pokédex Entry: This Ravin Like pokemon is said to have been sent all over the world, Midgard, and bring information to the Norse god Odin. Huginnugur is the the thought, Do to Odin giving Huginnugur and Muninnoir the ability to speak, they are described as perching on Odin's shoulders at the end of the day and relaying all they learned about Midgard.

    017: Muninnoir Norse Raven Pokémon Dark/Flying Pickpocket/Noir Aura
    Pokédex Entry: This Ravin Like pokemon is said to have been sent all over the world, Midgard, and bring information to the Norse god Odin. Muninnoir ​is the the memory. Do to Odin giving Huginnugur and Muninnoir the ability to speak, they are described as perching on Odin's shoulders at the end of the day and relaying all they learned about Midgard.

    018: Fogliacer Leaf Mimic Pokémon Bug/Grass Leaf Guard/Swarm
    Pokédex Entry: If you see a maple leaf crawling along the grass it's probably a Fogliacer, although they tend to mimic the leaves of trees they feed on, however thy sometimes infest crops in wooded areas thus are seen as pests. thet hide at the bace of maple trees, in forests they tend to eat fallen leaves.

    019: Foliumaple Leaf Mimic Pokémon Bug/Grass Leaf Guard/Swarm
    Pokédex Entry: In order to better hid among the fallen leaves it mimics the colors of leaves change to in autumn. it makes its nest in leafpiles simes times it surpries humans who rake leaves in Autumn.

    020: Pestlocus Grasshopper Pokémon Bug/Flying Gluttony/Swarm
    Pokédex Entry: Do to its Ravenous appetite it attacks Cereal crops during droughts. One famous sighting of these Pokémon happened in 1875 around the Rocky Mountains. A few trainers caught a few in order to make sure the species did not go extinct. a few pairs made there way to the Marshiso region were a breeding program has been on going to preserve the species.

    021: Mortaravage Grasshopper Pokémon Bug/Flying Gluttony/Swarm
    Pokédex Entry: Do to corporate greed those who practice large scale mono agriculture, want to cause this and other bug type Opkémon go extinct. This this do the fact that all they care about is making a high profit margin at the expanse of the ecology of the planet's ecosystems. there by outright ignoring the planet's natural checks and balances.

    023: Neerling Chicken Pokémon Normal/Flying Keen Eye/Sniper
    Pokédex Entry: These Pokémon are bred to lay unfertilized eggs. groups such as Team Plasma denounce the large scale factory farming of theses Pokémon. Their diets mostly consist of seeds mostly grasses and grains.

    024: Longshot ​Turkey Pokémon Normal/Flying Keen Eye/Sniper
    Pokédex Entry: it's believed to be a decent of a species of junglefowls that was found in Southeast Asia.Do to concerns over red meat it farmed for its meat. It's the centerpiece of meals that Celebrate the Autumn harvest. However more often their meat has been phased out for Tofurky. This is do to the fact that they are somewhat decent battle, in spite of the questionable morality of cockfighting.

    025: Takenoko Bamboo Tadpole Fighting Iron Fist/Warrior Spirit
    Pokédex Entry: One day in the bamboo forest, an old bamboo cutter a comes across a mysterious, shining stalk of bamboo. Upon cutting it open, he is surprised to find an infant the size tadpole of his thumb inside. he named her Takeōjo 'Bamboo Princess' From that day on, every time the man cuts a stalk of bamboo, he finds a small nugget of gold inside.

    026: Kattātake Bamboo Cutter Frog Fighting/Dragon Iron Fist/Warrior Spirit
    Pokédex Entry: This Frog like Pokemon are said to be the guardians of the celestial Moon Princess, they are said to use ninjato techniques and the power of the Moon to accomplish their missions. It's however believed there are many Pokémon villages scattered through the Marshiso Region to train Takenoko to become Kattātake.

    027: Squadragoon Festival Dragon Pokémon Fighting/Dragon Battle Armor/Warrior Spirit
    Pokédex Entry: Falinks who know how to Celebrate are said to gain the Powers of the legendary dragon. it's Commander of the the brass. It's orders are absolute. The five Falinks are trained as a brass. They constantly change their formation as they fight, Teamwork is their battle strategy.

    028: Warriesh Flying Fish Pokémon Fighting/Flying Snipper
    Pokédex Entry: While they cannot fly in the same way a bird does, Warriesh can make powerful, self-propelled leaps out of the water where their long wing-like fins enable gliding for considerable distances above the water's surface. The main reason for this behavior is thought to be to escape from underwater predators though their periods of flight expose them to attack by avian predators.

    029: Minnohaud Legendary Catch Pokémon Drizzle
    Pokédex Entry: Fisherman who catch Minnohaud often tell an exaggerated story about Catching a Legendary dragon when all they caught was a flat head minnow like Pokémon. They are ofen use as bait fish.

    030: Hodenpyl Reservoir Pokémon Water/Dragon Drizzle
    Pokédex Entry: its said that when Minnohaud is leveled up within Hodenpyl Dam Pond, it gains the power of the legendary dragon. In spite of being a sea serpent they are very peaceful Pokémon, It will however battle wild Gyarados to the death in order to protect Humans and Pokémon.


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    ???: Heliroot Sunchoke Pokémon Grass/Ground Prankster/Regeneration
    Pokédex Entry: it originated in the Ozarks region near Cahokia City. When ever knobby bits brake off of its body it will sprout into a colony of Sunchokes. It's said that Great Rabbit Pokémon Jackanitou created this pokemon to provide mankind with food. When in danger it said to let loose a loud smelly fart, It sometimes pranks humans who pass it in the woods.

    ???: Helituber Sunchoke Pokémon Grass/Ground Prankster/Regeneration
    Pokédex Entry: It's said that the native Peoples of the americas gifted this pokemon to european explorers on the way back they stunk up the ships so bad that the Europeans left the americas relatively alone until modern times. Therefor allowing the americas to develop without very much input from the europeans. not only are their countries now populated by sunchokes but also Heliroot and Helituber as well.

    ???: Reikaido Old Well Pokémon Ghost/Rock Storm Drain/Water Absorb HA: Spiritual Draw
    Pokédex Entry: Long ago a village that raised Chicktrygist, a Sage trapped a creature lives in the well, however seven years after a stupid boy played the song of storms, the well ran dry. one legend says that this Pokémon was created by the spirits of children who died while playing near the well and fell drawn into it. If you happen to see an old well and it moves runaway as fast as you can and don't look back, if you don't your soul will be adsorbed into it! ~ Silvia fons

    ???: Chicktrygist Headless Pokémon Ghost/Ice Cursed Body
    Pokédex Entry: it is thought that this Pokémon came into being do to Mike the Headless Chicken. Its head is now nothing more than Exoplasm. these Pokémon are said to haunt graveyards as well as fatry farms and KFC.

    ???: Poultrygeist Headless Pokémon Ghost/Ice Cursed Body
    Pokédex Entry: It's said the Vengeful spirits of the native People of Marshiso possess the carcass of headless Chickens raised in a factory farm built over their gravesite. it's said to have went on a killing spree.

    ???: Oinksalot Piggy Bank Pokémon Normal/ock Normalize
    Pokédex Entry: it often used to store money, however it has a tency to use it to attack its foes with. its armmor will shatter when hit too hard by physical attacks. thus its concidered to be a glass cannon.

    ???: Snortsalot Cash Hog Pokémon Normal Normalize
    Pokédex Entry:It's theorized to generates too little cash flow to completely power its own attacks, while it's can use a powerful attack it will drain your wallet.

    ???: Slangeolie Snake Oil Hose Pokémon Ground/Poison Liquid Ooze/Sticky Hold HA Stench
    Pokedex Entry: it was created by RKS Laboratories as a living hose to clean up oil spills. The Meteorology Space Center created Rocoy which feeds exclusively on Slangeolie.

    ???: Käärmeöljy Viper Pipeline Pokémon Ground/Poison Liquid Ooze/Sticky Hold HA Stench
    Pokedex Entry: Käärmeöljy is sometimes called a Chinese water snake do to the fathat their pre evolutions have been intentionally released into the Great Lakes in order to deal with any oil spills from Line 5.

    ???: Rocoy Buoy launcher Pokémon Steel/Flying Light Metal/Speed boost HA Mega Launcher
    Pokedex Entry: it was created by a team eford by researchers from the Meteorology Space Center, RKS Laboratories and Firestorm insteries along with their partners from the Devon corporation, the Silph Co. and Amaze-All!. Rocoy is the resort of further development of the Porygon line along with the DNA of a heron.

    ???: Garockite Rocket Raptor Pokémon Steel/Flying Light Metal/Speed boost HA Mega Launcher
    Pokedex Entry: Garockite seems to have the ability to not only into space but time travel as well for it along with Käärmeöljy have been recorded in hindu myology long before their creation.


    ???: Meracocha Creator Pokémon Dragon/Fairy Fairy Aura
    Pokédex Entry: Spoken of as the creator being this dragon is linked to the solar deity cults. Do to the rising and falling of the sun, it was once believed a battle between it and Yuchama took place the outcome being ether the death or the resurrection of the sun.

    ???: Yuchama Destroyer Pokémon Dragon/Dark Dark Aura
    Pokédex Entry: Spoken of as the destroyer being. In some cases sacrifices human blood and hearts were offered to it along with Meracocha, the people apparently thought if they did not do it the universe would end. It along with the Meracocha are said to be able to change between their Land Wyrm and Sky Wyrm form.


    ???: Kodaikai Copper Maiden Pokémon Steel/Fairy Smelt
    Pokédex Entry: She is believed to have be the reincarnation of an Ojibway pretests who had molten copper poured down her throat when she refused to convert to Christianity. Jackanitou seeing what became of his highly devoted follower reincarnated her into this Pokémon.

    ???: Geysourex Steam Dragon Pokemon Fire/Water Water Absorb
    Pokédex Entry: Apparently it created Geysers and hotsprings in order to protect its home from a gigantic glacier that was 390 ft high. Its home is a marshland that are the remains of an ancient sea, now known as the Oceanic Preserve. It lives in an underwater cave and maintaines the Geothermal activity of the geysers and hotsprings in the area.

    ???: Jackanitou Great Rabbit Pokémon Electric/Ice Cumulonimbus
    Pokédex Entry: It was tasked by Arceus to create the Marshiso Region and the Pokémon that call it home. It's said that is home home is Sugarloaf located on Mackinac Island, which according to legend the island was the first land to appear after the Great Flood.

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    So yeah clearly I Have a lot more Fake Pokémon than what I have shown here I realize that it's a long time coming even if TPM is basically dead. I still hold hope that at least I can at last a further glimpse into the world I been working on all these years. Look I fell down a rather deep rabbit hole when it comes to creating new Pokémon for my region.

    ~CL

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    Default Re: Creating the world of Mackinaw a 15 year journey...

    I admire your imagination, Charles. A great deal of Pokemon with unordinary features, almost too many. I mean, roughly estimated over 50% of them have traits we'd call 'Legendary', while in Pokemon games, only a minority of a Region's Pokemon would really fall into the 'Legendary' category. Mentioning biblical things like The Garden of Eden and Leviathan from the Book of Job aren't what I initially expected to appear in Starter Pokemon and their evolution's PokeDex entries. But on the other land, this makes your Marshiso Region more exciting, at least. So no real disappointment there.

    About the biodiversity, I see no issue in fitting any of your Fakemon into the Region based on Michigan. Also in the real Pokemon games, we see plenty of artistic freedom in placing different Pokemon placing into their respective environments. Take Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald for example. Although Kyūshū is more of a tropical environment we still see Ice Pokemon there. There's more, I have always found it odd having Route 111 Desert there, because there isn't really such terrain in real Japan (except Tottori sand dunes).

    Only a few typos. Mostly stands out that you referred to your Region as 'Mashiso' in one point and 'Marshiso' in other. As I'm not a native English speaker, my grammar isn't so good, so I really can't judge you there.

    What I really can nitpick there, is my favourite one of the Fakemon you presented. It is, of course, Käärmeöljy. 'Käärme' being Finnish for snake and 'öljy' for oil. 'Kyy' or 'kyykäärme' is an exact counterpart for viper. Also, the word order does make a difference. Käärmeöljy sounds, to me, 'oil made of snake', whereas Öljykäärme would mean 'snake of oil'. English uses here a word order that is an opposite of the Finnish one, so I can't be sure which one you meant.

    But all in all, very interesting writing!
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