Man, there’s a lot of Pokémon. So many that I’m surprised the residents of each land don’t stop and say “Isn’t it weird how there are these colourful creatures that represent every single object, behaviour, animal, idea and mythic creature known to man?”
But before Generation VI comes out (You know it will) and we see how they can do better than a Pokémon that is literally a washing machine, I’d like to look back on the beloved creatures that had their Evolved forms stolen from them, or were simply forgotten.
This is the Top 5 Pokémon That Deserve Evolutions.
It was going to be Top 8, but I don’t think Sunflora, Stunkfisk and Qwillfish have as much potential. Screw them. Anyway…
Chatot is at the top of this list because its theme is fairly one note, if you’ll pardon the completely unexpected pun. Like Smeargle, you get what it’s going for the second you see it.
But the Song Bird idea hasn’t really been given much attention in the Pokémon world. What Bird Pokémon could possibly fit this description? Certainly not Fearow, unless you can appreciate every single pop song sung by a teenage girl.
Chatot, however, does have some deceptive potential for advancement. It’s based around music which is more diverse than just one note and a metronome (That’s its tail). The Pokémon Meloetta does represent music in some way, but it’s Legendary, and that term is so overused it’s meaningless. I’m not counting it.
Crudely increasing Chatot’s size wouldn’t improve anything. Something has to be done with the musical note it has for a head. Adding another note wouldn’t do anything either, probably because you’d have to stick another Chatot onto it like Siamese Twins. But, how about a Treble Clef? Or, to be less popular but just as useful; a Base Clef.
Chatot could have a split evolution, like Clamperl or Gloom, where each form has opposing Statistics. For example, the Base Clef form could focus on Defense, and Attack for the Treble Clef.
This also opens up the idea of having a location in the Pokémon world that is closely connected to music. I’ve played Ruby, Diamond and Black and, as far as I know, the closest thing to something musical, excluding Contests, would be the bell at the top of Celestial Tower in Pokémon Black/White…and that’s not musical…
Chatot deserves an evolution because it would be very easy to be creative with the advanced design. And it could evolve into one of the forms during interesting moments in a musically themed area. Or maybe you could go buy a Trumpet or Trombone to blow into the DS microphone to tell the game which one you want. If Nintendo can sell you a plastic steering wheel, they can sell you that.
Come on! How has this little worm not gotten its Beautifly treatment? With its caterpillar-like body and cocoon-ish shape, it’s just begging for it. Dunsparce looks like it’s about to literally crack apart, revealing a majestic winged insect. Sure, there are enough butterfly and moth Pokémon to last, but Dunsparce doesn’t have to go in that direction.
It has some wings, and is a Land Snake Species, so maybe it could unfold into some vicious flying serpent creature, like an elongated Gliscor. That’s something different, right?
Dunsparce isn’t lower on this list because it is apparently based on a Japanese creature of legend, the Tsuchinoko. So having an evolution for it would technically makes as much sense as having an evolution for The Loch Ness Monster, or Gyrados I guess.
With three generations after its introduction, how hasn’t Xatu followed the path of Pokémon like Pidgey or Starley? Its ‘medium’ size and simplistic design make it a perfect object to fiddle with and, for lack of a different word, ‘evolve’.
Xatu isn’t a Pokémon like Heracross, where there’s no way its evolution wouldn’t just be a bigger version of itself. It has the ability to unravel into something mighty, beautiful and most importantly; different.
The introduction of Sigilyph depresses me because that is exactly how I would imagine Xatu’s final evolution would look like. Surreal and alien. But, I have another idea.
Since Xatu is essentially a Natu with a seemingly rigid body underneath, the most logical choice would be something totemic and ‘collective’, like Magneton or Metagross. I’m picturing two or more Xatu bodies that have been squashed and stacked together, with beautiful wings that drape down the side like knotted hair or festive ribbons. And lose the sock feet…
This does run the risk of looking pretty stupid, but the Pokémon franchise killed that restriction the second Garbodor showed up.
This is yet another Pokémon who had its final evolved form stolen from it. Why couldn’t Chimencho evolve into a Bronzong? …There are too many Pokémon…
But, I’m not going to give up now, I still have something.
Both Chimencho and its pre-evolved form, Chingling, have a ‘delicate chime’ thing going on. So, even if Bronzong was the next step, it might be too ‘bulky of a design to work well. It has to stay delicate.
Therefore, why not shove more of itself together? Chimencho is based off a wind chime, so the next logical step would be to add more chimes onto it, like this.
Unfortunately, this does come off as lazily copying Magneton, Metagross and whatever I’m going to call my Xatu monstrosity. To counter that, there still would only be one Chimecho, it would just have more than one ‘torso’, kinda like Aggron getting another tail or Machamp having SIX ARMS!
You could even make it reminiscent of a church organ, but that may come back to the ‘bulky design’ problem. Speaking of problems…
My whole life I’ve waited for a Venus Fly Trap Pokémon, and what they give me is a goofy looking and mildly useless collection of vines, with egg whites on a green waffle iron head.
Please, let me fix this.
The design and the random Levitate Ability actually helps me greatly in constructing a suitable evolution for Carnivine. The cluster of vines at its base and the fact that it floats suggests to me the image of someone picking up a plant before placing it into soil to grow.
Carnivine’s evolved form would be a myriad (four…) of snapping jaws that burst out of a pot-like base, to evoke the image of a pot plant. It would have a very high Attack Stat but lose the Levitate Ability for obvious reasons. But it would gain one that I shall call Solid Base, in which Ground attacks would do 50% less damage…okay, you think of better!
It could very easily be likened to a Hydra, or maybe its design could be more like the underwater plants of the same name, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
The Pokémon franchise doesn’t even come close to requiring these new monsters in their gigantic roster, but I would like to stress that leaving these Pokémon alone gives me the impression that the company doesn’t really care about what they’re creating. They’d rather give us another Machop or Timbuur clone, or worse, another freakin’ Dragon!
It’s the little things that count. But more importantly MAKE A CARNIVINE EVOLUTION!