One lunatic's love-hate relationship with the Pokémon franchise, and his addled musings on its rights, wrongs, ins and outs. Come one, come all, and indulge my delusions of grandeur as I inflict my opinions on anyone within shouting distance.
would you want a wolf Pokemon and should it evolve at night only? How would you make a wolf Pokemon?
Well, it would make a sort of sense to have one in the generation calling its games “Sun” and “Moon,” wouldn’t it? Given the general symbolism of wolves as lunar animals in European folklore, anyway. Then again, I think the themes that would be my go-to ideas for a wolf Pokémon have been ‘done’ elsewhere – like, Zoroark already kinda works as a ‘werewolf’ Pokémon despite being a fox and not a wolf because of its powers of darkness and ability to appear as a human, and Mightyena already deals with the teamwork theme that would be inspired by wolves’ pack hunting skills, despite being a hyena and not a wolf. That’s not to say you couldn’t still do one, just that I’d probably try to go with something a lot more offbeat, like these guys. I’m not sure off the top of my head what I would go with.
Merneith: [squinting] So this is the place? Ruby: Seems to be. Why else would anyone put a bunch of those giant mushroom domes out here in the middle of nowhere? This shouldn’t take long; we just need to take care of things here for Lavoisier and then we’ll be on our way back to Lumiose City by tomorrow morning. Merneith: Typical of humans to inflict a blight like that on the landscape. It’s probably putting out mind-altering energy waves or mutating radiation or something. I’d tear down every last one in Kalos if I had the chance. Ruby: Mmm; well, it’s not exactly easy on the eyes, but we won’t have to look at it for long; let’s get on with it. Martial: I for one am glad to be engaged in a task of righteousness again – even if only briefly. This group spends too much time as it is pursuing your self-aggrandising fantasies of power. Ruby: Hey, pursuing my self-aggrandising fantasies of power is just about the only damn thing this lot will ever amount to; don’t knock it. Now, there must be an entrance around here somewhere… Spruce: Over there! See that little building on the other side of that outcrop? Ruby: …no, Spruce, because the outcrop is in the way and the rest of us are on the ground. Spruce: …oh. Right. Hey, I think there’s a fight going on over there! We should get over there and see if someone needs our help! Ruby: Oh, for goodness’ sake, Spruce; you don’t- …and he’s already gone. Nidoking, you with the life-debt or whatever; go and make sure he doesn’t get himself killed or something. Martial: Hmph. I need none of your instruction, witch. Merneith: Come on; let’s go already! We have a job to do!